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

hiking
2 days 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.

backpacking
28 days ago

beautifully maintained boardwalk trails, easy beach hiking (watch your high tides). amazing sunsets

Idyllic and other worldy

backpacking
2 months ago

route is very well defined which was great because I had to do the first leg in the dark.hike is nice and camps have great views of the mighty pacific this was a lot of fun.

On April 1st through the 2nd I hiked the Ozette loop, I made it along the video along the way you can find it here: Cape Alava, Sand Point, Ozette Loop Hike 2018https://youtu.be/Y6Ep3_yVMdk From the trailhead at the Ozette Ranger Station I hiked South to Sand Point where we set up camp and then continued south along the beach towards Yellow Banks. I reached the southernmost cape before yellow banks and turned around due to a high tide and I didn’t want to go over the top. That night there was a few rain showers and then it cleared up. I got up early on Monday the 2nd low tide was at around 8:30 I made a quick hike to Cape Alava that morning with a beautiful sunrise and made it back to Sand Point just in time for breakfast. After Breakfast I just hung around Sand Point and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Shortly after dinner I Left for the vehicles and a long drive home. Again here is the video I made along the way: Cape Alava, Sand Point, Ozette Loop Hike 2018https://youtu.be/Y6Ep3_yVMdk
Overall it was an AMAZING hike there where only 2 trees over the boardwalk.

Be safe out there,
NW Adventures

On April 1st through the 2nd I hiked the Ozette loop, I made it along the video along the way you can find it here: Cape Alava, Sand Point, Ozette Loop Hike 2018https://youtu.be/Y6Ep3_yVMdk From the trailhead at the Ozette Ranger Station I hiked South to Sand Point where we set up camp and then continued south along the beach towards Yellow Banks. I reached the southernmost cape before yellow banks and turned around due to a high tide and I didn’t want to go over the top. That night there was a few rain showers and then it cleared up. I got up early on Monday the 2nd low tide was at around 8:30 I made a quick hike to Cape Alava that morning with a beautiful sunrise and made it back to Sand Point just in time for breakfast. After Breakfast I just hung around Sand Point and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Shortly after dinner I Left for the vehicles and a long drive home. Again here is the video I made along the way: Cape Alava, Sand Point, Ozette Loop Hike 2018https://youtu.be/Y6Ep3_yVMdk
Overall it was an AMAZING hike there where only 2 trees over the boardwalk.

Be safe out there,
NW Adventures

Fun hike, easy to get to from Port Angeles.

backpacking
3 months ago

Went Rialto to Ozette in 1.5 days and it was rough but worth it! Tides hold you up and it is slippery with many rocks to climb over. Will do this hike in the future!

backpacking
4 months ago

Beautiful stroll / hike!! So many beautiful boardwalks. Camp Alva is a wonderful, well maintained campground. I think I saw 3 sites total. There is a creek for water if you need. Hung out with a couple local deer and bald eagles. The hike on the beach and rocks went well since I timed it with low tide. It's a quick backpacking trip. Would definitely do it again!

this Trail is very long. the way down is a boardwalk till you get to the beach the beach across to the next Boardwalk is the difficult part walking through the sand and over rocks but being able to see the Petra Clift is amazing you do have to look for it to be able to see it because some of them are slightly worn away. but definitely an amazing experience

backpacking
6 months ago

Did the north to south route from Ozette to Rialto beach. Big things to remember when hiking this in the winter. Some of the areas on the maps where tides will block the path are a lot longer then they appear on the maps. The rocks between yellow banks and the Norwegian memorial are extremely slippery and for the most part are not passable over 5ft of tide. Also where we averaged 2.5mph on the boardwalks and on the open beach the slick boulder to boulder walking slowed us down to around .5mph. Beach camping for most of the area from sand point to the Norwegian memorial requires a climb into the woods and camping in the ferns. Not impossible in the winter with the short days but you need to plan and take a hard look at the overhead views. Anything that appears like red or brown rock at low tide is extremely slick.

