Car Camping

Car Camping

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. 

Check back in the Spring for more great Car Camping Opportunities - some places we like to go include: 

Sol Duc Hot Springs

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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.

 Questions?  Contact the Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee Chair: