Dungeness Spit


Day Hike - Dungeness Spit

A unique beach hike with spectacular views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and diverse marine life throughout most of the hike, and a lighthouse tour during the lunch stop.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 130 ft

Meet at 10 AM at the trailhead parking lot at the north end of Dungeness County Park. 

This mostly level hike provides great views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and abundant marine life during the hike, and interesting exhibits at the lunch spot concerning the history of the lighthouse, which we will be able to tour.  We'll have lunch at a picnic table with restrooms nearby.  There are also restrooms at the trailhead.  It can be cold, wet and windy on this hike, so bring appropriate clothing to deal with those conditions.  A small fee is collected at the trailhead from those without a Federal recreation pass.  The tide schedule will allow us to hike on firm sand both directions. 


Dungeness Spit

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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