Shi Shi to Ozette River Travelway - current conditions

Ecosystem Type: Coastal beach, coastal forest
Trail Tread Types: Primitive
General Elevation Trend: mostly flat

Unique Features:

Trail Information
Level of Difficulty: difficult
Distance: 6.4 miles
Elevation Change: 1,160 ft.

Best Season: All year

Connecting Trails: Cape Alava to Ozette River Travelway, Cape Alava Trail, North Shi Shi Access Trail
Stock: Closed to stock

Special Concerns

Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect park resources and to prevent further camping regulations. Camp in pre-existing bare ground sites or on the sand above the high tide line.
Fires: Fires are not allowed between Wedding Rocks and Yellow Banks

Wildlife Precautions: Save the Bears! Please learn how to properly secure your food to protect bears and yourself. Do not feed any wild animals! Food must be stored in a hard-sided container on the entire Olympic Coast. Containers may be rented at the Lost Resort near Ozette or at the 3-Rivers Resort near Mora.

Safety:Boardwalk trails are very slippery when wet. Headland trails, marked by orange and black targets, bypass areas that are impassable due to terrain or high tides. Some trails require climbing rope ladders which can be hazardous. Be wary of loose rocks that can fall from above. Rocks and logs can be slippery and can tip or roll. Always hike with a tide chart. The Ozette River should be forded at or near low tide only. Use Caution!

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