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Sekiu is centrally located for many excellent hiking opportunities. These hikes are relatively short and are on easy-to-follow trails which make them ideal for the entire family. They guide you to some of our area's most beautiful scenery. We can answer many questions you may have regarding nearby trails and have publications and maps available at our resort. Here are some hikes that make a perfect day trip from our resort.

Cape Flattery   More Info
The most Northwest point in the continental United States. The view is a must see! Drive 16 miles west to Neah Bay and continue 8 more miles to the trailhead. A new trail and observation decks were completed in 1997, which offer a gorgeous view of Tatoosh Island and the opening to the Strait of Juan de Fuca as well as large sea caves. This is an easy 25-minute (each way) hike.

Lake Ozette to Coast   More Info
Two trails to the coast begin at Lake Ozette, located 25 miles southwest of Sekiu. These are both mostly flat with wood plank walkways. The Sand Point trail is 3.0 miles each way, requiring 3-5 hours. The trail to Cape Alava is 3.3 miles each way requiring 4-6 hours. You may also hike the triangle which combines these two trails and a 3 mile beach walk. To complete the triangle, the tide must be low.

Hall of Mosses Nature Trail & Spruce Nature Trail
A one-hour drive from Van Riper's, located in the Hoh Rain Forest. The Hall of Mosses is an 8-tenths of a mile loop trail highlighting the moss-draped trees. The Spruce trail is a 1.3 mile loop. It showcases the old-growth rainforest and briefly follows the Hoh River.

Sol Duc Falls   More Info
One of the most photographed scenes on the Peninsula. Located in the Olympic National Park, it is only a one-hour drive from Sekiu. This is a 1.5 mile (round trip) out-and-back hike which is very easy.

Marymere Falls
On beautiful Lake Crescent, only a 45 minute drive, you can hike to a 90 foot falls. The hike is 1.8 miles round trip which takes about one hour. The trailhead is located at the ranger station on the lake.

These are only a few of the shorter hikes in our area. We'll be glad to provide you with any additional information on these and many more, most of them longer.

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