Dungeness Spit

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Day Hike - Dungeness Spit

Dungeness Spit

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  • Tue, May 28, 2013
  • RETIRED - Seattle Midweek Hiking Committee
  • Day Hiking
  • Adults
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 130 ft
9:00 AM at Trailhead Parking Lot, Dungeness Spit
Meeting Place: Trailhead parking lot for Dungeness Spit National Wildlife Refuge, near Sequim, WA. The trail starts out through a forest and soon drops down to the sand spit leading to a lighthouse. Tours of the lighthouse are usually offered by a volunteer organization. Sea lions can often be seen at the end of the spit, which is closed to access by hikers. The hike is scheduled to coincide with an exceptionally favorable tide that will allow most of the hike to be on sand. There are restrooms at the beginning of the spit and by the lighthouse, where we will stop for lunch. Interim bathroom breaks can be taken behind driftwood logs on the spit. There is no protection on the spit from rain and strong winds that sometimes arise, so bringing rain gear and warm clothing is essential to assuring an enjoyable experience on the hike. There is a $3 entry fee for each person not possessing one of the Federal Recreation Passes. A possible stop on the drive home is at the Olympic Game Farm, which is near Dungeness Spit
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