Explore the most popular walking trails near Port Townsend with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Boring walk, very heavily trafficked. Not for the weak ankle. It’s mainly rock, and unsteady sand. Not much for beach glass if you’re just looking. Saw tons of people digging though! Spent the entire time with my head down so I didn’t trip on the rocks, but did see 2 eagles and a sea lion.

on Glass Beach

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful and somewhat easy hike that ended up being 6.9 miles roundtrip. Started about 7am and had the whole beach to our selves until about 11 o'clock. You need to time it right with the tide so you don't get pushed up to the bluffs. About halfway down there are some bigger rocks that made it a little strenuous but once you get to main beach it flattens out. It is hard to find larger sea glass, but once the sun comes up or the bluffs the beach starts to glisten with hundreds of ity bity tiny pieces of glass, of all different colors. Very beautiful hike!!

It was a nice kid friendly hike!

Cat Lake road is being extended and there are huge gravel trucks and bulldozers at work there. Currently I’d say it is impassible beyond the paved end.

hiking
2 months ago

I love this trail and have been walking it for years.

closed trail no longer open to public

inside fort Worden. this is a great area to walk around and explore but stop in somewhere to get a trail map and keep it with you.

pretty walk starting at the water going by paper mill but kind of boring. probably better with a bike. it's basically a wide flat walking path.

hiking
7 months ago

A peaceful, scenic walk between the Strait and the cliffs. If you plan on glass hunting make sure you plan around the tides and give yourself a lot of time. Not ideal for small children if you plan on making the trek all the way to the point and back.

What a way to see our beautiful surroundings! One surprise after another!

Small pieces of glass on a pebble and sand beach. Entrance of the park has port o'potties. Park has a pavilion and grassy area. Not a lot of parking spaces during peak times. Plan your search for glass around low tide. Both my kids, 13 and 10 years old enjoyed looking for glass.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail. pretty easy, but a little challenge in some areas for those not great with hills or stairs. lots of choices as to where you want to go. would definitely do this one again.

hiking
10 months ago

the best part was happening upon Memory's Vault, an amazing complementary memorial to peace alongside the bunkers FROM late 19th Century and WWI. Memory's Vault is a stunning poetic art installation

Love this beach... beautiful view and lots of beach glass .

Great OP beach walk to an area containing large deposits of sea glass. Watch the tide charts as the beach is narrow at spots and bordered by a 75' plus bluff making it impassable at high tide. Be sure to give yourself enough time to return after collecting your sea glass.

10 months ago

Great place to walk, jog or bike. Wonderful scenery and plenty of wildlife along the trail.

not much to see. Good walk for grandkids.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Don't believe the map! The off-road trail along the west side of discovery bay isn't finished. But it'll ne great once it is completed!

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Loop is a gated road. Double track seemed to be used by hikers, cyclists, and horses. Rather open but not much to see. Is posted as private property and no trespassing, but came across local that says the owner is ok with hikers. Nice walk to do once.

hiking
Friday, March 10, 2017

The map and trail depicted here are NOT the Cat Basin Primitive Trail. This is Cat Lake, an easy loop through lowland scrub forest on the Miller Peninsula, just south of Miller Peninsula State Park. The actual CAT BASIN PRIMITIVE TRAIL is located on the Appleton Pass Trail which is reached by going south on the Olympic Hot Springs Road, or by way of the Sol Duc River Trail to the Appleton Pass trailhead (5 miles from vehicle parking lot.

walking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

This is one of my favorite places to walk in Port Townsend. At this end, the trail runs along the shore for a little over a mile. Eagles, herons, otters & seals are often seen. In Spring, wildflowers put on a great show as do many species of nesting birds (swallows & goldfinch are my favorite). In fall, blackberries are abundant. There are also a naval munitions depot & a paper mill nearby to remind you this is not paradise.

hiking
Saturday, February 18, 2017

I know this trail is super easy, flat, not much of a challenge. But it has some great scenery, nice wildlife and just a pleasant walk anytime of year.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

I like it enjoy with my family

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

the stench along the trail heading west is pretty bad.

road biking
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

In Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, and Lake Crescent this trail is very nice for biking, walking, and running. The plan is to have a paved trail across the Olympic Peninsula (130 miles).

I do a lot of bicycle touring and this is going to be a great route to take when done. At the moment you do have to ride on roads some of which are gravel. I prefer gravel to paved paths but I am a huge advocate for us cyclist to have our own road system.

hiking
Monday, September 14, 2015

Fun family hike. We took the beach on the way back instead of taking the lower trail back. Easy and fun for all skill levels, the bunkers are very cool and historical.

on Larry Scott Trail

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Walked 5 miles on this beautiful trail. Only sorry we did not have our bikes!

walking
Monday, January 13, 2014

This is a great trail for kids and pets; also a great place to ride your bike. Dogs must be on a leash but you can also ride your horse, there is a horse trail also. Lots of blackberries to be picked at the end of summer. My 8 year old granddaughter loves this trail and looks forward to it every summer when she arrives from Wisconsin. We have had fun watching people ride their horses all along the beach and in the water at the port. There are a few picnic tables along the way and benches to take a break if you need it. The closest restrooms are at the beginning of the trail in the port. It's an easy trail to walk. You will also see runners and bicyclists. Don't miss this trail!

hiking
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What an amazing basin. Don't forget to stop at Swimming Bear Lake. It's a peaceful setting with a calm lake, jaw dropping vistas, and bears grazing on the slopes.

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