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Foulweather Bluff Preserve Trail

Olympic Peninsula

Location

Olympic Peninsula -- Kitsap Peninsula
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Length

1.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 20 ft.
Highest Point: 20 ft.

Rating

4.50 out of 5

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 
 

This quick hike leads to a lovely wide sandy beach at the mouth of a marshy wetland. The trail winds through Douglas-fir, cedar, hemlock and alder along a broad wetland meadow. Be on the lookout for shorebirds and waterfowl as you hike.

At the beach you'll find a profusion of russet hued Pacific madrone adorning a sheer bluff. Look for shells and crabs along the shoreline and enjoy a broad view of the Olympic Mountains to the west.

Parking can be tricky on busy days. You will have to park on the widened shoulder at the trail head. The trailhead itself isn't well marked so look for a gap in the trees just north of the wetland on the west side of the road.

This area is a nature preserve. Dogs and fires are not allowed. 

 

Foulweather Bluff Preserve Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.9255, -122.6008 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula -- Kitsap Peninsula

Nature Conservancy

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Guidebooks & Maps

Best Hikes With Kids: Western Washington and the Cascades. By Joan Burton and Ira Spring. Published by The Mountaineers.

Getting There

The trailhead is located approximately 2.8 miles from Hansville (on the north end of the Kitsap Peninsula) on the west side of Twin Spits Road. Look for a wide spot in the road, with room for about 7-10 cars. The start of the trail is marked with a "No Dogs" sign.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 

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