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Washington Coast Hikes

From Portland Hikers Field Guide

South Washington Coast


Hike Difficulty Distance Elevation Change Notes
Lower Columbia River
Columbian White-tailed Deer Refuge Loop Hike Easy 6.1 10 Flat hike on refuge roads with a variety of wildlife


Long Beach Peninsula
Black Lake Loop Hike Easy 2.6 150 Tranquil loop around a coastal lake and through spruce/hemlock forest
Cape Disappointment Hike Easy 2.9 385 Take in a beach, part of the Confluence Project, cliff top views, an interpretive center, a Civil War battery, and a lighthouse!
Coastal Forest Loop Hike Easy 1.5 130 Interpretive loop through old growth forest on the shore of Baker Bay
North and McKenzie Heads Hike Moderate 6.6 1175 Hike through Sitka spruce forest to a viewpoint, lighthouse, and World War II battery
Discovery Trail Traverse Hike Moderate 8.2 280 Mostly paved interpretive trail through dunes and coastal woodland


Olympic Peninsula


Hike Difficulty Distance Elevation Change Notes
Olympic Peninsula Coast
Ozette to Rialto Beach Hike Difficult 20 200 Long wilderness beach hike
Sand Point Cape Alava Hike Moderate 9 400 Easier hike with short beach hike
Toleak Point Hike Difficult 12 1200 Long wilderness beach hike


Olympic Peninsula Interior
Grand Valley Badger Valley Loop Hike Difficult 14 4250 Alpine views, one of the nicest hikes in the Olympics, also one of the most popular


Olympic Peninsula East Side
Dosewallips River Hike Difficult 9 1600 Nice low elevation river hike on the East side of the Olympics, good in the off season


See more Washington Coast hikes and destinations in our Washington Coast and Olympics index

Portland Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.