Shi Shi to Ozette River Beach Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Shi Shi to Ozette River Beach Trail is a 17.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near La Push, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November.

DISTANCE
17.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3441 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

scenic driving

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

no dogs

The trail starts at a trailhead Shi Shi beach. Be sure to get a permit in Neah Bay. Hike through an old growth forest of Sitka Spruce. Be careful for mud on the trail. After emerging from forest you will see amazing haystacks and rock formations. You can hike for miles on the beach to Point of Archs

backpacking
2 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

scenic driving
Monday, April 25, 2016

Beautiful and different then any of the inland beaches but not as fun.

camping
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Wonderful for hiking and camping with the family. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
Sunday, October 05, 2014

scenic driving
Sunday, November 10, 2013

Spent 11 days camping and backpacking in the park. It's amazing

hiking
Friday, July 19, 2013

We hiked through a Sitka spruce forest but the trail was muddy. The forest was beautiful but the beach was even more amazing with haystacks and small islands off the beach. We hiked for miles on the beach to the Point of Arches where we saw tide pools and star fish, bald eagles and sea life. We spent 7 hours walking on the beach but you could spend less.

hiking
Monday, April 08, 2013

Start from La Push and hike north along the beach. Trail ends at Ozette Lake Camp Ground. approx. 30 miles long with variable footing. Sand, gravel, stone, and rock beaches with several head-land crossings using cable ladders and ropes. Cross some areas at low tide. Get a permit and bear-can from the forks ranger station. This hike is in my top 5 list of hikes, ever! Can be difficult, but with so few people allowed on this trail at any one point, it makes it like discovering a new world. Scenery is amazing and plenty of things to find on the beach and use to make your camping easier. Highly recommended for the experienced backpacker.