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Address: Olympic National Park, WA
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Great walk. Easy, gradual uphill. Great ocean view at the end.

It's a bit of a drive to get here, but well worth the trip. Wonderful hike out to the ocean along a mostly wooded trail. Very gradual rise and descent on a wooden, raised walkway... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2015
Woodinville, Washington
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Woodinville, Washington
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116 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

It's a bit of a drive to get here, but well worth the trip. Wonderful hike out to the ocean along a mostly wooded trail. Very gradual rise and descent on a wooden, raised walkway. You can hike 3 miles out to the beach and back, or walk the full loop in 9 miles. Advice: The boardwalk can be slippery... More 

Thank dsegleau
Seabeck, Washington, United States
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This is a beautiful walk, slight ups and downs, but very doable even to the casual hiker! It does feel longer than 3 miles, but when we arrived at the beach, it was all worth it! Beautiful views of the sea stacks and morro, lots of driftwood to rest and relax on, and mid-afternoon on Labor Day weekend, it was... More 

Thank RussnRebecca
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This lake has a strange feel to it. The water is rust color. Minimal wild life. We paddled to Gardeners island and walked around it. No animal trails or scat. Seemed odd. Did enjoy paddling to a different area. Found the trail head to hike to the ocean. The minimally used primitive trail was a bit challenging. The beach was... More 

Thank lleegalaxy
Lawrence, Kansas
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A sweet spot for the Olympic visitor, Ozette Lake is a serene spot where you an relax and appreciate nature.

Thank Cathlyn U
Seattle, Washington
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97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The coastal hike with views of the Pacific, sea stacks and lots of sea birds. There are boardwalk trails that lead to the coast and the majesty of the forest is peaceful and exciting all at once. Close to Forks and not far form Neah Bay.

Thank argodwin
Marietta, Georgia
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We sat for hours on the beach having lunch, taking in the unimaginable view with the bald eagles flying overhead & the sound of the seals barking.,calm beautiful blue water. The hike was one of fun, adventure along with climbing an occasional rock. All in all it was one of the most delightful hikes ever.

Thank Patricia A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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195 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

we did the 9.1 mile round trip cape Alava, Down the beach. the Sandy Point. You need to do it at low tide. You need to be in shape as we got to spots that required climbing over trees 15 to 20 feet thick and going up and OVER hills with the use of a rope that was 100 feet... More 

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Miami, FL
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146 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

There aren't any pull outs to see the lake just a small area by the Ranger Station. Was disappointed because it is a large lake but you don't get to see much.

1 Thank MiamiTravelers_7
Lawrence, Kansas, United States
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52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

It's a long walk -- 3-miles, but it feels like more. But a lot of it is boardwalk, and it's through some beautiful forrest that will make you feel like there may be ewoks hiding in the trees. We took the Ozette trail on the last day of our amazing hike from Shi Shi Beach. It's got some muddy and... More 

3 Thank Brent W
Ocean Shores, Washington
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61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

This is the second largest lake in Western Washington State....and a place that is truly off the beaten path. It is a long way from anywhere tucked away in the exrteme Northwest corner of the state. We were a little disappointed on our arrival because there was nothing really spectacular to see. Apprently the loop trail to the ocean and... More 

1 Thank nbsandman

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