Ozette Triangle


Backpack - Ozette Triangle

Backpack three miles on Friday from Ozette to Cape Alava, three miles on the beach on Saturday from Cape Alava to Sand Point and three miles on Sunday from Sand Point to Ozette, exploring 50 petroglyphs during the lunch stop, and camping Saturday night at Cape Alava and Sunday night at Sand Point.

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  • Fri, Jun 10, 2016 — Sun, Jun 12, 2016
  • Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee
  • Backpacking
  • Singles, Retired Rovers, Families, Adults, 20-30 Somethings
  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 9.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 350 ft

Meet at 9 AM Friday June 10 at the Olympic National Park Wilderness Information Center on Race Street in Port Angeles.

This is a unique and easy beach backpack trip with minimal elevation gain, backpacking through a coastal rain forest on Friday and Sunday and exploring ancient Indian petroglyphs on Saturday's beach walk.  Saturday morning we can explore a native museum at Cape Alava and day hike the beach to the Ozette River.  A small climbable hill at Sand Point provides a spectacular view up and down the Olympic coast.  Camp fees are $5 per person per night and a National Park Pass or entrance fee are required.  Bear canisters are required for food storage.  They can be rented at the Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles.  Most of the hike to and from the beach is on a board walk.


Ozette Triangle

  • Green Trails Ozette No. 130S

    Custom Correct Ozette Beach Loop

    Trails Illustrated Olympic National Park
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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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