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Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Sequim, WA

The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is home to over 250 species of...

The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is home to over 250 species of endangered birds, fish and mammals.

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Stunning hike

We've been here many times, in every season. It is a magical place. The spit is entirely protected, with road access bringing you within a mile. A quiet forest trail opens up to... read more

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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We've been here many times, in every season. It is a magical place. The spit is entirely protected, with road access bringing you within a mile. A quiet forest trail opens up to views of the spit, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and (on a clear day) the coastal mounains in Canada. You can walk ten miles roundtrip to... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Worth a stop if you have time. We parked at one of the first little parking areas we came to which was a mistake since we then had to walk the bluff trail before we got to the main parking area with restrooms and the downhill trail to the beach. The beach is very pretty and peaceful. We could see... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is one of those "must see" places on the Olympic Peninsula. Located on the outskirts of Sequim, the refuge has beautiful trails through the woods and along the coast, with spectacular views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Olympic Mountains, Vancouver Island and Mt. Baker. For the more adventurous, hike the entire 11 miles (round trip) on... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Pick a low tide and walk to the lighthouse, 5.5 miles on sand each way, or just part way, or sit and watch the shipping traffic and sub hunting planes.

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Independence, Oregon, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful views, great trails, nice campground, and - of course - wildlife. What more could you ask for? If you'd like a mini-version that's a bit handier, look for Ediz Hook in Port Angeles.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We went to Dungeness Spit on the way from Port Townsend to Port Angeles. It was a little hard to find, but well worth it. There is a very nice nature hike that leads to the Spit, about a mile or less. The Spit itself is 5 miles out to the Lighthouse, we only walked on it for awhile and... More 

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West Jordan, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

A good hike but that is about it. Got my exercise and some nice views. No wildlife and very few birds. Mainly just a hike.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Helpful and knowledgeable personnel and so many options to choose from. We chose the .5 trail down to the Dungeness Spit and are so happy we did. It is a totally different perspective from higher views.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I am familiar with Dungeness in the UK as it isn't too far from where we live. I was curious to see what this version is like and it couldn't be more different. It has a wildness that isn't diminished by the number of people visiting. The views along the beach are splendid and we were lucky enough to pick... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

From the parking area, a short walk through the forest brings you to the beach area of Dungeness Spit, a long peninsular type which projects outwards a mile or more into the Straits of Juan de Fuxa. The views here are fantastic in many directions, and the spit is walkable all the way to its tip. Along the way you... More 

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