Perkins Pond Nature Trail is a 1.0 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ocean Shores, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.0 km Elevation Gain: 1 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

nature trips


bird watching





city walk

Perkins Pond Nature Trail is a short walk (a little over a half mile loop) around a small lake in the city of Ocean Shores, Washington. Parking is available near the Cabana Park swimming pool, which is a short distance from the trail entrance. This loop trail is a level gravel path and is suitable for both young and old with several benches along the trail. Walkers and runners can increase mileage by doing several laps. On windy days, the trail provides more protection from the wind than the local Pacific Ocean beaches. Nature trail also provides opportunities for viewing wildlife and birdlife.

11 months ago

Nice walk for small children or elderly. Lots of benches. Nice views of pond. Going to bring grandma here!

Wed Jun 27 2018

I'm giving this a 5 because it's the perfect space for a mindful walk solo or with others. it's simple - quiet- and very calming

Sun Mar 04 2018

Great to do if you happen to be in the area but don’t make a special t up just for this one.

Mon Oct 09 2017

A lovely little walk around a pond. Ducks and geese swimming in the pond. It is a well maintained path with many benches to sit down along the way. It is very close to private houses, but in October the place was unbelievably quiet and overall the place feels kind of like a magic garden. The trail starts at the back of the Cabana Pool parking lot.

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