Miller Peninsula & Thompson Spit

An easy, 5 mile in-and-out day hike with 360 ft in elevation gain on the Olympic Peninsula. The trail descends through a second growth forest and a heavy forested ravine to the tidal flats of the spit. Enjoy views of Protection Island.

getting there

Drive US 101 to 12 miles southeast of Sequim and turn left on Diamond Point Road. Continue 2 miles and turn left into the large parking area.


  • Thompson Spit and its remarkable lagoon lie 0.75 mile east of where the trail reaches the shoreline and may not be reachable if the tide is too high.
  • The beach walk traverses slippery cobblestones, so sturdy footwear is recommended.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 360 ft
  • 360 ft
  • USGS Gardiner
  • Red Marker
    48.065820, -122.946563
    48.0658199969 -122.946563065
  • Red Marker
    48.098244, -122.945845
    48.0982438905 -122.945845128

Upcoming Activities

CHS 1 Hike - Miller Peninsula

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
This hike is part of the Coast Cleanup weekend! CHS hike led at a CHS
Difficulty: Easy
Sun, Apr 22, 2018
No Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration opens Mar 26
Seattle Branch
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  • Miller Peninsula State Park
  • Miller Peninsula
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