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Fall Activities Perfect for Kids Day Trips

Hit the trails around Seabrook for a leisure hike and an easy way to connect with nature.

From the popular Gnome Trail that connects to Elk Creek and all the way down to the beach, to the trails in the green belt between the Farm District and Lily Walk neighborhoods, Seabrook has plenty of easy hiking for the leisure-hiker. Walk through windswept trees and old, mammoth cedar stumps reminiscent of the activity that characterized the Washington Coast in the early 20th century.

If you're feeling more adventurous, take a day trip and explore the rain forest in Olympic National Park. The easiest way to enter the Park is via the Lake Quinault area, where you can access a myriad of hikes full of waterfall views and lush greenery.

For further information on all the available hikes on the Olympic Peninsula, visit the Washington Trails Association website.  See the “Day Trips” section of our activities guide for more ideas and destinations.

Olympic National Park

Lake Quinault

Venture up to 123 miles from Seabrook via Highway 101 to experience the wonders of the national park!

10 Amazing Day Hikes in Olympic National Park
12 Top-Rated Hiking Trails in Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park Valley Trails

Olympic National Park Pet-Friendly Hikes

  • Spruce Railroad Trail (Olympic Discovery Trail)
  • Rialto Beach one-half mile north to Ellen Creek
  • All Kalaloch beaches (from Ruby Beach south to South Beach)
  • Peabody Creek Trail

Damon Point In Ocean Shores, WA

Ocean Shores, WA

Damon Point State Park Trail
~21 miles south of Seabrook

Griffiths-Priday Ocean State Park
15 minutes south of Seabrook

Weatherwax Trail
~18 miles south of Seabrook


Bottle Beach State Park

Aberdeen, WA

Bottle Beach State Park
~45 miles from Seabrook

East Aberdeen Waterfront Walkway
~30 miles from Seabrook


10 FACTS TO SHARE

  • Many years ago, pre-Seabrook land had been clear-cut three times, which created a poorly managed forest that was crowded, unhealthy, and lacked biodiversity. Even the staunchest environmentalists were supportive of the Seabrook approach and the plan to bring back native vegetation. Today, this walk-able, dense town is a healthy environmental model with sustainable parks, trails, and vegetation to last generations.
  • Seabrook’s name was derived from the multiple creeks and brooks that lead out to sea.
  • The Hoh River Trail is in the temperate Hoh Rain Forest that receives over 12 feet of rain per year, mostly during the months between October and April.
  • When hiking Hurricane Ridge in the summertime, you’ll see marmots, deer, and possibly mountain goats scaling adjacent ridges.
  • At the peak of Hurricane Hill, you can see forever – the Olympic Mountain range, Vancouver Island, and even Puget Sound.
  • The Enchanted Valley via East Fork Quinault River at Graves Creek Trailhead is a primitive, old-growth forest high above the Quinault River Valley.
  • Ozette Triangle Loop Trail combines the beauty of a forest hike and the openness of the rugged beachscape while revegetated from recent discoveries of human culture dating back 2,000 years.
  • Hiking Marymere Falls, along the shores of Lake Crescent, takes you through the old-growth forest to Marymere Falls themselves – 90 feet high plummeting from Falls Creek above.
  • Rialto Beach is a popular coast walk where you can saunter seemingly for miles and enjoy pebble-y sand, enormous driftwoods, tidal pools, sea-stack landforms, and seabirds.
  • There are 611 miles of trail in the Olympic National Park and 300 bird species!

Sources: Summaries of numerous corroborative websites.