Olympic Coast South: The Wildcatter Coast


Backpack - Olympic Coast South: The Wildcatter Coast

This trip is a two night backpacking trip to Toleak Point where we camp for both nights. On Saturday is an optional day to day hike to Mosquito Creek.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,900 ft

We are meeting at the Olympic National Park Wilderness Information Center at 8:45 am. If you are coming from Seattle or Edmonds you need to catch the 6:10 am ferry.


Although open to all club members over age 18, this trip is also part of the B3 Backpacking Building Blocks series and eligible for B3 course credit. In addition, this backpack will have a practical instructional/learning focus and offer experience in proper gear use and camp set-up techniques.

You need a bear canister. You can get a canister  at the Wilderness Information Center if they are available. 

The Olympic National Park charges an $8 fee per person per night. Please bring $16 to cover backpacking fees. 

Once we travel the 6.8 miles to Toleak Point, we will be camping for two nights. This is not a hike down the beach. You will climb rope ladders with additional supportive ropes to navigate the steep trails ascending and descending the headland overpasses. Campfires are allowed and sunset can provide a nice show. This is a popular route with space for tents being plentiful. Seals are usually around, eagles are entertaining, and at low tide explore the tide pools. Olympic backcountry permit is required and will be obtained at the Olympic Wilderness Center in Port Angeles before driving to the coast. A bear canister is required to keep the raccoons out of your food. Carpooling is encouraged as the trip to the coast is 4+ hours of driving.   Leader Permission is required before signing up for the trip.


Olympic Coast South: The Wildcatter Coast

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister 
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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