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Review of Ozette Loop Hike

Ozette Loop Hike
Piacenza
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221 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“worth a trip”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

The 7/8 hours loop made by two forest trails and one fatiguing beach one (mind the tide time!!! Rangers give free tables) is definitely worth a trip to Ozette

Visited August 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“amazing 10 mile loop hike”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

this is a loop hike that has two trails starting at same place and leading to the beach where one can usually find dear resting or some pretty loud seals. one of the best ranger station can be found at the start of the trail and people should get advice on the tide before heading out. Most of the trail is made out of wooden beams, so not too hard on one's feet.

Visited September 2013
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University Place, Washington, United States
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Amazing”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

We would go every year since I was 3. Best childhood memories ever. I am 31 now and taking my 3 year old, and she loves it. Plan ahead if you go in the summer. 2 totally different experiences depending on what hike you do. I wouldn't do the loop until you know your kids are ready. It's 9 miles and if you miss the tide look for the signs on the trees marking the overland rout. This is not a short cut and some of them are difficult for the novice hiker.

Visited August 2013
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Marietta, Georgia
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Day Hike Ever.”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

This was probably the best day hike I have ever taken. Tide was out & we sat there for hours listening to the seals, watching the bald eagles & listening to the waves. The 3 mile walk on the beach was great exercise & fun.

Visited August 2013
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Reedsville, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“BEAUTIFUL!!!”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

We loved this hike the last week of May, even though it was raining and we did have a tense moment...

We met a guy in the parking lot that didn't do the full loop, but he recommended what direction to go so that the wind would be at our back while on the beach. This was GREAT advice, so I recommend asking someone the same thing when you get there. The only issue was that this made us going the opposite direction than what our book had...so it wasn't quite as easy to follow the landmarks it was pointing out.

Know where the tide is - at the very end of the beach portion of the hike we had difficulty finding the spot where to leave the beach and head back on the trail. The tide was slowly coming in, but close enough that we started to get a bit nervous. We did find where to exit the beach, but then had trouble figuring out which trail we should be heading back on. This was our tense time...it was raining and I felt like we were lost. It was probably only 10 minutes, but it felt like an hour before we happened across some campers (strange place to camp, but glad they were there!). He was able to point us in the right direction.

We missed the petroglyphs, but saw great bald eagles! Our weather wasn't great, but we still had a great time. We found cover in the trees to eat the lunch we packed. Don't underestimate this hike - walking on the beach is more difficult than walking through the woods. Have fun, but be prepared and be careful!!

Visited May 2013
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