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Dungeness Spit

Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge provides a great place to check out waterfowl and seabirds on the coast.
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Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 11.7 miles
Duration: Unknown
Family Friendly

Overview :  First things first: this is an epically long hike on sand. It doesn't appear to be so bad from the start, but the spit is deceptively ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Fee Station

A couple dollars saves you from the chance of a $100+ ticket...

2. Park Office and Museum

3. Open Beach

For the first 0.25 mile, both sides of the spit are open to travel. There is a large vertical telephone pole at the 0.25 mile mark - after which the inner side of the spit (that facing the bay, not the open ocean) is closed to travel to protect nesting areas.

4. Huge Driftwood

Some of the logs washed up on the beach here are enormous. This one was buried several feet deep, but other large logs are precariously balanced at the back of the beach.

5. Cairns

Lots of small rock cairns. Everywhere.

6. More Cairns

Someone had dedication to hike out this far to build cairns on a trail that doesn't have any navigation difficulties.

7. End of Dungeness Spit