Ozette Triangle


Backpack - Ozette Triangle

See spectacular coastal scenery, ancient Indian artifacts and petroglyphs on a loop backpack trip, camping the first night at historic Cape Alava and the second night at beautiful Sand Point, with a lunch stop at low tide on Saturday at Wedding Rocks to view petroglyphs, experiencing an unusual boardwalk trail on the hikes in on Friday and out on Sunday.

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  • Fri, Jun 30, 2017 — Sun, Jul 2, 2017
  • Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee
  • Backpacking
  • 20-30 Somethings, Families, Adults, Singles, Youth, Retired Rovers
  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 9.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 350 ft

Meet at 9 AM Friday at the Olympic National Park Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles.

At the Olympic National Park Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles we will register and rent bear canisters for those who don't already have them.  Olympic National Park requires that all food and other odor-emitting substances be kept in approved bear canisters.  Camp fees are $8 per night per person, but children under 16 are free.  Bear canister rental fees are $3.  There is about a 1.5 hour drive from Port Angeles to the trailhead parking lot, where some type of National Park Pass must be displayed by each car.  We will hike about three miles each day on a mostly level route, camping Friday night at Cape Alava and Saturday night at Sand Point.  Friday afternoon or evening we will have an opportunity to visit a museum of Indian artifacts near our campsite.  At Noontime on Saturday we'll have about an hour at Wedding Rocks at low tide to eat lunch and explore 50 ancient Indian petroglyphs in the area.  Friday night we'll be able to roast smores around the campfire, but there will be no campfire Saturday night because fires are prohibited at Sand Point.  The Sand Point beach is a good place to fly kites and throw frisbees.  There are restrooms at the Wilderness Information Center and the trailhead parking lot.  Cape Alava and Sand Point both have two outhouses.  We will probably start hiking out at 10 AM on Sunday and will have an optional meal stop at the Breakwater Restaurant in Clallam Bay on the drive home. 


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 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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