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MILEPOST 300......MT. WALKER VIEWPOINT



MILEPOST 300...... RAINBOW CAMPGROUND



MILEPOST 298......FALLS VIEW CAMPGROUND



MILEPOST 297......ENTERING/LEAVING OLYMPIC NATIONAL FOREST



MILEPOST 296......QUILCENE RIVER (QUILL..LA..SCENE) local photo



MILEPOST 295......QUILCENE FOREST RANGER STATION



MILEPOST 295-294...... QUILCENE (QUILL..LA..SCENE) local photo Quilcene is an ideal spot to visit - great climate, farmland, and the ocean. DRIVE THROUGH TOWN CAREFULLY - DANGEROUS CURVE IN TOWN RIGHT NEXT TO SCHOOL CROSSWALK. SPEED TRAP TOWN ( from milepost 299 to 309 ) but AREA TOO BEAUTIFUL TO SPEED THROUGH ANYHOW. In town is junction with SR XX to Chimacum and/or Port Townsend.




MILEPOST 292...... LORDS LAKE



MILEPOST 292...... MT. ZION TRAILHEAD



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MILEPOST 290-289...... LAKE LELAND local photo



MILEPOST 290-355...... HOOD CANAL OVERNIGHT local photo



MILEPOST 285......JUNCTION WITH 101 AND 104 spacer Highway 104 is road to/from all SEATTLE ferries. If coming from SEATTLE ferries Highway 104 blends into Highway 101 at this milepost



MILEPOST 282......SR20 (To PORT TOWNSEND ) local photo local photo local photo
If you have time - visit the "Painted Ladies" and wonderful Fort Worden Park- if you can pull yourself away from the antique shops or the wharf. By the way - Painted Ladies are beautiful multicolored Victorian homes



MILEPOST 282...... DISCOVERY BAY local photo Within tiny Discovery Bay you will find several MUST STOPS......TUTTLE'S has sampling of best of peninsula's chainsaw carvers, souvenirs, windsoxs, etc. Also Red Barn (next to and on same side of street as store) is where I buy those wonderful mink blankets you all love. Hamburger joint (with huge hamburger statue) is BEST BURGERS ANYWHERE - TOO BIG TO EAT. Colorful train has been turned into candy shop - pricey but cute. Collapsing harbor building is a MUST TAKE photo or subject for paints. and SNUG HARBOR CAFE has best prime rib - I am told



MILEPOST 278-277......DEER CROSSING - MANY ACCIDENTS HERE - BE CAREFUL



MILEPOST 277......HUGE RV PARK


MILEPOST 276-275......GARDINER



MILEPOST 276......NEW RANGER STATION UNDER CONSTRUCTION



MILEPOST 272...... BLYN/JAMESTOWN S'KLALLAM (CLOU..LUM) TRIBE local photo This is Blyn and home of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe - check out their website and things to do



MILEPOST 271...... SEVEN CEDAR CASINO local photo



MILEPOST 271...... BLYN


MILEPOST 269...... SEQUIM BAY STATE PARK local photo


MILEPOST 269...... CAMP RAMBLEWOOD local photo




MILEPOST 267......PALO ALTO ROAD


MILEPOST 267...... UPPER DUNGENESS TRAILHEAD local photo Follow Palo Alto Road ( 2 miles east of ..... SEQUIM (SQUIM) ) to Forest Service Road 2860. Or follow Taylor Cutoff Road ( Milepost 262 ) and Lost Mountain Roads (2 miles west of Sequim) to Forest Service Road 2870. At jct. with 2860 road, follow road 2860 to trail head. Nearest Campground: East Crossing (6 miles from trail head on road 2860) Facilities include stock unloading ramp and toilets. This road is subject to periodic closure in the off-season.



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MILEPOST 268-263..... SEQUIM (SQUIM) local photo Great shops and area



MILEPOST 268-263..... 3 CRABS RESTAURANT - Closed local photo Land bought by state for wildlife refuge.



