3/11/2018  7:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Dungeness Rec Area

5.5 mile hike to the lighthouse, but you can turn around part way-- we generally make the 11 mile round trip in about 5 hours with a stop to eat at the lighthouse. This narrow strip of land just east of Port Angeles in the Strait of Juan de Fuca is a gorgeous place to explore miles upon miles of sandy beach, spy shorebirds wheeling, and even get a little shot of greenery at the beginning and end of your trip.

Beginning at the large paved parking area, look for the large informational kiosk where you can pay your entrance fee. Once youíve done that, head into the cool forest.

Overhead, the forest canopy is lush green, with mosses and leaves working together to protect you from direct sunlight as you descend to the shore. Make your way past knee-high salal and other understory, keeping one eye on the thick greenery above your head. The way is somewhat steep, as it loses 130 feet in less than half a mile, but once you arrive at the beach, itís a delightful flat walk all the way to the lighthouse five miles from where you stand. If you arrive at the lighthouse during visiting hours, there is a small museum and a public restroom. The facility also has picnic tables, running water to refill your water bottles, and a garbage can for disposing of collected beach debris.


GPS Route Details
Start Coordinates: 48.1414125860, -123.1906627771
Total distance: 10.70 Miles
Max Elevation: 213.35 Feet
Vertical Gain: 508.17 Feet
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