Ozette Triangle Trail

MODERATE 67 reviews
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Ozette Triangle Trail is a 8.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sekiu, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

8.7 miles
479 feet





nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


old growth



no dogs

From Port Angeles, E 5 miles on US 101 to Highway 112. Right (west) for 49 miles to Hoko/Ozette Lake Rd. Left for 21 miles to the trailhead at Ozette Lake. There is a $15 fee for car entrance.

1 month ago

Excellent condition

6 months ago

Weather was beautiful. We found the petroglyphs, which don't have their location marked, so keep an eye out for them. They were very cool and fun to hunt for. The ocean rocks were awesome. Tons of bald eagles. It was a little tricky to find camp sites with legit fire rings.

7 months ago

A favorite for my family, we've made this trip for the past three years. The hikes from the station to the main camps are fairly easy. The beach hike takes a bit more work, obviously, but its mostly rocky terrain. Make sure you time the beach crossing for low tides, or you'll find yourself cut off. A filter is required, as both camps do have a creek. The water is drinkable when filtered, but is brackish.

7 months ago

We hiked all of the north trail and along the beach and camped at Sand point. The beach on the other side of the point towards the south is a lot more sandy and better looking. Pretty easy hike. Bring water if you dont want to drink out of the brown little creek that is there. We brought 1 gallon each and that was perfect.

7 months ago

Can anyone let me know if the north trail to cape alava is still steep, muddy, and has the rope hanging before getting to the beach. I would like to know if it's improved at all? Or gotten worse.

7 months ago

Gorgeous and very easy hike to Cape Alava where we spent one night camped next to the beach. The sunset was amazing! The hike from Cape Alava to Sand Point was not easy, it is about 3 miles of hiking on the wet beach and also climbing under and over fallen trees.The last 3 miles are a breeze. We did see a lot of deer on the beach and also a black bear!

8 months ago

This was an amazing experience. Hike through the rainforest then emerge onto a preserved beach with protruding rock formations, sea lions, bald eagles, and ancient petroglyphs waiting for you to explore. We also spent the night at the cape alava backcountry site which I highly recommend for the full experience.

8 months ago

This was a great hike! It probably took us about 8 hours as we explored the beach for a very long time and had a relaxing lunch. We never saw any seals or sea lions, but could hear the sea lions barking on one of the islands. We reached the trail head about 2 hours before low tide and it was perfect timing. We had no problems getting around any of the cliffs.

11 months ago

Super gnarly. First 3 miles to cape is boardwalk, it's in pretty good condition but careful some is rotten. Did it in the rain so it was slightly slippery.The 3 miles on the beach is rough. Rocky, sandy, fallen trees and a changing tide make for an adventure. plan around tide. trail has marked, alternate options at points in case of high tide and some include rope climbing. amazing petroglyphs, wildlife (eagles, otters, tide pools) seastacks. look for round 'x' sign to mark start of next 3 miles back into woods on boardwalk to parking lot. rad in the rain in early March. bring extra socks and lunch

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Take the north-south route. Great hike.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

it was not 8.7 miles, it's about 9.2 miles, but it was awesome, make sure you get a tide table since you can't hike the beach during high tide.

Friday, July 29, 2016

This trail is easy unless you run into a bear, then it becomes moderate.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Awesome trail. Mixes in a lot of varied sightseeing... Forest, lake and streams, ocean, and rugged beach. Overnight camp in cape Alva was amazing.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

These trails are in very good condition. The boardwalks were dry, so I can't speak to how slippery they can get, but they have clearly been replacing the bad portions of it. I was actually bored on the inland trails because the vegetation didn't change much, and the terrain was a few stairs short of wheelchair accessible. The site camping at Cape Alava was a bit too close quarters, but there was plenty of sandy beach for those wishing a little more elbow room. The haystacks were nice to view, and the sunset was pretty behind them. On day 2 I hiked along the beach at low tide to Sandy Point. It was a fast and easy trek, though the fine sand was slightly challenging with 40lbs on my back. This is a great beginner hike or beginner backpacking destination for all ages.
I'm going back this weekend. This time I'll take my son so he can be one of those folks who has fond childhood memories of this beautiful place.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Awesome trail -- saw bald eagles and a deer and her fawns. Highlight is the walk along the beach -- make sure to bring sunscreen and good hiking shoes, because if you don't make it through the beachfront during low tide you have to do a bit of a rock scramble.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Went on this hike with my sister. We camped overnight and hiked during the day. A deer came up to our tent. Saw eagles on the stacks, otters, and all kinds of wildlife. I highly recommend this triangle. Make sure you check the tide charts before you do the middle section of the loop-there are some spots where a hiker could get stranded during high tide. And keep an eye out for rock art. We saw a few carvings.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Fantastic. The Alava to Sand Point hike is a bit rich in soft sand, but really awesome.

Monday, May 02, 2016


Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Not many visitors during spring break, but it still was beautiful! Don't walk in the dead blue stuff because your shoes will stink for days.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

We did a one-night backpack sleeping a Sand Point here in August 2015. It was my friend's first backpack trip, and it was a good one for her. It's nice and flat, although hiking on the rocky beach is kind of rough going. I recommend doing the beach section of the hike at low tide. At high tide you have to get around the large logs laying on the beach somehow, which is challenging. Wish Creek, which is the water source at the Sand Point camping area, is so low that it doesn't even reach the ocean. The water in it was the color of black tea. The rangers told us that this is caused by tannins in the vegetation surrounding the creek and is not a sign of contamination. But we didn't know that until we returned our bear cans at the ranger station after the trip. It was pretty crowded there even though permits are required. We didn't see any bears or raccoons.

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