Giants Graveyard Olympic National Park
View fullsize Sea otter near Alexander Island. View fullsize Pigeon guillemot at Alexander Island. Distant views of Giants Graveyard offer a striking backdrop to the south. View fullsize Pigeon guillemots at Quileute Needles.
The Giants’ Graveyard
Notices: As of Mayall food, garbage, and scented items must be stored—overnight and when unattended—in park-approved Bear Canisters along the entire Olympic National Park Wilderness Coast. Buckets or other hard-sided containers are no longer permitted.
Pets, use of weapons, and wheeled devices are prohibited on coastal beaches and trails. Wilderness Camping Permits are required for all overnight hikes. There are several points at the south end of this route that require a very low tide to pass. See Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt trail guide below and a topographical map for details. Ecosystem type: Coastal forest and ccean beach Trail tread types: Maintained General elevation trend: Flat with steep overland trails and ladders.
River crossings: Goodman and Mosquito Creeks can be difficult or impossible to ford during periods of heavy rain or high tides.
Falls Creek can be from ankle to waist deep, Goodman Creek should be forded at low tide and Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt be from knee deep to feet deep and is often unfordable in winter or during heavy rains. Mosquito Creek should be forded at low tide and is usually knee to waist deep if crossed where it meets with the surf.
Unique features: Ocean views, sea stacks, opportunities to view bald eagles and seals. From Third Beach to just south of Toleak Point are beautiful sand beaches. Bird life is common on sea stacks. Overland trails aid hikers in navigating sections of the coast that are not feasible or safe to hike at shore level.
Certain sections of coastal routes are also only Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt at mid-to-low tides; these sections should be identified and planned out prior to a trip.
Be advised that during certain tidal cycles the Diamond Rock tidal restrictions approximately 1. Driftwood logs often have to be negotiated in order to reach the sand. Distant views of Giants Graveyard offer a striking backdrop to the south. Neither Teawhit Head or Taylor Point can be rounded at shore level. A privy is located up a short side trail on the south side of the creek.
Erosion of the coastal bluff has pushed debris down onto the beach and can be a barrier that must be negotiated during high tides. Taylor Point is impassable at sea level and must be bypassed via an overland trail. The overland trail takes off from the southern end of Third Beach and uses a series of low angle ladders and ropes to aid hikers up the slippery slope. The trail remains in the forest for the next 1. Traverse the pebbly beach to Scott’s Bluff, where another short rope assisted overland trail goes up and around the small rocky point to Scott Creek.
Three small campsites are situated above the beach amongst the driftwood logs. No privy is currently available at Scott Creek and finding a suitable area to dig a cat hole in this area can be difficult. A tidal restriction is located south of Scott Creek and is passable with a tidal level of 4′ or lower and extends around the arching beach leading to Strawberry Point.
Giants Giants Graveyard Olympic National Park, a large collection of sea stacks and islands, is situated just offshore and provides excellent habitat for resident seals and coastal seabirds. A prominent campsite resides at Strawberry Point and from this point on extending all the way around Toleak Point many well-established social trails and campsites are found situated amongst the forests edge just in from the beach.
A privy is located in the forest on the north side…
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The trail remains in the forest for the next 1. This one would prove otherwise, although we would have to earn it. Ecosystem type: Coastal forest and ocean beach Trail tread types: Well-maintained General elevation trend: Flat River crossings: None Unique features: Ocean views, sea stacks, excellent opportunities to view bald eagles and seals. The line at the Quinault ranger station to get a backcountry camping permit was over an hour long.