Day Hike - Harstine Island to McMicken Island


Day Hike - Harstine Island to McMicken Island

FAMILY HIKE—preference is given to well prepared 4 year old children with parent or guardian. Hike a short trail in the forest, along a beach, and across a sandbar at low tide to McMicken Island!

  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 200 ft
  • Pace: Casual

Meeting time and place(s) will be arranged with participants.

Low tide (-0.05) is at 12:23, so we will be able to walk the sandbar out to McMicken Island before then.  Low tide usually means that geoducks will be spurting and moonsnails and collars will be visible, along with other marine animals.  Sunscreen and extra shoes or beach wear should be carried for children, as they’ll get wet on the low tide.  Also be sure to have all 10 essentials.


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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