The hikers who do the 9-mile Cape Alava Loop Trail (otherwise known as the Ozette Triangle) will be greeted by the wildest coast in the Lower 48 states. You will experience the forests to the beach. Trail is very well-maintained. Trail is 50% or more boardwalk. So its flat. Beginners Hike ! Only thing is the distance.
Gorgeous mountain scenery comes to an extraordinary climax at the Pacific Ocean. The shoreline never sleeps and always abounds with life. On recent trips, sea lions barked from a rocky sea stack, otters frolicked in ocean waves and eagles sat watching from high perches above. The hike is magical, where gorgeous beaches, headlands and forests are all yours, and the coast looks like it did when it was inhabited by the indigenous people who once called it home.
You will remember this hike for the rest of your life. Better than some new world created for a virtual reality game, it’s all there for you to enjoy. Come join new and old friends on the Wild Washington Pacific Coast.
Our very own Carl will host this Adventure! This will be a full day, so be prepared to have FUN!
The drive is approximately 4 hours to the Ozette Lake parking area and Ozette Triangle trailhead, so bring snacks and good music for the road trip! We can have lunch there, so bring precooked food to share. The 9 miles hike is fairly flat, but the beach portion of the hike, which is roughly 3 miles, does have many obstacles and interesting Native American petroglyphs. This will be a fairly easy hike since approximately 50% of the trail is boardwalk through the forest with little elevation gain. Beginners will do well. You will be paired with hikers of your own skill level. Hiking the full nine miles will take approximately 5 hours, and then another 4 hours for the drive back to Kingston to catch the ferry to Edmonds. Yes, we are packing in a lot of activity in one day!
It might be rainy, but we love this hike all the same. Don't let the rain stop you. Just bring an umbrella and some rain gear, and waterproof shoes. The rain makes all types of waterfalls, which makes the mountain a living art work!
**Please indicate if you are willing to drive and how many can you fit. Preference to larger vehicles.
**National Park Pass Needed.
Things to Pack:
Bring hiking shoes, Jacket, warm clothing with layers, extra pair of socks, change of clothes, water, snacks, etc.
If you plan on being a rider please bring $30 for your driver towards ferry, gas, park entrance fees etc.
Also bring a bag to place your boots in after the hike
You and you alone are responsible for your own safety. Please know your abilities before signing up. There will be a wait list with the preference given to drivers. Thank you for your patience.
Your last minute cancellation deprives another of an opportunity to join us so we are not very forgiving with regard to no-shows. If you sign-up and cancel the day of the event, you will be excluded from my future events.**
**After the hike we can stop off at a local restaurant***
***CARPOOLING IS ENCOURAGED***Use the message system to arrange rides*
You will need to pay for your food and activities while on this trip.
We will have name tags for all my events. So I get to know your name and makes it easy to mingle. Two no show policy will be applied.
RSVP ETIQUETTE: Since we have limited space I ask that you be considerate of others and commit to your RSVP. Your no-show may prevent someone else from attending and you from attending other limited events like this.
We hope you can join us for a fun filled Adventure Weekend.
Remember if you miss this event. You'll miss an awesome experience .
***As far as this event system goes, participation is voluntary and you attend at your own risk, and that Organizers are indemnified.