Ozette Triangle Trail

MODERATE 57 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.

DISTANCE
8.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
613 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

rocky

scramble

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.

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hiking
19 days 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.

camping
1 month 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.

backpacking
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month 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.

backpacking
1 month 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!

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

2 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.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 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.

3 months ago

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5 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

5 months ago