Car Camping

Car Camping

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

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. 


Ocean City State Park Car Camp
Sat, May 2 to Sun, May 3, 2020
Enjoy a weekend car camp on the Washington Coast, hiking on Saturday to Damon Point, camping Saturday night at Ocean City State Park and hiking Sunday at Griffiths-Priday State Park.

North Olympic Coast Car Camp
Sat, May 30 to Sun, May 31, 2020
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 spacious Mora Campground.

Shi Shi Beach Car Camp
Sat, Jun 13 to Sun, Jun 14, 2020

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.

Ozette Triangle Car Camp
Sat, Jul 11 to Sun, Jul 12, 2020
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 petroglyphs and Sand Point, where we have a panoramic view of the coast from atop a small hill.

Mt. St. Helens Car Camp at Seaquest State Park
Sat, Aug 1 to Sun, Aug 2, 2020
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 and Lakes Loop Trail around Coldwater Lake on Sunday, camping Saturday night at Seaquest State Park.

North Olympics Car Camp
Sat, Aug 8 to Sun, Aug 9, 2020
Experience two of the most beautiful areas of the Olympic Peninsula, day hiking to the Dungeness Spit Lighthouse on Saturday. camping Saturday night at the popular Dungeness Campground and hiking Sunday on Hurricane Ridge, where the views are spectacular.

Sol Duc Hot Springs Car Camp
Sat, Sep 12 to Sun, Sep 13, 2020
Explore the Sol Duc Rain Forest on Saturday on a loop hike to Sol Duc Falls, followed by a dip in the Sol Duc Hotsprings pools, and pass through the Canyon Creek Valley on a Sunday hike to beautiful Deer Lake, our lunch spot, camping Saturday night at Sol Duc Campground, with smores around the campfire after our camp dinner.

Ocean City State Park Car Camp
Sat, Sep 26 to Sun, Sep 27, 2020
This is a weekend car camp, September 26-27, on the Washington Coast, consisting of a Saturday loop day hike around Damon Point, camping Saturday night at Ocean City State Park and hiking on Sunday on the Copalis River sandspit in Griffiths-Priday State Park.

 Questions?  Contact the Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee Chair: