Sequalitchew Creek Trail and Beach Walk

  • May 5, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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Spring has sprung and it's time to get outside, breathe fresh air, look for spring wildflowers and enjoy the beauty of Washington.  Join us for our first E-A-S-Y hike of the season on the Sequalitchew Creek Trail.

This path has it all: scenic beauty as you follow Sequalitchew Creek, a wide even pathway, historic sites, abandoned railways and a shipwreck on the beach.  There's even an old concrete tunnel to pass through before you arrive at a gorgeous beach with views of Anderson Island and the Olympics.  When we scoped out the trail last month, we found lots of beach glass for you collectors in the group.

About the trail: it's 1.5 miles from the trailhead to the beach, so 3 miles round trip.  It's an easy grade and fairly level; however, it is heavily used by families, joggers and bikers, so you may need to give way.  NOTE THERE ARE NO BATHROOMS. The Sequalitchew Creek Trail is the remnants of the graded hillside that accommodated the DuPont Powder Works narrow gauge railroad. The foundation of the steam engine cooling station still remains as well as the DuPont Lower Power Plant and Iron Bridge.

Before the DuPont Company purchased this land in the early 1900's it was home to the Sequalitchew Tribe and later the Hudson Bay Company.

Sequalitchew Creek is about 35-40 minutes past Gig Harbor, so we'll meet there for carpools.  Come prepared to drive, but if you are a rider, please chip in $5 to help pay for the bridge toll and gas.  We plan to stop at the McDonald's in Dupont Station Center just before the trailhead for those needing a bathroom break and to caravan to the trailhead. For those of you wanting to meet at the trailhead, we should be there and ready to start by 11:30 a.m.

Please plan to bring your essentials, including water and a sack lunch.

We will also stop at Starbucks in the Dupont Station Center for coffee and bathroom breaks on the way home - bring money if you want to indulge!

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  • Lin B

    Nice little hike, but I especially enjoyed seeing old friends and new, flipping fish, busy ants on a HUGE ant hill, sunshine reflected on the waves, pretty little vistas, and much much more...

    May 13, 2013

  • Cheryl R.

    perfect day for a perfect walk with good company.

    May 7, 2013

  • Pam J

    Fun little walk......gorgeous beach.....great place to stop for a bite.

    May 7, 2013

  • Earl

    What a super day! Great weather, beautiful scenery and really nice people. Thanks to all for the warm welcome to the group.

    May 7, 2013

  • Diana

    Gorgeous walk, great locale, fun folks, perfect weather.
    A beautiful day all around.

    May 6, 2013

  • Dee M

    beautiful & a great group of people to share it with

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • Megan

    Spectacular weather, a great place to hike and a wonderful group of peeps. Plus a few geocaches on the way. What more could you ask for?

    May 5, 2013

  • David G.

    What a great day to have a hike with a great group of people. Outstanding day.

    May 5, 2013

  • Maureen K.

    really nice and fun. Nice clean trail.

    May 5, 2013

  • Sue

    Beautiful!

    May 5, 2013

  • Kathy S

    Absolutely beautiful day

    May 5, 2013

  • Dorothy

    FABULOUS!!!

    May 5, 2013

  • Susan D

    I am so sorry. I forgot to cancel my reservation. I got accepted at a juried art show and the critique of the art is today.

    May 5, 2013

  • Mike B.

    I'll meet at Lowe's @ 10:00

    May 4, 2013

  • Maureen K.

    Let's meet in Port Orchard at Lowes by the small metal buildings and be ready to leave at 10:00. The small metal building are on the left at soon as you drive into parking area.

    April 23, 2013

    • Dorothy

      I'll be looking for a ride, too.

      April 29, 2013

    • Dee M

      I'd like to join the carpool in PO...will be at Lowe's by the small metal building on the left at 10 am..c u then

      May 4, 2013

  • Rachel

    David, I'm sure there will be some folks who will want to go to 7 Seas! But the brew pub does NOT serve food, so when you are done sampling the beer you might want to plan to go one block down to the Tides Tavern for more beer and food on the water.

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Sue

    Megan and I will meet you either at Dupont McDonalds or at the trailhead.

    May 4, 2013

  • David G.

    Ahoy all
    There is new brew pub in Gig Harbor I have been meaning to try there creations. Is anyone interested in a stop there after the hike on the way home? Its in the old part of Gig Harbor were the old QFC used to be. Its call Seven Seas.

    May 4, 2013

  • Megan

    I finally looked at the map to find out where this is and realized why DuPont sounded familiar. One of the iconic geocaches is in the Edmonds Marsh which shows in the lower right hand corner of the map on the link Rachel sent out. Check out the cache description and look at the pictures for the last person who found it. At least they did it in the daylight. Ha-ha. I was one who did it at night. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/...­

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Change of plans. Can't make this one.

    May 3, 2013

  • Lynn M

    Busy, busy, busy.

    May 2, 2013

  • Cathy

    This day is a big maybe.

    May 2, 2013

  • Joe Z

    I would love to go on Sunday but can't leave Bremerton until 11:15 AM. Is there anyone else that wants to leave later!

    May 2, 2013

  • Diana

    I'll be in Gig Harbor & I'll need a ride. See you Sunday....

    April 30, 2013

  • Gail

    If I can clear my schedule I would like to meet you in Dupont since I live on this side of the "pond" Could someone email me a phone number and also let me know approx. what time you expect to be in Dupont and where I could meet you?Thanks!

    April 30, 2013

  • Maureen K.

    Who wants to carpool from Port Orchard to Gig Harbor.?

    1 · March 19, 2013

    • Susan D

      I would like to carpool from PO to GH.

      March 19, 2013

    • Lin B

      Me too! Me too! It's Lin and I'd like to ride with you...

      April 23, 2013

  • Lin B

    Let's do a sun dance to bring out the sunshine for the day...

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Maureen K.

    Those who want to carpool, lets meet at Lowes in Port Orchard by the metal buildings at 10:00.

    March 23, 2013

  • Barb P

    I am coming from Bremerton and could pick up some Pt Orchard people.

    March 22, 2013

  • Pam J

    I am in Gig Harbor, carpooling would be great.

    March 19, 2013

  • Joyce

    Sounds like a great walk.

    March 19, 2013

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