Sand Point Trail

Olympic National Park, Washington

Elevation Gain268ft
Trailhead Elevation21ft
Elevation Min/Max21/177ft
Elevation Start/End21/21ft

Sand Point Trail

Sand Point Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Clallam County, Washington. It is within Olympic National Park. It is 2.6 miles long and begins at 21 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 268 feet. The trail ends near the Sand Point viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: Ozette River to Sand Pt Beach Travelway, North Coast Beach Travelway and Cape Alava Trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park (Falcon Guides)
Erik Molvar
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"This route leads from Ozette Lake to the coastline through an old burn in the coastal forest. The path is almost entirely boardwalk and has lots of stairs on it. At the end of the trail is Sand Point, with its sandy beaches strewn with driftwood. Keep an eye out for raccoons, which are particularly abundant around the Sand Point beaches; keep food safely out of reach."
Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades (The Mountaineers Books)
Joan Burton
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"An ocean campground reached after a short 3-mile walk promises crashing breakers, sandy beach, and old Makah petroglyphs on rock. Two trails depart from the Ozette Lake Campground. The preferred trail is Sand Point, which is shorter than the one to Cape Alava, and easier because it is all on boardwalk. The sandy beach is more attractive to kids than the cannonball-shaped rocks at Cape Alava. Possible campsites are protected from wind by trees that shelter, shade, and frame beach views. If you wish, you can camp at Sand Point, continue up the beach past Indian petroglyphs to Cape Alava, camp again, and return to the trailhead, but Sand Point alone is a fine beach destination. Be aware that campsites are limited."

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Great little hike/campout. I'm recovering from knee surgery. Needed a soft hike to start. Get a early start. Less people on the trail. Also make sure you have your insect repellent with you. Lots of bitting bugs!!!! You will need a Bear can.For your food/trash. You will need to carry it in your arms. Because your pack will be full by the time you pick it up. Enjoy.

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Trail Information

Olympic National Park
Nearby City
Olympic National Park
Skill Level
Olympic National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Ozette; Custom Correct Ozette Beach Loop
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