Dungeness Spit Trail

Sequim, Washington

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One of the longest natural sandspits in the United States, Dungeness Spit thrusts out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. A short descent through forest to the beach leads to its base. The spit is accessible to families at any time of the year; it also attracts harbor seals, killer whales, and bald eagles. The spit reaches far out in the strait and then curves inward like a gigantic arm, with a lighthouse in its “hand.” Reaching the lighthouse requires a 5-mile walk, but there’s plenty of fun along the way and no need to go more than 1 or 2 miles.
Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

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Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

by Joan Burton (The Mountaineers Books)

One of the longest natural sandspits in the United States, Dungeness Spit thrusts out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. A short descent through forest to the beach leads to its base.

The spit is accessible to families at any time of the year; it also attracts harbor seals, killer whales, and bald eagles. The spit reaches far out in the strait and then curves inward like a gigantic arm, with a lighthouse in its “hand.” Reaching the lighthouse requires a 5-mile walk, but there’s plenty of fun along the way and no need to go more than 1 or 2 miles.

©  Joan Burton/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sequim
Distance: 11
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day hike
Season: Year round
Trailhead Elevation: 100 feet
Top Elevation: 100 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Dungeness Spit Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/1/2008
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My wife and I took our two boys (3 & 5) along with grandpa to this trail in early summer. Don't get me wrong, it's a lovely and unique place. The only reason it doesn't get 4 stars is that we went on a cool, windy day and it's not a 4-star experience in those conditions. 5-star hikes are rare for me and this wouldn't rate even on a sunny, calm day (I'm more of a high mountain person than an ocean person).



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