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Beautiful, wide sandy beach. Amazing sunsets. Lots of seagulls. Easy, flat 3 mile boardwalk trail in.

backpacking
13 days ago

Hiked to Camp Alava this August in the late afternoon and found a spot at the very end of the camping area. Pretty crowded. The trail itself was super friendly with the boardwalks and easy terrain. Day 2 I hiked to Sand Point. Camped early and enjoyed the beach for most of the day. This part of the trail, along the coast, I had to watch my step a little more, over rocks, driftwood and tide pools. Day 3 was a quick hike back on the other boardwalk. Beautiful and satisfying hike.

This is one of my favorite views I have ever viewed.

completed the trail in 2 days. spent the night at Cape Alava. overland trail by wedding rocks washed out in a section. handful of blow downs across the beach after wedding rocks. a few broken boards on the board walk going towards Sand Point.
Cape Alava has great camp sites. we fit 3 tents comfortably. Nice privys. We saw 5 raccoons, but non bothered us or our bear canisters.

went on this trail with some friends. it was an awesome trail with plenty to see. the sunset was wonderful and we could see the whales blowing out there air at the surface.

This hike was pretty out of the way down a winding irritating roads that never ends it seems. Also, there are a decent amount of people here so you aren’t really ever alone. This is such an absolutely magical place. We were here on 09/09 in the afternoon. Was kind of an overcast day but that didn’t have any affect on the beauty. We had binoculars on us and that made this one of my Fiancé’s favorite parts of our trip. There was a far off rock covered in seals that were jumping on and off the rock and you could see swimming around. Kind of cool to see them in the wild.

Beautiful hike! It's about a mile out and a mile back and very scenic the whole hike with amazing views in the middle and at the end. A little up and down, wood planks cover part of the trail with exposed tree roots on a dirt trail. Trying to be very specific for people who may have joint issues. I have trekking poles and that really helped my knees A LOT! The drive there is rather tedious.... Lots of switch backs, very long. I definitely recommend this, but this driving at night (I did) is scary.

hiking
1 month ago

Totally worth it!

backpacking
1 month ago

We did this as a clockwise bike going to Camp Alava and beach hike to Sand Point on first day. Our route was determined to coincide with low tide and desire to camp at Sand Point. Not many folks at all but it was also pretty rainy weather.

Petroglyphs were amazing. Also saw a large female sea lion on the beach and very large male on the rocks about 100 yards from us. A black bear was roaming the beach at Sand Point.

We left Camp Alava about two hours after high tide and encountered several large trees to navigate under, over or around. Another hour and we could have just walked around them. It took about three hours for us to go from Camp Alava to Sand Point including some time at Wedding Rock to search for the petroglyphs.

Water was readily available at Sand Creek and although it definitely had color to it after filtering, it actually was very acceptable for drinking even without adding anything to it.

This was a beautiful hike in a remote area and we will definitely go back. As a side note, we found a lot of trash at several of the campsites at Sand Point. It was very disappointing to see the lack of respect some campers have for such a beautiful area. It was also a real eye-opener to see the large trash items washed up from the ocean -- mostly plastic, but also tires and even a row boat.

nature trips
1 month ago

This is my favorite place in Washington! This area is so beautiful and I recommend it for everyone. I think everyone who lives in the PNW should go here at least once because it is so stunning.
My family and I went in the summer so we found that it was pretty crowded but not overly so that it took away from the sight-seeing. It was sunny but cold even in summer so make sure to wear layers! Also: parking can be hard to find.
The trail is easy and short so I don't even consider this a hike. It is easy enough that people don't come here for the workout; they come for the sights!

backpacking
1 month ago

A magnificent place. So much beautiful nature to appreciate. The views change and astound all the time. The tides, fog, sun make a lot of difference. The boardwalk and the rocks on the beach can get slippery. A lot of driftwood on the beach. A truly amazing experience. Wooden walkways leading to the beach. On the beach between Sand Point and Cape Alava, at low tide, you can walk on rocks, seaweed and sand. The landscape and visibility change dramatically between high and low tide, and between a sunny and a foggy, cloudy or rainy day, which is very interesting to observe. There is an abandoned Makah - Ozette Ranger Station just north of Cape Alava which looks like it should be taken away, as it is quite an eyesore, but the nature and views on this trail are breathtaking. A great place to take in many great views of the seastacks and the picturesque Tskawahyah Island, and enjoy a lovely sunset sitting on a log on the beach.

