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Washington Backcountry Trails

Ocean side trail

Ladder Break


Eric & Kev ladder

Approaching Tide

View through Trees

Ocean Pic

Neal on a rope ladder

A crashing wave

An otter

Oil City to Toleak Point

Camp at Sunset

Definition of terms below
Location: Washington Coast
Directions: Get yourself over to the Olympic Peninsula and drive north on US 101 to xxxxx
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation +/- +400 Feet (- 400 feet out)
Distance: Our trip 24 Miles Roundtrip along ocean
Rating: 8 out of 10
Fishing: Did not try
Scenery: Pacific Ocean, sand, and rock gardens, overland trails
Map: Printable Topo Map

Oil city to Toleak Point attempt: The weekend we chose was darn-right nasty. There is something about lacing up your boots and strapping on the ole' headlamp at 3am in an Olympic's rainstorm (it rained 4+ inches this day). My brother and I enjoy hiking at night but this night was pushing the limits of enjoyment. The Hoh river had risen up to the edge of the trail- we sloshed our way in knee deep water (on the trail) out to where the  Hoh River meets the Pacific Ocean. At low tide for the morning the Hoh/Pacific Ocean were 5 feet from the mainland headwall, there we numerous slides that forced us to walk out in the rising current of the Hoh. So we bagged this adventure and high-tailed it to higher ground and headed to Rialto Beach.

Note: there is not a whole lot of beach hiking it is mostly rock/log scrambles. I would not recommend this section of beach hiking, there is just sooo much rock and I really enjoy the sand.  I would recommend the Third Beach South section.

Make sure to take your frisbee! And don't forget put your gators on before hitting the sand or you will be sorry.  

Fees: Hiking fee- $5, Overnight backcountry fee $2 per night/per person

Do it again? Yes, 

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Harbor Tides
Saltwater Tides

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