MILEPOST 262...... DUNGENESS RIVER local photo



MILEPOST 262...... SLAB CAMP TRAILHEAD spacer Follow Taylor Cutoff Road and Lost Mountain Roads (2 miles west of SEQUIM (SQUIM) ) to Forest Service Road 2870 and follow for about 1 mile. Then turn onto road 2875 and follow to Slab Camp. Nearest Campground: Dungeness Forks (approx. 8 miles from trail head on road 2880). Facilities: toilet Stock Facilities: Other: This road is subject to periodic closure in the off-season.



MILEPOST 262...... LOWER GRAYWOLF TRAILHEAD spacer Follow Taylor Cutoff Road and Lost Mountain Roads (2 miles west of SEQUIM (SQUIM) ) to Forest Service Road 2870. Nearest Campground: Dungeness Forks (2 miles from trail head on road 2880). Stock Facilities: None Other: This road is subject to periodic closure in the off-season.



MILEPOST 261...... STORES - SUNNY FARMS local photo Organic produce and great prices



MILEPOST 253...... DEER PARK TRAILHEAD local photo Turn onto Deer Park Road..between Deer Park Cinema and car dealership. First 5-6 miles nice level paved road...then all falls apart. Be prepared to wonder why you ever thought of driving to the top of the world on the narrowest chuckholed road from hell. After the longest 15+ miles in history you are there. Just don't think of how HOT your brakes are going to get on the way down. DO NOT TAKE RV OR CAMPER ON THIS ROAD. View is incredible. Ranger station is down deep turnoff. Don't drive this if winter conditions at start of road....In August will still encounter ice at top of road...



MILEPOST 252......STORES - WALMART AND SAFEWAY



MILEPOST 251-245...... PORT ANGELES local photo In PORT ANGELES (ANN..JA..LUS) Highway 101 splits into 2 one-way streets (Front & First). 9/10ths of a mile after split (split occurs at McDonald's) is street called RACE. Race becomes HURRICANE RIDGE ROAD and will take you to the next 3 trailheads. Going South (left) on Race will take you to the WIC center and Hurricane Ridge



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MILEPOST 251-245.....HIGHWAY 101 IN PORT ANGELES spacer Highway 101, as mentioned above splits into 2 one-way streets and a street called Lincoln while in Port Angeles (ANN..JA..LUS). The 2 one-way streets are called Front and First.

GOING EAST...Once you have enjoyed Port Angeles - or if just passing through - stay on First going East and at McDonald's 101 is back together and you are on your way out of town.

GOING WEST/SOUTH...Stay on Front going West and you will run into Lincoln. Lincoln is in the older part of town. At Lincoln turn left and continue across First and past another Safeway, the old court house, an Albertson and golly gee - you are out of Port Angeles and on Highway 101 going South.




MILEPOST 248......RACE STREET spacer Turn left on RACE and you go to WIC center and HURRICANE RIDGE . Turn right and you go (within 2 blocks) to the local hospital



MILEPOST 248...... WIC center spacer Turn left on RACE and you go to WIC center and HURRICANE RIDGE ROAD



MILEPOST 248......HOSPITAL spacer Turn right on RACE and you go (within 2 blocks) to the local hospital



MILEPOST 248...... HEART O' THE HILLS TRAILHEAD local photo KLAHANNE local photo Drive south from PORT ANGELES (ANN..JA..LUS) on Race Street, which turns into Hurricane Ridge Road. Drive past the park visitor center on your right and then bear right at the next fork up towards Hurricane Ridge. When you see the park admission gate ahead, take a right turn, and go down to the end of the road. Here are the trailheads. One trail starts a short distance across from the campground entrance, at the end of the spur road by the ranger station. Ample parking is available at the trailhead behind the employee housing area. The trail climbs 2450 feet in 3.5 miles to Lake Angeles. Stream water is available along the way. You can continue another 3 miles and 1800 feet to the Klahanne Ridge/Heather Park/Switchback trail junction : This creates four options: descent 1600 feet in 1.5 miles via the Switchback Trail OR to the Hurricane Ridge Road; traverse 3.6 miles with a net loss of 620 feet to the Hurricane Ridge Lodge; OR descend 4000 feet in 6.4 miles via Heather Park to Heart O' the Hills; OR return via Lake Angeles, down 4000 feet in 6.5 miles to Heart O' the Hills. Also review info about other Hurricane Ridge trailheads below.