Easy hike on boardwalked path with great views at multiple points. Well-maintained, although the bathrooms at the trail head left something to be desired. :)

walking
1 month ago

One of my favorite trails in the United States. This place is absolutely gorgeous… Aesthetically, it is perfect. It is a short trail… Perfect for all ages. This place is an absolute must for anybody in the Pacific Northwest.

The view was amazing. Loved the trail boardwalk.

What a great boardwalk trail through the forest! We hiked the loop trail counter clockwise that way most of the elevation was at the beginning. I say elevation, it’s hardly anything, but when hiking with kids, all these things must be accounted for. It’s good to have the AllTrails app on for gps for sure once you get to the beach part of the trail. The only bit that was a little confusing for others hiking around us were the bullseyes marking shoot off trails off the beach. Those trails led hikers around beach rocky areas that may be under water. After talking with a few other hikers, as long as the tide is out, it’s way better to just walk the beach. The only problem is hiking on the sand and rocks can get a bit tricky and the seaweed is seriously smelly! The fog was very thick when we hiked today. I was told by Friday that will have lifted.

hiking
2 months ago

It was nice, very easy little hike out to the lookout decks.

It is muddy and slippery in some places, but the view points at the end are spectacular. We got to see nesting Murres and listen to their cute calls.

hiking
2 months ago

so worth it you will love every step

Great hike if you're looking for something short and sweet. Also well worth it to explore the smaller trails branching off from the main trail. Great views guaranteed, even with cloud cover. Tons of people on the trail though, so expect plenty of company!

We did the triangle over two days and one night spent at Sandy Point. We hiked to the point in the afternoon (a quick easy hike in) and set up camp.the area is beautiful and it’s hard to beat the tide pooling! The hike out the next day was beautiful! Be careful of the tides!

Wow! Go!

Great walk! A few more people than I expected, but great to see folks enjoying this wonderful stretch of land and sea. Take a meal and take your time.

hiking
2 months ago

The Cape Alava Trail is a mostly level hike through a varied old growth/second growth forest with interesting open "prairies" of stunted forest growing in bogs. In August the prairies were actually hot and humid on the return hike. Much of the trail is a boardwalk owing to the muddiness of the forest floor. Payoff is arriving at the coast and Wedding Rocks with some interesting petroglyphs. Most use this trail to backpack north on the coastal trail to Point of Arches, but Lake Ozette is a great secluded camping area itself, especially if you bring canoes/kayaks. Get there early, there are only about a dozen first-come campsites at the lake.

Yes! Yes! You haven't seen it all, unless you have seen this trail. I took my kids when they were 3&5 and they did great. Highly Recommended. A favorite.

A beautiful hike. Easily one of the most spectacular sights in the Pacific Northwest. The road to Cape Flattery is a little long being that it's long and full of curves. Once at the trail head, it's an easy hike down to the end. There are three lookout points including the one towards Tatoosh Island and the Lighthouse so make sure not to miss them. We went in early July and the weather was perfect. We were especially lucky to see whales swimming out in the water along with Bald Eagles, Sea Lions, Oyster Catchers and a few Banana Slugs. I highly recommend this venture as it showcases the beauty of the Pacific NW.

hiking
3 months ago

Definitely different!! Be aware of tide changed and wear good enclosed shoes that grip well. Beautiful hike. Saw sea lions on rocks in distance. Long drive on curvy rough road to get there.

beautiful...not too crowded, easy hike

hiking
3 months ago

i don't say its hike but its walking to the good view point. but at the end its really awesome.

Easy simple hike with beautiful views.

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