Olympic Coast South: The Wildcatter Coast


Backpack - Toleak Point

Pivoting due to the heat wave, a two night backpack trip to Toleak Point. Aimed primarily for the 2021 and 2022 cohorts of the Seattle Basic Backpacking course, but other participants are welcome too.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 700 ft
  • Pace: exploring, moderate pace

10:30am at the intersection of Hwy 101 and Hwy 110.  

Note: This is an exploratory trip for the leader.  We will seek to work together as a team, supporting each other, making for a safe and fun journey.   Covid: as we will most likely be carpooling at least some of the distance, fully vaccinated and boosted status is required, along with a negative Rapid test of the morning of departure.  

Trip details: after meeting and car caravaning to the little used DNR road, we will follow a route, not an established trail, to arrive at Scott Creek and the majestic Pacific Ocean.  From there, we will follow the beach, sometimes rocky, sometimes sandy, around Strawberry Point to Toleak Point, and locate our camp for two nights.  One way distance to camp is about 4 miles.  Our lay day Friday will continue down the coast, before turning inland on trail around a headland, as far as Goodman Falls.  Pace will overall be leisurely and exploratory.   Saturday, we will retrace our route back to the cars and home.  

Each participant will bring $17 (cash or check please) to reimburse the leader for the cost of our permit and group camp site. note about cancellation: The Olympic National Park requires the permit to be finalized a week (or so) before the trip. Anyone signed up for the trip at the cancellation date/time is committed to paying the $17 cost (simply because the leader would be stuck with the cost). 


Olympic Coast South: The Wildcatter Coast

  • Green Trails La Push No. 163S

    Custom Correct South Olympic Coast

    Trails Illustrated Olympic National Park

    Green Trails Olympic Coast Beaches No. 99S
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus usual overnight gear.  Bear cans are required at the Olympic Coast.  Trekking poles recommended for the cobbly beach sections and the muddy inland sections of our route.  Some funky garden gloves are also recommended should we encounter ropes or ladders on the headlands.  

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