Excellent condition

Amazing. Desolate. You'll need a tidal chart.

backpacking
11 months ago

Hard on your feet, bring blister kit. Watch the tides and have an amazing adventure. Make sure you wear good shoes and bring sunblock! If you can manage to stay awake till all the stars come out, you are in for a treat

hiking
11 months ago

Weather was beautiful. We found the petroglyphs, which don't have their location marked, so keep an eye out for them. They were very cool and fun to hunt for. The ocean rocks were awesome. Tons of bald eagles. It was a little tricky to find camp sites with legit fire rings.

camping
11 months ago

A favorite for my family, we've made this trip for the past three years. The hikes from the station to the main camps are fairly easy. The beach hike takes a bit more work, obviously, but its mostly rocky terrain. Make sure you time the beach crossing for low tides, or you'll find yourself cut off. A filter is required, as both camps do have a creek. The water is drinkable when filtered, but is brackish.

backpacking
11 months ago

We hiked all of the north trail and along the beach and camped at Sand point. The beach on the other side of the point towards the south is a lot more sandy and better looking. Pretty easy hike. Bring water if you dont want to drink out of the brown little creek that is there. We brought 1 gallon each and that was perfect.

hiking
11 months ago

Can anyone let me know if the north trail to cape alava is still steep, muddy, and has the rope hanging before getting to the beach. I would like to know if it's improved at all? Or gotten worse.

backpacking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gorgeous and very easy hike to Cape Alava where we spent one night camped next to the beach. The sunset was amazing! The hike from Cape Alava to Sand Point was not easy, it is about 3 miles of hiking on the wet beach and also climbing under and over fallen trees.The last 3 miles are a breeze. We did see a lot of deer on the beach and also a black bear!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

This was an amazing experience. Hike through the rainforest then emerge onto a preserved beach with protruding rock formations, sea lions, bald eagles, and ancient petroglyphs waiting for you to explore. We also spent the night at the cape alava backcountry site which I highly recommend for the full experience.

hiking
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

This was a great hike! It probably took us about 8 hours as we explored the beach for a very long time and had a relaxing lunch. We never saw any seals or sea lions, but could hear the sea lions barking on one of the islands. We reached the trail head about 2 hours before low tide and it was perfect timing. We had no problems getting around any of the cliffs.

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

What a great trail! The walk out to the beach is on a well
maintained trail of dirt and board walks. The walk along the beach is very nice with all the photo ops: sea stacks, tide pools, driftwood, and the ocean. We did find the petroglyphs, they are right in between the 2 beach access points (1.5 miles from either). We were there at low tide an did not have to climb any of the cliffs to avoid the tides at the points, we did climb the highest, just for the overlook. There are rope to help you up and down. The trail back to the parking area is about the same as the one out to the beach.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Super gnarly. First 3 miles to cape is boardwalk, it's in pretty good condition but careful some is rotten. Did it in the rain so it was slightly slippery.The 3 miles on the beach is rough. Rocky, sandy, fallen trees and a changing tide make for an adventure. plan around tide. trail has marked, alternate options at points in case of high tide and some include rope climbing. amazing petroglyphs, wildlife (eagles, otters, tide pools) seastacks. look for round 'x' sign to mark start of next 3 miles back into woods on boardwalk to parking lot. rad in the rain in early March. bring extra socks and lunch

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Take the north-south route. Great hike.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

it was not 8.7 miles, it's about 9.2 miles, but it was awesome, make sure you get a tide table since you can't hike the beach during high tide.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Amazing! The forest is so beautiful, and then you get to the beach! Make sure you are fit enough to walk 3 miles in the sand; it can be a pain! Totally worth it though, great hike!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

One of my favorite places to hike with my kids. It's very easy boardwalk out. This year went the first week of August and it was a bit crowded but still worth the trip from Bellingham.

on Ozette Triangle Trail

Friday, July 29, 2016

This trail is easy unless you run into a bear, then it becomes moderate.

backpacking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Awesome trail. Mixes in a lot of varied sightseeing... Forest, lake and streams, ocean, and rugged beach. Overnight camp in cape Alva was amazing.

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