Just Roughin’ It Adventure Company’s Olympic National Park Ozette Coast hike will take you on one of the finest hikes on the Olympic Coast. Starting from Ozette Lake, one of the largest natural bodies of freshwater in Washington, this hike will have you exploring through maritime forests and all the “sea” scenery you can handle – sea stacks, sea otters, sea lions and ocean scenery.
*Route Variation - Our specific hiking route and campsites on each departure are dependent upon permit availability.
The hike to the campsites at Cape Alava is an easy 3.1 miles through coastal forests and meadows before reaching the coast – most of the way walking on a cedar-planked boardwalk there to protect the lush and saturated terrain. Once at camp, there will be time to side hike along the coast in the afternoon to look for offshore islands, seals, whales and birds, or explore the tide pools.
After breakfast, the group travels down the coast past the picturesque Wedding Rocks (search for Makah petroglyphs) and then to Sandy Point to the more secluded campsites at Yellow Banks, and hiking some of the finest sand beaches in the Northwest. This part of the coast offers amazing scenery around every turn and headland. When the tide is out, we will explore the tide pools that form around the rocks and sea stacks. The distance from Cape Alava is about 5 miles.
We hike out by heading back up the coast to Sandy Point and taking a different trail through the woods back to our cars at the Ozette trailhead. The hike today is also about 5 miles with the final 2.8 miles through beautiful coastal forests.
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Had a great time on the Olympic trip. The guide was super! - only hitch was the air mattress that the guide had for both me and my son were defective - would not hold air for very long - which made for very uncomfortable sleeping. That was disappointing - i expected, as you state on your website, that the equip was top notch (i could have brought my own). Other than that it was a great trip!
Trip Cost Per Person
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- All permits, fees and taxes.
- All food while on the trail prepared on the trail by your guide.
- Double occupancy tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack, trekking poles. A single tent is available for an additional $50.
- A certified, medically trained guide that will lead you safely on your journey.
- An unforgettable experience!
Our prices do not include guide gratuity ($25-$35 per person per day is recommended).
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