Olympic Coast North is a 20.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near La Push, Washington that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from March until November.

Distance: 20.3 miles Elevation Gain: 3,120 feet Route Type: Point to Point




nature trips




wild flowers



no dogs

Thu Aug 23 2018

Completed this trail from Ozette to River at La Push. KNOW THE TIDE TABLE! This was a buddies hike idea in December. Weather was fair, no rain at all over 3 days. The tides were not our friend. High tide was during all the prime hiking times, and so we did a lot of headlamp movements. A lot of beautiful sunrises. I feel like I missed a lot of the views though. Be aware, the camping is on cliffs above the beach. We did this hike 10 years ago and the ropes to climb up we’re hard to find and ragged. Rocks were slick and barnacle covered at points, and at least one point was only crossable during low tide.

Tue Apr 03 2018

Went Rialto to Ozette in 1.5 days and it was rough but worth it! Tides hold you up and it is slippery with many rocks to climb over. Will do this hike in the future!

Wed Jan 03 2018

Did the north to south route from Ozette to Rialto beach. Big things to remember when hiking this in the winter. Some of the areas on the maps where tides will block the path are a lot longer then they appear on the maps. The rocks between yellow banks and the Norwegian memorial are extremely slippery and for the most part are not passable over 5ft of tide. Also where we averaged 2.5mph on the boardwalks and on the open beach the slick boulder to boulder walking slowed us down to around .5mph. Beach camping for most of the area from sand point to the Norwegian memorial requires a climb into the woods and camping in the ferns. Not impossible in the winter with the short days but you need to plan and take a hard look at the overhead views. Anything that appears like red or brown rock at low tide is extremely slick.

Sat Sep 23 2017

Amazing. Desolate. You'll need a tidal chart.

Thu Aug 03 2017

Hard on your feet, bring blister kit. Watch the tides and have an amazing adventure. Make sure you wear good shoes and bring sunblock! If you can manage to stay awake till all the stars come out, you are in for a treat

Tue Jan 05 2016

Great hike. Watch out for the tide!

Sun May 26 2019