South Coast Wilderness Trail

The planning for this primordial adventure will tantalize your thoughts with the possibility of seeing grey whales on their migration route (March/April and October), baby seals in midsummer, great bald eagles any season with wingspans of seven or eight feet! Be prepared to cross Goodman and Mosquito Creeks, which can range from ankle to waist deep after a heavy rain, and expect a 1,900-foot elevation change overall on the steep overland trails and ladders. The cliff to the beach is a mere 320 feet on more ladders. All you favorite bandits will be waiting for you: Raccoons, Bears, Coyotes, and even the Eagles will take your lunch if you leave it exposed. Be sure to plan around the tides because there are several places that are covered during high tide.
Last rope ladder to the beach - Photo courtesy of WA Trails Association

Last rope ladder to the beach - Photo courtesy of WA Trails Association

Experience miles of flat, sandy, isolated beaches, tide pools and water critters during summer’s very low tides, and the roar of the waves to unclog the city busy-ness from your mind. You’ll never forget this hiking adventure! Read more about the lodgings, B&Bs, and campsites in this region here.
Sunset at Mosquito Creek, Photo courtesy of WA Trails Association

Sunset at Mosquito Creek, Photo courtesy of WA Trails Association

Be sure to check Trip Reports on http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/seasonal-hikes/summer-destinations/hiking-olympic-peninsula For more information on trail conditions, special concerns on each trail, maps, and photos visit: http://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/south-coast-route.htm 1. South Coast Wilderness Trail Hike 2. Hoh Glacier Meadows Hike 3. Hoh River Fishing Adventure 4. Lake Constance Trail 5. Marmot Pass Hike, Trail #833.1

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