Sea Kayak - Hood Canal Triple Cross

Join us on Hood Canal for a late autumn paddle. We may see salmon returning to the Dosewallips River, bald and golden eagles, and harbor seals as we approach Dosewallips State Park.

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 nm

Meet at Misery Point Boat Launch, Department of Fish and Wildlife. From Seabeck, drive 0.6 miles on Seabeck Holly Rd. Turn right, drive 0.6 miles to N Miami Beach Road, turn left and drive 1.4 miles on Miami Beach Loop Road to public fishing sign, access on right.

Meeting time: 9:00 am

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

    • Difficulty: SK IV
    • Wind: <15 kt
    • Waves:
    • Route:
    • Distance:  13 nm

Pace: moderate

We'll paddle from Misery Point to Dosewallips State Park and return. Bring your own lunch and hot beverage. We may continue on to Pleasant Harbor for espresso and ice cream before returning to Misery Point. Optional dinner in Silverdale or Kingston.


Hood Canal Triple Cross

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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