Lighthouses

Western Jefferson County Area Trails

Western Jefferson County

Area Trails

Rain Forest & Ocean Beaches

Before you hike,  you should be aware of some important things:

1.  Be prepared for changing weather, stay on trails, and take out what you bring in.  Help protect our National, Public, Parks.  For some trails listed you need a Park Day Pass.

Location

Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitor Center
93 Beaver Valley Road
Port Ludlow, WA, 98365
United States
See map: Google Maps

Port Townsend Area Trails

Port  Townsend

 Area Trails

By Karen Anderson

Fort Worden State Park

 

Where:   About 2.5 miles from the Port Townsend Visitor Center. 

· North on Sims Way, Turn left onto Kearnery

· From Kearney, turn right on Blaine

Location

Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitor Center
93 Beaver Valley Road
Port Ludlow, WA, 98365
United States
47° 53' 28.7952" N, 122° 43' 55.1532" W
See map: Google Maps

New Dungeness Lighthouse

If you are looking for some exercise while in the Sequim area, consider taking the 5 1/2 mile (one-way) walk out to the New Dungeness Light Station! The lighthouse and Keeper's quarters are located near the end of the Dungeness Spit, which is a National Wildlife Refuge. Access to the spit is from the Dungeness County Park at the end of Voice of America Road. There is a $3 entrance fee for a group of 4 adults (children under 16 are free) to enter the Refuge.

Location

Dungeness Spit Agnew, WA
United States
48° 10' 53.13" N, 123° 6' 36.1656" W
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Clallam Bay & Slip Point Beach Park

Clallam Bay Spit and Community Beach County Park is a 33 acre park jointley managed with Washington State Parks.  The Park is located where the nutrient-rich water of the Clallam River empties into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, providing a constant food source for shore and marine birds.  Eagles and osprey can be seen feeding on the beach; viewing marine mammals is an added bonus.  The dynamic hydrology interaction taking place between the Clallam River and the tides provide an opportunity to witness drastic changes to the landscape each time you visit.

Location

Clallam BayClallam Bay, WA, 98326
United States
48° 15' 21.5928" N, 124° 15' 47.1456" W
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Eight Lighthouses on the Olympic Peninsula

Stop along the way and visit some of the historical lighthouses on the Olympic Peninsula.

POINT WILSON
Point Wilson marks the west entrance into the Puget Sound. It is the turning point from the Strait of Juan de Fuca into Admiralty Inlet.

Location

Olympic PeninsulaWA
United States
47° 45' 3.8664" N, 120° 44' 24.5004" W
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Dungeness Spit and Lighthouse

At 5.5 miles in length, the Dungeness Spit is the world's longest naturally occurring sandspit and home to the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is a sanctuary for over 250 species of birds, 41 species of land mammals and eight species of water mammals. Its trails and picnic areas offer breathtaking views of the beaches, Dungeness harbor and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Location

Dungeness Spit and LighthouseSequim, WA, 98382
United States
48° 8' 24.4356" N, 123° 11' 41.874" W
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Point Wilson Lighthouse

Point Wilson marks the west entrance into the Puget Sound. It is the turning point from the Strait of Juan de Fuca into Admiralty Inlet. The current station was built in 1914, replacing the original tower. The 49-foot tower was built in an octagonal shape to reduce wind pressure on the structure. The light shines from a 4th order Fresnel lens, a white light on for 15 seconds, then off 5 seconds, with one red flash during the occultation. The light was automated in 1976.

Location

Point Wilson Lighthouse
186 Harbor Defense Way
Port Townsend, WA, 98362
United States
See map: Google Maps
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