Miller Peninsula and Thompson Spit

Gardiner, Washington 98382

Miller Peninsula and Thompson Spit

Miller Peninsula and Thompson Spit Professional Review and Guide

"State-park development under way, expect trail system to change.

Explore a cool lush ravine that leads to a remote beach on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Walk along the shore under towering bluffs to a spit littered with drift logs and watched over by a battalion of eagles. Take in views of Protection Island, a bird sanctuary at the mouth of Puget Sound, difficult to see from most other shoreline points. Welcome to the Miller Peninsula, destined to become Washington’s next grand state park.

Once considered a site for a nuclear power plant and golf resort, this former Washington State Department of Natural Resources timberland and magnificent piece of coastal property has not always been revered by state officials. But Washington’s citizens came to its aid, and the property was transferred to the state parks division."

Miller Peninsula and Thompson Spit Reviews

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5/27/2011
This trail was very easy, but littered with bugs and mud. The day was fairly clear; clouds, no rain, dapples of sunshine, but not incredible alluring. We had lunch on the beach and enjoyed the view. Overall, it was not my favorite trail.
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Trail Information

Gardiner
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
7.7 miles
Distance
590 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Year-round
Season
Miller Peninsula State Park, administered by Sequim Bay State Park
Local Contacts
Online at Washington State Parks
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018