MILEPOST 248...... OBSTRUCTION POINT TRAILHEAD local photo Race is a street that crosses Highway 101 within PORT ANGELES (ANN..JA..LUS) . Highway 101 also splits into 2 one way roads called First and Front - split occurring at McDonald's. Race is a street that crosses both First and Front and takes you (after 16+ miles) to the Hurricane Hill Visitor Center. Race is also the street that passes by the WIC center. Stay on Race (changing to Hurricane Ridge Road) until you reach the visitor center. The turn for Obstruction Point Road is on the left, just at the start of the Hurricane Ridge parking lot. You will probably miss it on the first try. If you get to the first parking space, you have gone too far. Turn around as if you were heading down, back to town and watch on your right. You will see a sort of break in the wall and a drop off. This is not where old U Hauls go to die. This is the road. Obstruction Point Road is 7.6 miles long and it is not paved, but it is well graded. It is a typical back country 1.5 lane road, so keep your eyes open and watch for the slightly wider points. You can drive it in an ordinary automobile. The drive will take some skill, some patience, and some tolerance for vertigo. The road often has steep drop offs where the shoulder should be. An encouraging point: if you can make it down the first open descent at the start, you can probably make it all the way. Take the road to the end. Park in the parking lot. Get out and wait for your knees to stop shaking. Then start your hike. Obstruction Point Road winds southward for eight miles before ending at Badger Valley. From there a trek can be taken across Elk, Maiden, and Green Mountain to the Deer Park Ranger Station. WARNING: You probably do NOT want to take this drive, or hike, on a rainy, or worse, snowy day. From the highest road in the Park you can walk the trail down into flower-filled Badger Valley. Here one tends to saunter slowly and stop often. Innumerable species of wildflowers will vie for your attention. But save time to just sit beside a burbling stream and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of this classic meadowed fairyland. Continue 8.5 mi. to the end of the road. This is the highest section of trail in the park, a fact you might notice as you gaze out to Victoria, B.C., and the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north, or to the south, where you'll see the Grand Valley with its string of lakes and the numerous snow-clad peaks of the Olympic interior. The road generally opens by July 4. This is a very rough road but can be traveled by a passenger car-just take your time. The first part may be a bit intimidating as it drops off sharply. Obstruction Point Road winds southward for eight miles before ending at Badger Valley. From there a trek can be taken across Elk, Maiden, and Green Mountain to the Deer Park Ranger Station. It's another 3.9 miles to the Elwha Ranger Station at a scant 390 feet above sea level, the 5,100 feet of elevation change in eight miles rivals the Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park. (It can snow even in summer here so watch road conditions and don't try this drive in an RV or long sedan because you will get stuck.) Grand Valley Trail (3 miles one way) starts at the parking lot at road's end. Also review info about other Hurricane Ridge trailheads above and below.



MILEPOST 248...... HURRICANE RIDGE TRAILHEAD local photo Follow Hurricane Ridge Road from PORT ANGELES to Hurricane Ridge. Nearest Campground: Heart O' the Hills (12 miles from Hurricane Ridge). Facilities: Ranger station, phone, restrooms, snack bar, water Stock Facilities: None Other: Road is open all year weather and staffing permitting. High above Port Angeles (ANN..JA..LUS), Hurricane Ridge provides the most popular access to Olympic National Park. The drive to Hurricane Ridge--so named for the force of its winter winds--takes you from lowland forest to tree line, nearly a mile above sea level, and reveals some of the remarkable geology of the peninsula. A paved road, open year-round during daylight hours, twists and turns 17 miles up a steep seven percent grade to the mile-high summit, where, on a clear day, you can gape at the breathtaking 360-degree views of mountain, valley, and sea. A summer-only lodge at the crest provides food and drink, and a concession offers ski and snowshoe rentals on winter weekends. Also review info about other Hurricane Ridge trailheads above.



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MILEPOST 247...... ALLVIEW MOTEL local photo Convenient to Highway 101 and stores and WIC ...AND....Inexpensive yet clean and respectable place to rest your head.



