Day Hike - Harstine Island to McMicken Island


Day Hike - Harstine Island to McMicken Island

Family hike for 5+ years and ability to hike 3-4 miles. The pace will be slow with many stops along the way and lunch on the beach at McMicken Island.

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 3.75 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft

Meeting time and place will be arranged by the participating families.  Discover Pass needed.

We will have an exceptionally low tide (-2.5) about 2:30 in the afternoon, which will make for an exciting trip through the forest, along the beach, and walking the sand bar out to the island.  We should see moon snails and their collars, sand dollars, starfish and other low tide creatures.  Kids should have comfortable hiking boots/shoes for the trail, and other footwear for the beach, so that they have dry comfortable footwear for the hike back.


Harstine Island to McMicken Island

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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