DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
232 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

beach

forest

views

wildlife

hiking
3 months ago

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.