Day Hike - Mocrocks Beach

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Day Hike - Mocrocks Beach

On this family hike and razor clamming adventure we will walk the expansive beach and as the tide receeds, those with licenses will dig for razor clams, hoping for our limit before the lowest tide at 4:16. This is for families.

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 2.0

Meet at the Olympic National Forest HQ on Black Lake Blvd at 12:00 noon for a 12:15 departure. We will rendezvous at a designated spot on Mocrocks Beach at about 2:12.

This hike is also a razor clamming expedition and requires a license for any participants over age 15.  Here is the link for licensing:   fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/login

You must have the license before departing as they are not available there.

A shovel or razor "gun" is required for digging the clams and we will share our resources.  All participants will be required to wear a life jacket for extra safety with kids.  Bring your own or we will supply them.

Because we are on the open ocean with waves, although they are generally small, I recommend this trip for children over age 5 or 6.

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Most important to bring is water boots (big black boots) or waders and water proof pants like rain pants.  You will be walking in a few inches of water but dodging waves.

Each family should have a first aid kit and spare clothing in the car, warm clothes for the weather and ocean winds, headlamps for dusk, life jackets, clam guns or shovels, a net or bucket or waterproof bag for the clams, and a license if over 15.

A change of clothes for the car is recommended.

I suggest you snack heavily in the car because eating during the expedition is awkward.  Weather permitting, back at the car we can have hot beverages.

Covid permitting, we can consider a restaurant stop en route home.

I anticipate being done by 4:30-5:00, depending on weather.

This trip will be cancelled if there is a toxin alert or if it is going to rain hard (clams don't like rain---go figure!!)

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