Ozette Triangle


Backpack - Ozette Triangle

Easy overnight backpacking trip on the coast. A forest stroll over boardwalks will take us to gorgeous Cape Alava where we will camp. We will do afternoon hike to Wedding Rocks looking for the ancient petroglyphs while the tide is low. Preference will be given to B3 students until April 1st, then open to all.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 9.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft

We will meet at the Ozette Ranger Station ready to go. The road is in pretty good conditions.

National Park Pass required (a.k.a. America The Beautiful). Pit toilet available at the parking area.

Additional details will be provided to the participants a week before the trip.

Bear canisters are required to store your food and scented items. 

The permits are $8 per person ($8/night). Please send payment prior to registration to avoid late cancellations/unused permits.

We will be hiking at a steady pace  and  will stay together as a group and always be in view of each other.

When we get to the campsite, we will set up camp and have lunch.  We may do a day hike to Wedding Rocks while the tide is low in the afternoon. The hike to Wedding Rocks is short, however it will be slow going as we will be travelling on sand and slippery rocks.

We will try to round the headlands while the tide is low, but you must be ok with the possibility of going up to the headlands' trail on steep rock. The NPS leaves some ropes to help people get to the top.

On Sunday, pack the camp after breakfast and head out.

There’s a small creek where we will gather water, which will have a tea-stained appearance. This color is caused by the tannin leached from leaves. Please bring a filter! Cryptosporidium and giardia exist in coastal streams and rivers, and iodine is ineffective against the former one. 

Inclement weather will cancel the trip.


Ozette Triangle

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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 or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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