Backpack - Ozette Triangle


Backpack - Ozette Triangle

Explore tidepools and petroglyphs as we backpack his classic loop trip along Washington's coast. Priority to Tacoma Intro to Backpack students until April 19th, then open to everyone.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 12.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph, hike as a group

Meet at the Ozette Triangle Trailhead parking area ready to hike at 10am. Directions to the  parking area: From Port Angeles, head west on U.S. Highway 101 for about 4.5 miles. Turn right to continue west on State Route 112 for 38 miles. Turn right to continue on 112 west towards Neah Bay. Continue for 10.5 miles, turning left Hoko Ozette Road / Ozette Lake Road. Follow this road for 21.2 miles. The trailhead parking area will be on the left just past the ranger station.

Olympic National Park or America the Beautiful Pass required to park. Feel free to reach out to the leader if you have questions beforehand.

Who's excited to do some beach walking? I know I am! 

After we meet up at the trailhead we will be hiking about three miles to our camp for the night, Sand Point. In the morning we will break camp and with favorable low tides, we will hike along the the beach and the rocky headlands another roughly three miles. There will be time for exploring the petroglyphs at Wedding Rocks and the sea stacks and rock formations along the beach before completing the loop with another three miles back to the trailhead from Cape Alava.

We will be camping in Olympic National Park and in an area where bear canisters are required. The permit fee for camping in the park is $8 per person which can be paid to the leader. The permit has already been arranged by the leader.  


Ozette Triangle

  • Green Trails Ozette No. 130S

    Custom Correct Ozette Beach Loop

    Trails Illustrated Olympic National Park

    Green Trails Olympic Coast Beaches No. 99S
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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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