MILEPOST 242...... SHI SHI (SHY..SHY) BEACH - (see MILEPOST 203) local photo Joyce General Store Joyce Railroad Museum

SHI SHI access is open as of today - 4/4/03 - and Park and tribe are working on access issues. Check with MAKAH (MC CAW) MUSEUM at 360-645-2711 to confirm it is open before your trip. At this milepost you encounter this choice......CONTINUE with Highway 101 or TURN RIGHT onto the start of Highway 112. TAKE HIGHWAY 112. Signs says JOYCE ( NEAH (KNEE..YAH) BAY ) ( CLALLAM (CLOU..LUM) BAY ). This is scenic road traveling over foothills and along the coast. Highway 112's mileposts start counting down from 59 to 0. 0 is the edge of the Makah (MC..CAW) reservation - about 15 miles from Shi Shi trailhead.

On your way you will pass through JOYCE - MUST STOP to check out the items on display at the General Store and in August the Joyce Daze Annual Blackberry Festival. There is a parade, blackberry pie baking contest, local artists and musicians, good food to eat and man I mean goooooood !! and vendor booths.

At about milepost 32 you will encounter junction offering Sappho or CLALLAM BAY . Turn right..choosing CLALLAM BAY . Drive through CLALLAM BAY (last chance for gas & supplies) and past turn off to Seiku (SEE..Q) and later past turn off to Lake Ozette. STAY TO CENTER OF ROAD.. Patches at edge of road caused by pavement repeatedly sinking because ..NO SUPPORT.. End of Highway 112 is beginning of main drag of Neah Bay. Continue on to end of town...turning left at last corner. Go 1-2 blocks...turn right and follow road out of town..toward tribal offices. Continuing on this road you will see a upcoming bridge on the left..turn onto road over bridge (marked FISH HATCHERY). At end of bridge you have two choices...take choice to Fish Hatchery - (left road) ...don't take road to right. WATCH THE SPEED BUMPS. In about 2 miles you will cross another bridge and start seeing the beautiful beaches of Neah Bay.

According to GREG JOHNSTON of the SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER ...." The new trail from the Makah Reservation into Olympic National Park's gorgeous Shi Shi Beach is complete and hosting hikers, although not officially open yet. ......The new trail also has a new trailhead near the tribal salmon hatchery on the Sooes River, reached via the now-paved Sooes Road. Overnight hikers must still pay a small fee to park on a nearby tribal member's property. All non-members parking on reservation lands for recreational purposes also must buy a tribal recreational parking permit for $7......The new trail is about the same length as the old one, some two miles, and includes a stretch of boardwalk through a boggy area and through some mature forest. The old route was a muddy two-mile slog on a gated logging road, officially closed in 1991 because of private property and liability concerns. In 1998, the tribe received a state grant of $167,110 to build the new trail.....Shi Shi (pronounced "shy-shy") is a two-mile-long, crescent-shaped beach on the north coast, bounded on the south by the beautiful rock headland called Point of Arches."

These are directions to old and new trailhead......After about 6 miles on this road (from original bridge) you will climb a slight hill ending in a curve with another sign for the fish hatchery and a blue road blocking gate... The blue gate is the old trailhead.. continue past the curve and within a mile you will encounter a parking lot on the right (right before the hatchery gates)...this is the new trailhead...both are about 2 mile walk to Shi Shi beach. If on the new trailhead you will encounter a choice between going left or right - go right..may be marked better later. 1/4 mile before the old trailhead..you will see trailer with white fence and cars parked in yard. This is $5 a day parking area Tillie has created. Shi Shi Beach is a sacred beach to the Makah (MC..CAW) Tribe. Until the Park and the tribe come to an understanding..you will be hiking on private property and onto a sacred beach. Show respect by either parking at Tillie's or by bringing a token gift of respect.




MILEPOST 242...... OZETTE (OH..ZET) TRAILHEAD - (see MILEPOST 203) local photo Joyce General Store Joyce Railroad Museum

At this milepost you encounter a choice....CONTINUE with Highway 101 or TURN RIGHT onto the start of Highway 112. TAKE HIGHWAY 112. Signs says JOYCE ( NEAH BAY (KNEE..AH) ) ( CLALLAM BAY ). This is scenic road traveling over foothills and along the coast. Highway 112's mileposts start counting down from 59 to 0. 0 is the edge of the Makah (MC.. CAW) reservation.

On your way you will pass through JOYCE - MUST STOP to check out the items on display at the General Store and in August the Joyce Daze Annual Blackberry Festival. There is a parade, blackberry pie baking contest, local artists and musicians, good food to eat and man I mean goooooood !! and vendor booths.

At about milepost 32 you will encounter junction offering Sappho (SAFF..FOE) or CLALLAM BAY (CLOU..LUM) . Turn right..choosing CLALLAM BAY . Drive through CLALLAM BAY (last chance for gas & supplies) and past turn off to Seiku (SEE..Q). Continue on Highway 112 until milepost xx (extremely tight and dangerous s-curve). Turn onto Hoko/Ozette (HOE..KOE/..OH..ZET) Road (only choice) and continue on this road for 21+ miles. Although a little curvy road is level and paved. End of road is parking lot next to Ozette Ranger station and the trailhead. Ranger station is frequently unmanned (out on rounds) so best to get bear cans and permit at WIC. Stop in at ranger station (if open) and get latest info. Ozette campground is .1 miles from ranger station and commercial campground (Lost Resort) is .5 miles from ranger station. Ozette campground usually full and Lost Resort is pricey but only choices. Lost Resort has laundry and showers for $5. BEST close by lodging can be found at VAN RIPER'S - SEKIU . NO GARBAGE CANS AT OZETTE. Parking cost $1 per day.




MILEPOST 239......EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CORNER - SLOW DOWN PLEASE !!!!



MILEPOST 239-234......SPEED TRAP - EVERY DAY !!!!



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MILEPOST 239...... LITTLE RIVER TRAILHEAD local photo Turn onto Elwha (L..WA) road - only choice. WATCH TRAFFIC - BAD CORNER. The Little River Road begins two-tenths of a mile south of 101. Pavement ends at the junction with Black Diamond Road in about 3 1/2 miles. Look for a small parking area on the left. Also review info about other Elwha trailheads below.



MILEPOST 239...... ELWHA (L..WA) RANGER STATION TRAILHEAD local photo Turn onto Elwha road - only choice. WATCH TRAFFIC - BAD CORNER. Elwha road is paved and follows the beautiful Elwha River. It is about xx miles from start (at Highway 101) to entry (fee station) of Park. From entry (fee station) it is about 2 miles to Ranger Station, with campground about .5 miles from entry station. Ranger station on left side of road. Nearest Campground: Elwha/Altaire 1.5 miles before Ranger Station Also review info about other Elwha trailheads above and below.



MILEPOST 239...... GRIFF CREEK TRAILHEAD local photo Turn onto Elwha road - only choice. WATCH TRAFFIC - BAD CORNER. Elwha road is paved and follows the beautiful Elwha River. It is about xx miles from start (at Highway 101) to entry (fee station) of Park. From entry (fee station) it is about 2 miles to Ranger Station, with campground about .5 miles from entry station. Ranger station on left side of road. Nearest Campground: Elwha/Altaire (L..WA) 1.5 miles before Ranger Station. Griff Creek Trail begins behind the Elwha ranger station and has sections of steep switchbacks. 2.8 miles one way. Overlook at mile 1.8 (strenuous). Also review info about other Elwha trailheads above and below.



MILEPOST 239...... LAKE MILLS TRAILHEAD local photo Turn onto Elwha road - only choice. WATCH TRAFFIC - BAD CORNER. Elwha (L..WA) road is paved and follows the beautiful Elwha River. It is about xx miles from start (at Highway 101) to entry (fee station) of Park. From entry (fee station) it is about 2 miles to Ranger Station, with campground about .5 miles from entry station. Ranger station on left side of road. Nearest Campground: Elwha/Altaire 1.5 miles before Ranger Station This trail starts at the Lake Mills boat launch parking area and ends 2.0 miles later - one way. Easy day hike. This trail wanders peacefully along the west edge of Lake mills, with occasional views of the lake. Look for osprey. Also review info about other Elwha trailheads above and below.



MILEPOST 239...... HAPPY LAKE TRAILHEAD local photo Turn onto Elwha road - only choice. WATCH TRAFFIC - BAD CORNER. Elwha road is paved and follows the beautiful Elwha (L..WA) River. It is about xx miles from start (at Highway 101) to entry (fee station) of Park. From entry (fee station) it is about 2 miles to Ranger Station, with campground about .5 miles from entry station. Ranger station on left side of road. Follow road to ranger station..about 2 miles past fee station. I will look for this trailhead next time I am on road..according to Park it is 3 miles past Altaire campground. Nearest campground: Altaire/Elwha 3 miles from trailhead. Ranger station opens at 9 - if there before 9 no fee station open but road not blocked. Also review info about other Elwha trailheads above and below.



MILEPOST 239...... WHISKEY BEND TRAILHEAD local photo Turn onto Elwha (L..WA) road - only choice. WATCH TRAFFIC - BAD CORNER. Elwha road is paved and follows the beautiful Elwha River. It is about xx miles from start (at Highway 101) to entry (fee station) of Park. From entry (fee station) it is about 2 miles to Ranger Station, with campground about .5 miles from entry station. Ranger station on left side of road. Second road (to left) past the ranger station is marked Whiskey Bend. It is good gravel but uphill and twisty..take you time. End of 4 miles road becomes huge parking area with restroom and is trailhead. Nearest campground: Altaire/Elwha 7 miles from trailhead. Ranger station opens at 9 - if there before 9 no fee station open but road not blocked. Review info about other Elwha trailheads above & below.



MILEPOST 239...... BOULDER CREEK TRAILHEAD local photo Turn onto Elwha (L..WA) road - only choice. WATCH TRAFFIC - BAD CORNER. Elwha road is paved and follows the beautiful Elwha River. It is about xx miles from start (at Highway 101) to entry (fee station) of Park. From entry (fee station) it is about 2 miles to Ranger Station, with campground about .5 miles from entry station. Ranger station is on left side of road. Follow road to very end passing campground and ranger station and leaving the Elwha River. Paved entire way but STEEP AND NARROW AND TWISTY after ranger station and almost all uphill. Go to end of road..about 6 miles from fee station....rough parking area and restrooms. 3/4 way up there is obvious viewpoint pull off......scenic view of Mills Lake and area. Be glad you are driving not walking this road. Deer not afraid of people or cars so be alert. Nearest campground: Altaire/Elwha (5 miles from trail head). Ranger station opens at 9 - if there before 9 no fee station open but road not blocked. Also review info about other Elwha trailheads above.



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MILEPOST 239...... OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS local photo Turn onto Elwha (L..WA) road - only choice. WATCH TRAFFIC - BAD CORNER. Elwha road is paved and follows the beautiful Elwha River. It is about xx miles from start (at Highway 101) to entry (fee station) of Park. From entry (fee station) it is about 2 miles to Ranger Station, with campground about .5 miles from entry station. Ranger station on left side of road. Follow road to very end passing campground and ranger station and leaving the Elwha River. Paved entire way but STEEP AND NARROW AND TWISTY after ranger station and almost all uphill. Go to end of road..about 6 miles from fee station .... rough parking area and restrooms. 3/4 way up there is obvious viewpoint pull off...well worth looking....scenic view of Mills Lake and area. Be glad you are driving not walking this road. Deer not afraid of people or cars so be alert. Nearest campground: Altaire/Elwha (5 miles from trail head). Ranger station opens at 9 - if there before 9 no fee station open but road not blocked. Also review info about other Elwha trailheads above.



MILEPOST 233......SHADOW MOUNTAIN STORE & RV PARK spacer The park has coin operated showers and laundry - but no towel rental



MILEPOST 228...... STORM KING RANGER STATION TRAILHEAD local photo local photo local photo Turn onto road (only choice) marked Storm King. Road forks left to LAKE CRESCENT LODGE and right Storm King Ranger Station...straight ahead becomes boat launch. Nearest Campground: Fairholm (west end of Lake Crescent) Facilities: Ranger station, pay phone, toilets, water Stock Facilities: None. Locals drive around Lake Crescent purposely not using their brakes..purpose to keep awake..because at 50 mph curves will put you to sleep. Tourists have a difficult time maintaining 30 mph. Please pull over if traffic building up behind you.



MILEPOST 228...... LAKE CRESCENT LODGE local photo Even if not staying here - visit for the windows, the memory trail and the view.



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MILEPOST 228...... OLYMPIC PARK INSTITUTE local photo The Institute is on the road to the LAKE CRESCENT LODGE . Great place for educational and family adventures.



MILEPOST 219...... SOL DUC (SOLE..DUCK) TRAILHEAD local photo Turn onto Sol Duc Hot Springs Road - only choice. WATCH TRAFFIC. Stay on road until it ends and becomes a parking lot - past ranger station, resort and camping areas. Far end of parking lot is trailhead. Camping at hot springs campground and Fairholm. The Sol Duc Trail has two trailheads, but the shortest approach to Sol Duc Falls is from the end of the Sol Duc River Road, elevation 2,000 feet. The other approach is from the Sol Duc Campground (1,700 feet). The trail joins the Canyon Creek Trail and Sol Duc Falls at .7 miles. The Sol Duc Trail continues climbing to intersect the Appleton Pass trail at five miles (3,100 feet) and eventually reaches the High Divide at 8 1/2 miles, elevation 5,050 feet. Just before the trail approaches the falls, it passes the Canyon Creek shelter well worth a visit. A one-of-a-kind structure with a cupola, it's a good place to leave your pack on a wet day while you hike a bit farther to view the falls. Cross the bridge for better views. Hikers can continue on the Sol Duc Trail or explore the Canyon Creek Trail. It is just over three miles to upper Deer Lake at 3,500 feet and a junction with the Bogachiel River Trail. One end of loop is next to site 62 in Loop B of the Sol Duc Campground. The other end of the loop is a marked trailhead beside the Sol Duc Resort at the west end of the parking lot. By crossing the bridge at the falls and going a short distance further you reach the Lovers Lane trail, which will return you to the resort and campground area. Lovers Lane Loop 6 mi. RT. Easy to moderate. This trail extends a loop that begins just pass Sol Duc Falls. Elevation gain 250 feet/75 meters). If you wish to begin the loop with the Lovers Lane trail, start at the Mink Lake trailhead. Also review info about other trailheads at Milepost 219 below.



MILEPOST 219...... AURORA RIDGE TRAILHEAD local photo Turn onto Sol Duc Hot Springs Road - only choice. WATCH TRAFFIC. Stay on road for 3 miles to trailhead. Camping at hot springs campground and Fairholm. Ranger station further down road near hot springs resort. Also, review info about Sol Duc Trailhead above.



MILEPOST 219...... NORTH FORK SOL DUC (SOLE..DUCK) TRAILHEAD local photo Turn onto Sol Duc Hot Springs Road - only choice. WATCH TRAFFIC. Stay on road for 7 miles to trailhead. Camping at hot springs campground (5 miles) and Fairholm. Ranger station further down road near hot springs resort. Also review info about Sol Duc Trailhead above.



MILEPOST 212......DANGEROUS MILE - LOTS OF ACCIDENTS HERE - BE CAREFUL AND CAMPGROUND HERE IS ALWAYS COLD AND DREARY.



