Ozette Triangle


Backpack - Ozette Triangle

This easy/moderate overnight backpack of 9.4 miles and <100 ft of elevation gain follows a boardwalk through ancient forests to and from the ocean with a walk along an Olympic Coast beach in between. This is a great pre-summer, shake out the bugs and gear backpack trip.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 9.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 350 ft

We will meet at the Wilderness Information Center, 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles, WA 98362 at 0900am.

Day 1 – From the Wilderness Information Center, we will drive to the Ozette Ranger Station TH, we’ll backpack 3.4 miles on a boardwalk to Cape Alava, and continue on another 3 miles on the beach to Sand Point, where we’ll set up camp.

Day 2 – In the morning we’ll pack up and backpack the remaining 3 miles to the TH.

Bear canisters are required, and are available for loan from the Wilderness Information Center for a suggested $3 donation.

There is a park entrance fee of $20 per vehicle at Ozette.  This fee is covered by the Olympic Annual Pass, America the Beautiful Interagency Pass, or Interagency Senior Pass.  

We do not have a reservation for the triangle, so a change in plans for the backpack trip is possible.

 The trip may be cancelled or changed to another destination due to weather. 


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
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Food and Drink
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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