2019 Car Camps

2019 Car Camps

Check out the many car camps we are offering this summer!

How does a car camp work?  We camp overnight in a campground and hike during the day in the surrounding area.  This is a great way to camp comfortably and enjoy the company of fellow Mountaineers. 

Below are the car camps currently offered.  Click on the green buttons for more information.

Sol Duc Hot Springs Car Camp

Sat, Jun 1, 2019 to Sun, Jun 2, 2019
Experience a beautiful lake view, rain forest, spectacular waterfall and soothing hot springs on an enchanted weekend car camp in the scenic northern part of Olympic National Park.

Ozette Triangle Car Camp

Sat, Jun 22, 2019 to Sun, Jun 23, 2019
Experience the splendor of the Ozette Triangle as a day hike, camping Saturday night at the spacious Lost Resort at Lake Ozette, where amenities include a store, potable water, a nice restroom and hot showers. Sunday we will hike the nine-mile Ozette Triangle, taking us by Cape Alava, where we visit the Indian Museum, Wedding Rocks, where we see ancient Indian petroglyphs, and Sand Point, where we can see a panoramic coastal view from atop a small hill at the point, as well as a magnificent sandy beach.

Shi Shi Beach Car Camp

Sat, Jul 6, 2019 to Sun, Jul 7, 2019
Explore the two most spectacular places on the Olympic Coast, hiking to Cape Flattery on Saturday and Shi Shi Beach on Sunday, camping Saturday night on the beach at popular Hobuck Beach Resort Campground near Neah Bay.

Mt. St. Helens Car Camp 

Sat, Jul 13, 2019 to Sun, Jul 14, 2019
Experience the best scenery in Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, hiking from Johnston Observatory to Harry's Ridge on Saturday and the South Coldwater Ridge Loop trail around Coldwater Lake on Sunday, camping Saturday night at Seaquest State Park.

North Olympics Car Camp

Sat, Jul 20, 2019 to Sun, Jul 21, 2019
Explore the most popular areas of the north Olympics on a two day car camp, day hiking Saturday to Dungeness Spit, camping Saturday night at Dungeness Campground and day hiking Sunday to Sunrise Ridge on Hurricane Ridge. Registration is on the two day hike listings on the ACTIVITIES menu. Anyone registering for one day hike must register for the other one and camp Saturday night in Dungeness Campground in one of the reserved campsites. Campsite fees will be equally shared.

Ocean City State Park Car Camp
Sat, Sep 7, 2019 to Sun, Sep 8, 2019
Experience the coastal beauty of the Ocean Shores area on a weekend car camp at Ocean City State Park, with a day hike around Damon Point on Saturday and on the sandspit of Griffith-Priday State Park on Sunday, camping Saturday night at Ocean City State Park.

North Olympic Coast Car Camp

Sat, Sep 21, 2019 to Sun, Sep 22, 2019
Experience two popular and scenic North Olympics beaches, hiking Rialto Beach through Hole-in-the-Wall on Saturday and Second Beach on Sunday, and camping Saturday night at popular Mora Campground.


For more information about Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking activities, check out our calendar:

Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Calendar

We also welcome you to join our annual retreat at Mount Baker Lodge August 16-18th!

Baker Lodge Retreat

Questions?  Contact the Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee Chair: