DISTANCE
15.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2004 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

surfing

walking

beach

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

backpacking
10 months ago

Stopped at the Ranger station in Port Angeles to get our permit, a bear can, tide chart and map. Very helpful people there, gave us good information about the tides and where to camp. The trail itself is awesome. The over land parts through the forest are beautiful and easy to follow, the ropes and ladders were fun (we did it during summer so it wasn't muddy or slick), and the beaches were stunning. We planned on doing the whole trail out and back but ended up just going down 6 miles to Toleak point, camped there for a night and headed back the next day. Nice beach campsites there with existing fire rings and fresh water from Jackson creek. We saw falcons, deer and bald eagles. Fun trail! Not exactly secluded though, on our way out we must have passed at least 30-40 people hiking in (on a Wednesday!) I imagine this trail gets crowded on weekends.