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Obstruction Pass Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Olga, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.4 mi Elevation gain 232 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Walking

Beach

Forest

Views

Wildlife

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Kristin Tolle
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Walking

On a sunny day, this rocky beach can't be beat. This very easy trail is a nice loop with one direction slightly longer and easier. But it's very worthwhile to do it as a loop. I timed my arrival for low tide, as the beach is not very deep. Very few people midday on a Monday. No bugs except the occasional ant.

Oliver Schramm
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Hiking

Great short hike enjoying the sunset!

Michelle Dillon
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Hiking

Beautiful mossy loop trail that leads to a quiet little beach and campground.

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Donna G.
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Hiking

Beautiful walk with nice mix of forest and water views. Be sure you give yourself time to get out before it gets dark this time of year. Can’t wait to come back when there is a low tide.

nature minded
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HikingMuddy

Ocean views of Obstruction Isl and Blakely are awesome!

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Rebecca G
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Hiking

Great trail for all skill levels. Midpoint at the beach with a beautiful view, tide pools, and many rocks to gather. My 2.5 yo and 5 yo loves this one!

Laura DiLeonardi
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Loved the hidden beach!

Pauline Sachar
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Hiking

perfect for young children with plenty of rocks to scramble around on down at the beach.

Meg Knight
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Hiking

An easy forested walk to the beach. Hard to find the short cut trail going back to parking lot. Wind your way behind restrooms and find camp site #1. The trail is there. Excellent hike for the out of shape.

Chris Kambak
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Hiking

Easy hike to lovely 10 site campground and beach. Recommend it for a nice walk.

Bob Ogden
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Hiking

Nice trail. We went counterclockwise and took the lower trail extension. Beautiful overlook remote picnic table location down there before joining the main trail again. Low tide allows you to walk along shore line below picnic area. More remote than end of trail beach location. Lots of driftwood.

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Darrell Wayenberg
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Hiking

We did the loop counterclockwise, but if we had it to do over again we would have come back the same way we went (staying west) to enjoy the views both ways. The east part of the trail is okay, but the view of the water is what makes the hike. Either way, it is well worth the short hike to get to the beach!

Kevin Flynn
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HikingBlowdown

Feb 18, 2019: Hiked counter-clockwise, taking the right fork at the trailhead. The trail is well marked and in overall good condition. We took the first right off the loop to check out the beach, then headed back up and proceeded on with the loop, which leads to a campground and a second beach access point. After the second beach the steepest uphill portion of trail begins, going through scenic forest and encountering multiple blowdowns. Several information signs throughout the trail providing interesting history lessons of this and the sorrounding islands.

Lea Kolek
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Hiking

Lovely, family-friendly hike that leads to a rocky beach alcove. From the car park, hikers can choose upper or lower paths to travel. We chose to go left to hike in (upper) and then the opposite route (lower) to hike out. There are a few slightly moderate ascent/descents in certain areas depending on which way you're traveling, but for the most part the trek is easy-going. We've done this hike two other times when our son was four and six-years-old, and now at eight, he's an old hat at this one. The hike in leads to tent campgrounds and a beach alcove with a gorgeous view of the Obstruction Pass channel. I suggest wearing closed-toed shoes as the rocky beach does make it difficult to walk in sandals or other open-style shoes. Small tide pools allow for some exploration for kids. Leashed pets are permitted as well. Look for the wooden steps that lead down to the beach area. Lots of driftwood makes for great seating to just kick back and take in the scenery.

Gina Miller
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Very lovely! Easy even for this out of shape gal :)

Shari Davis
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Walking

Very easy walking trail. Beautiful views in the forest and great views of the lake. If you want a short hike or walk this is a beautiful place to be. You will pass the area where people are camping so if it’s an early morning walk you might see a few people emerging from tents.

Erin H.
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Hiking

Quick hike to a beautiful secluded beach and camping area.

Julie Bissell
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Fun hike with a few variations to get to and from the beach.

Christopher Bernard
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Hiking

Fun hike down to a fairly secluded beach. Steep in some sections of high path but easy overall. Not much in the way of views though until you reach the beach. Be sure to bring water, no faucet I could find at trailhead.

Lynn Divoky
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Walking

This trail is very peaceful and beautiful. It is fairly narrow and you really need to watch your footing due to tree roots and rocks along much of the trail. We went all the way down to the beach and back. I am fairly out of shape and was a bit out of breath on the way back, but for a normal person, I'm sure it's pretty easy. Overall, this is a very beautiful hike.

Jessica Bryant
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Cross Country Skiing

Great to walk with my kiddo who is six :) loved the signs along the trail and the ending at the beach :)

Hillary Holiday
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Hiking

Great little hike for families. We called it crab city from the tons of hermit crab residents. It's one of our favorites.

Adam Lund
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Hiking

Short trail through forest to a beach and campsites on the south end of Orcas island. Good views.

Keri Sprenger
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Hiking

This is a great little trail that is rarely used. We saw one person on our hike, and the views once you get to Obstruction Pass are fabulous. If you're in the area, make time for this trail. You won't be disappointed.

Steven Sullivan
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Hiking
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Fuck Yo Couch
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Monique Jones
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Alan Shuster
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Original Allie
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Rhiannon Blue
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