MILEPOST 212......SNIDER



MILEPOST 203...... OZETTE (OH..ZET) TRAILHEAD - (see MILEPOST 242) local photo Turn onto highway 113 (only choice). Highway 113 is only about 8 miles long and blends into Highway 112 (look at map) 8 miles outside of CLALLAM (CLOU..LUM) BAY . Drive through CLALLAM BAY (last chance for gas & supplies) and past turn off to Seiku (SEE..Q). Continue on Highway 112 until milepost xx (extremely tight and dangerous s-curve). Turn onto Hoko/Ozette (HOE..KOE) Road (only choice) and continue on this road for 21+ miles. Although a little curvy road is level and paved. End of road is parking lot next to Ozette Ranger station and the trailhead. Ranger station is frequently unmanned (out on rounds) so best to get bear cans and permit at WIC. Stop in at ranger station (if open) and get latest info. Ozette campground is .1 miles from ranger station and commercial campground (Lost Resort) is .5 miles from ranger station. Ozette campground usually full and Lost Resort is pricey but only choices. Lost Resort has laundry and showers for $5. BEST close by lodging can be found at VAN RIPER'S - SEKIU . NO GARBAGE CANS AT OZETTE. Parking cost is $1 per day.



MILEPOST 203...... SHI SHI (SHY..SHY) BEACH - (see MILEPOST 242) local photo At this date - 04/04/03 trailhead is open..Park and tribe are working on access issues. Check with MAKAH (MC CAW) MUSEUM at 360-645-2711 before your trip. Turn onto highway 113 (only choice). Highway 113 is only about 8 miles long and blends into Highway 112 (look at map) 8 miles outside of CLALLAM (CLOU..LUM) BAY . Continue on Highway 112 to end..driving through CLALLAM BAY and past turn off to Seiku (SEE..Q) and past turn off for Lake Ozette (OH..ZET). STAY TO CENTER OF ROAD.. Patches at edge of road caused by pavement repeatedly sinking because ..NO SUPPORT.. End of Highway 112 is beginning of main drag of Neah (KNEE..YAH) Bay. Continue on to end of town...turning left at last corner. Go 1-2 blocks...turn right and follow road out of town..toward tribal offices. Continuing on this road you will see a upcoming bridge on the left..turn onto road over bridge (marked FISH HATCHERY). At end of bridge you have two choices...take choice to Fish Hatchery - the left road...do not take road to right. WATCH THE SPEED BUMPS. In about 2 miles you will cross another bridge and start seeing the beautiful beaches of Neah Bay.

According to GREG JOHNSTON of the SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER ...."The new trail from the Makah Reservation into Olympic National Park's gorgeous Shi Shi Beach is complete and hosting hikers, although not officially open yet. ......The new trail also has a new trailhead near the tribal salmon hatchery on the Sooes River, reached via the now-paved Sooes Road. Overnight hikers must still pay a small fee to park on a nearby tribal member's property. All non-members parking on reservation lands for recreational purposes also must buy a tribal recreational parking permit for $7......The new trail is about the same length as the old one, some two miles, and includes a stretch of boardwalk through a boggy area and through some mature forest. The old route was a muddy two-mile slog on a gated logging road, officially closed in 1991 because of private property and liability concerns. In 1998, the tribe received a state grant of $167,110 to build the new trail.....Shi Shi (pronounced "shy-shy") is a two-mile-long, crescent-shaped beach on the north coast, bounded on the south by the beautiful rock headland called Point of Arches."

These are directions to old and new trailhead......After about 6 miles on this road (from original bridge) you will climb a slight hill ending in a curve with another sign for the fish hatchery and a blue road blocking gate... The blue gate is the old trailhead.. continue past the curve and within a mile you will encounter a parking lot on the right (right before the hatchery gates)...this is the new trailhead...both are about 2 mile walk to Shi Shi beach. If on the new trailhead you will encounter a choice between going left or right - go right..may be marked better later. 1/4 mile before the old trailhead..you will see trailer with white fence and cars parked in yard. This is $5 a day parking area Tillie has created. Shi Shi Beach is a sacred beach to the Makah Tribe. Until the Park and the tribe come to an understanding..you will be hiking on private property and onto a sacred beach. Show respect by either parking at Tillie's or by bringing a token gift of respect.




MILEPOST 203...... FREE CAMPGROUND - TUMBLING RAPIDS spacer FREE...right on Sol Duc River...hardly ever full...minimart and turn off to Ozette/Shi Shi (SHY..SHY) is .1 miles away..very scenic...pavilion for dry camping.



MILEPOST 202......EAGLE POINT INN local photo



MILEPOST 200-199...... BEAVER



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