Pets allowed
Not Allowed
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
6.00 mi (9.66 km)
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Sand Point is one of the premiere hiking destinations in the Ozette area of Olympic National Park, and it is a great choice for families staying in the area. This easy walk leaves from Ozette Campground and immediately crosses the Ozette River. The route is predominantly on boardwalks that are constructed from cedar, and it is virtually level the entire way. Note that the planks can be quite slippery in wet weather. You'll proceed through the dense understory of this Pacific Northwest rainforest: salal, fern, skunk cabbage, and vine maples crowd into the dense understory, while western redcedar, Sitka spruce, and hemlock tower above.

Once you arrive at Sand Point, you'll see an obvious campsite at the end of the trail. This is an option, certainly, but there are additional sites available (permit required) on the south side of Sand Point that are a bit more private if you are here to overnight (note, however, that campfires are prohibited between Wedding Rocks and Yellow Banks). Hike to the point itself for beautiful views of the Pacific and south to South Sand Point or north toward Cape Alava. If you have the time and energy, the 9.5-mile Ozette Triangle Loop Trail can be made by heading north from Sand Point to Cape Alava and returning to Ozette Campground on the Cape Alava Trail.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Pros

Remote and undeveloped coastline. Well-maintained boardwalk.

Cons

Limited views along the trail.

Trailhead Elevation

50.00 ft (15.24 m)

Net Elevation Gain

50.00 ft (15.24 m)

Features

Whale watching
Wildlife
Bird watching
Old-growth forest

Location

Field Guide + Map

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