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My parents and I did the hike to Cape Alava. We thought it would be easy, but it turned out to be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Patrick S
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DeLand, Florida
Hike To Cape Alava

We hiked to the westernmost point. Park at the Lake Ozette ranger station. Walk towards the left... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
JeffsWife2013
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Marquez, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

LOTS of debris on beach: Rocks, trees, never did find parallel trail for high tide. And we did hike at lower tide. There are other beach hikes, such as Rialto or 2nd Beach, which are wider, cleaner in terms of natural debris, and easier walks

Thank Utah801ski
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My parents and I did the hike to Cape Alava. We thought it would be easy, but it turned out to be an exhausting ordeal. It's 3 miles one-way but seems like longer. In total, it took us around 5 hours to complete. If you're...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We hiked to the westernmost point. Park at the Lake Ozette ranger station. Walk towards the left side of the parking lot and you'll see where different flyers are displayed. Walk passed that, over the bridge, and take the right fork. You'll see the sign...More

Thank JeffsWife2013
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

We did the cape alava trail out and back (6+ miles total). The trail is easy to follow and boards make it passable in most conditions. My 4-year-old did great. We timed the hike with the low tide, but we only found crabs, small anemone,...More

Thank Matt W
Reviewed July 4, 2018

We couldn't make the triangle so we only did Sandpoint and back (6 miles) because of darkness and tide. Yes one has to watch the tide and make sure they do this at low tide so they can easily get all the way around. We...More

1  Thank Mike5466
Reviewed January 26, 2018

We hiked this entire trail in a day rather than try to camp. I find it hard to believe that someone would build about 6 miles of boardwalk to facilitate this hike. Most of the boardwalk was in good shape, but some of it was...More

1  Thank kevan j
Reviewed November 21, 2017

We are from LA. We have plenty of beaches. The Olympic National Park is something else entirely: Forest cliffs, ruggedness, wind torn waves, little rock islands dotting the coast, heaps of foot deep kelp, entire trees washed up on the beach. This has been my...More

1  Thank tfischersm
Reviewed September 19, 2017

This is 9 miles round trip triangle. Two ways to get to the beach by trail which is mostly boardwalk and steps 3 miles each way and then you can walk 3 miles down the beach if you like to connect the hikes and make...More

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed September 8, 2017

This was a very good hike ...the title is just expressing the sights of the day. We caught a great weather day, a cool morning warming up into the 70s by mid-afternoon. Perfect. We hiked out to Cape Alava and, once out on the beach...More

1  Thank cctkMiller
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Great hike, well maintained trails in great condition except the way back from Sand point, lots of broken boards on the boardwalk, but that didn't take away any. 3 miles out on the Avalanche trail in the woods, then 3 miles on the beach, check...More

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