Exploring the Ozette Coast is an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience! We start this adventure at the beautiful Ozette Lake. From here you will hike through an old-growth forests, viewing meadows and lush vegetation, all the way to the coast. At the beach you will be able to explore tide pools, see sea-stacks, and relax. This is a fabulous trip for photographers, as you may see sea otters, sea lions, and even whales.
For a detailed map with elevation profile of the tentative itinerary, click here: Map.
Day 1: Meet your guide at the Ozette Ranger Station at 12pm and sort out what to pack for the next few days of relaxing and exploring at the beach. We will Hike 3.25 leisure miles through a dense forest and lengthy boardwalks checking out the massive ferns and fungus along the way to camp at Sand Point campsite. Today’s Mileage/Elevation: 3.25 mi / insignificant′
Day 2: Today we hike the beach along the Olympic’s rugged shores, checking out ancient petroglyphs (near Wedding Rocks) and tide pools before setting up camp for the night at Cape Alava. There will be plenty of time for exploration throughout the day and also time for relaxing in a hammock or throwing a frisbee at camp. Today’s Mileage/Elevation: 3 mi / insignificant′
Day 3: On the final day of our adventure we wake up to the waves and leisurely pack up camp before hiking back through the enchanting rainforest to our departure point at the trailhead, where we will say goodbye for now. Today’s Mileage/Elevation: 3.2 mi / insignificant
In the trip cost we include backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, pads, trekking poles, and eating utensils at NO EXTRA COST as needed. Lastly, all profits from our guided trips go towards our non-profit youth summer camp program.
Note: All trips are subject to Lasting Adventures obtaining the necessary wilderness permits. Although our success rate is 98%, should we not obtain the exact trail-head, a trip of equal quality will be obtained. Should weather, fire, and/or delayed seasonal openings affect the chosen itinerary, a different itinerary will be offered. Lasting Adventures is recognized for its commitment to safety and risk management. In this regard, itineraries may be changed to mitigate risks.
*All trips are pending permit availability which we gain in mid-February. Please refrain from making travel arrangements until we have confirmed dates.
Multi-Day Adventures/Summer Camps Cancellation Policy
The following cancellation policy is only for trips booked directly through our official website, lastingadventures.com. If you have booked via a third-party website, such as The Clymb, TripAdvisor Experiences/Viator, or bookyogaretreats.com, the below policy does not apply, and you are held to the third-party’s cancellation policy.
Lasting Adventures runs traditional backpacking trips. Traditional backpacking is done without the use of porters, stock, or other assistance. You will be expected to carry all of your own personal gear and a share of the group gear and food in a backpack for the duration of this trip. This weight will typically be between 30-50 pounds and in no case more than ⅓ of your body weight.
As needed, it is recommended that participants discuss their ability to conduct a backpacking trip with their doctor, including (but not limited to) the ability to carry heavy loads over long distances and over strenuous and uneven terrain. Levels of difficulty listed on our web site are relative and in no way an objective declaration of difficulty, and a regular physical exercise program is recommended prior to going on your adventure. A subjective guide to difficulty levels can be found here: Difficulty Levels.
Although we are able to accommodate many specific dietary constraints and choices, we prepare foods in a facility with peanuts, gluten, soy, and other major allergens, and are not certified as an ‘allergen-free’ facility. We take steps to limit the risk of cross-contamination, but we cannot guarantee that foods we prepare will be fully free of major allergens.