Weatherwax Trail

EASY 19 reviews

Weatherwax Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ocean Shores, Washington that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
26 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

http://weatherwax.info

1 month ago

I love this trail and did it multiple times on a recent trip. It can be a loop or an out-and-back depending on the route you take. So peaceful, lots of birds, have seen deer!

walking
1 month ago

Nice, easy, green. Has 2 nice views of the river. Saw a deer!

2 months ago

3 months ago

not well marked and too much service road

walking
5 months ago

7 months ago

I like this trail very much. I hiked it multiple times because it's so close to my house. It's perfect for a relaxing walk.

10 months ago

Trail was a fun little hike! Super Easy! Even found a little spot to sit down and have a picnic by the lake!!

hiking
10 months ago

Ok trail. Saw 2 deer

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Nice short little hike. Fairly even trails.

walking
Thursday, June 16, 2016

It's a beautiful trail.

hiking
Thursday, June 02, 2016

This little trail felt like a hidden world in the middle of town. Very easy, well worn, flat trail. Great walk/hike after breakfast or before lunch.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

A great little trail if you just want to get a small hike in. Nothing to crazy about it, but for some reason it just feels great and like another world from the crowds.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

walking
Monday, December 07, 2015

this trail is like a fairy realm, all mossy trees and leafy bowers. There are a couple of lovely benches along the way and some nice look-outs over the water. Plus, dogs (on leashes) welcome.

hiking
Saturday, July 12, 2014

hiking
Tuesday, March 04, 2014

My wife and I have been coming to Ocean Shores every Feburary for 10 years now and have always wanted to walk on the Weatherwax Trail. We finally did today and boy have we been missing out. First, this trail is a lot longer than 1/2 mile, If you walk the whole trail, in and out all of the trail branches, I would guess it's closer to 1 1/2 or even close to 2 miles. We spent 2 hrs walking along the trail today. The sun was out and would shine through from time to time making an amazing view. The views of Duck Lake along the main N/S straight away are very cool, but in my opinion, the best part was walking along E/W side trails. This is where all of the elevation gain/loss takes place and where you get to walk over fallen trees, under low branches and up/down steep hills. It was hard to believe that on the Ocean Shores peninsula which is pretty flat sandy land that this true forest was just in the middle of it all. This is a must do, but don't avoid the E/W trails. NOTE: One of the side trails from the parking lot to just before the Northern most bench, we could not find (between main entrance and first bench) and the entrance by the parking lot was totally overgrown. did not walk that part.

hiking
Saturday, July 28, 2012