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Striped Peak Trail

MODERATE 65 reviews

Striped Peak Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,105 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful walk through the forest and view over the cove. Didn’t go to the end of the trail. We went down the steep Cove Trail which was beautiful with a pretty black waterfall along the way. Be careful, the staircase can be treacherous ;). This was very enjoyable. 2.5 mi from parking to the cove&back.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a nice hike through the woods. For about half of the way you hike along the coast so you hear the waves and the sea birds. The trail is in good condition with a few tree roots to be aware of. The bummer is the trailhead tops out at a gravel turn around with a burned out mattress in the center. The viewpoint is small and pretty closed in by trees, and if clear out you would see Vancouver Island. The view from Salt Creek Campground is a better view. But it was a good walk in the woods.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail for me and my dog! I loved hiking through the woods and being able to hear the ocean waves. One tree down but easy to climb over. Highly recommend the little ‘Cove Trail’ that takes you down to the cove, only adds about .4 miles to the hike and it’s very beautiful and peaceful down there. Not anything significant at the top of the trail, if you go a little past the ‘End of Trail’ sign and look to the right you get a good view of the water and can see Canada.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail conditions with great views at the end! Dog friendly!

hiking
3 months ago

Walked the first part to the cove and back in a bit more than hour. The path is nicely maintained. The descend to the cove is well made with beautiful views to the strait.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Trail was definitely longer and harder than I thought. Not much views on the trail. However, if you take the road at the end of the trail and head back to Camp that way there is unbelievable views. So long as they're not working.

hiking
3 months ago

Leave time to stray down the Cove trail as well (roughly a mile or so into the hike). A logging road does intersect the trail and the view down the logging road is pretty as well as the vista by the clearing at the top. This trail should be named Striped Peak Vista Trail rather than “peak” since you don’t really summit by the end of the trail. Also, heads up that there was a ‘bobcat sighting warning’ posted on the board at the trailhead. I think that may be why I literally had the entire trail to myself for my hike. My favorite part was definitely down the Cove trail detour (there’s a waterfall that way too). I want to come back at low tide next time.

hiking
5 months ago

A fun hike through beautiful forest. There’s a lovely little waterfall cascading over moss covered rocks on the Cove Trail.

hiking
bugs
muddy
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful hike, most of the way. Once you reach the dirt road at the top, the land is being stripped of lumber, which was very disappointing. However, the hike up to that road is awesome. For a person who lives and primarily hikes at sea level, this was tough. The climb is steady but the trail is solid and well-maintained.

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blowdown
off trail
6 months ago

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muddy
7 months ago

walking
Monday, August 27, 2018

This trail we did at the end of our hiking day and took only part to the eagle point, and wanted to see the eagle, but we saw only sea gulls. Lot of stairs down and up and we were so tired. But camping is very nice to spend there a holiday.

hiking
Monday, August 06, 2018

This was a great casual hike. Lots to see and well maintained. I would definitely do it again.

hiking
Saturday, September 09, 2017

good workout. some trees down and a small area washed out but good trail.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

This hike through the forest is beautiful as long as you're not expecting scenic views along the way. The area at the top is "seedy" as a previous review described it because the top of the trail is accessible from the road beginning at Freshwater Bay Road! THAT was disappointing. From the beginning of the trail at the bottom less than 1 mile in is a path down to "Hidden Cove". This is the only scenic view I recall from the trail and is a must see, best enjoyed at low tide. It's a steep hike down but worth it!

hiking
Monday, August 21, 2017

The trail was moderately difficult going up (of course) and very easy coming back. The payoff however was quite disappointing. Striped peak trail doesn't actually go to striped peak. More like somewhat close to striped peak. The view at the "peak" was a very small lookout with overgrown foliage obscuring most of it. The area was also quite seedy.

hiking
Friday, August 18, 2017

Trail is actually closer to 5 total miles. See my photos for maps of the route and trailhead postings. Weather was great, there's an option to switchback down to a beach which we still regret not doing - it's a simple 0.75 mile downhill to a nice clean cove. The "peak" is a mild view with overgrown foliage that obscures the sights of Mt Baker and Vancouver Island, which are only visible on a clear day. Best weather for this would be August. Lots of broken glass and shotgun shells in the parking lot adjacent to the lookout point, which is a huge bummer. Dog friendly! Nice and shaded. Light elevation. Would recommend this trail if you're in the neighborhood.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

nice trail, neat little cove, approximately 6 miles round-trip including going down to the cove

camping
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Ok for short day trip, save yourself the effort of going all the way to the peak and go down to the cove instead

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Take the side trail down to the hike-accessible only cove! We did and had the cove all to ourselves on a Saturday! definitely made the trip

hiking
Monday, June 10, 2013

Beautiful day out at Salt Creek and Striped Peak. The sun was out and it was warm. We stopped and looked at the bunkers that are just off the trail in places and thought of the men who once served there.

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