Cape Alava - Sand Point Loop Your online resource for hiking, climbing and travel
Most beach hikes are out and back trips, unless you are able to do a car shuttle (which takes forever on the coast) but here you can do a one way trip without moving the car. This big triangle loop gives you the full flavor of the coastal experience. Just hiking to the beach, you pass through several different vegetation zones, including some interesting prairie segments. At Cape Alava, you'll find all kinds of campsites in the coastal forests. Just north along the beach, there is some rich history of the Ozette Indian Village that archeologists say was buried by mudslide in 1700. Excavations have revealed 55,000 artifacts. Going south from Cape Alava, it's a long beach walk that isn't too spectacular but it's still the beach...though sometimes a rock beach. There are some petroglyphs along the way at Wedding Rocks. Sand Point is another fine spot full of campsites. One could explore south for miles or return back to the car via the other trail back to Lake Ozette. Both trails from the lake are on boardwalks through the wet sections. They are a bit slick when wet but it beats the mud.
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