Getting with nature and hiking the fresh outdoors in springtime is something amazing. Here in Washington State, and Seabrook in particular, hiking is an experience like none other – shimmering sunrays, lush vegetation, budding flowers, green grass, fresh pathways, and a hint of summertime warmth. Whatever draws you to the open air, you’ll find “it” walking and hiking here.
Elk Creek Trail
Old Logging Trail/Mountain Bike Loop
Seabrook town map with trails highlighted yellow
Olympic National Park (up to 123 miles from Seabrook via Hwy 101)
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
Ocean Shores, WA
Damon Point State Park Trail
~21 miles south of Seabrook
Griffiths-Priday Ocean State Park
15 minutes south of Seabrook
~18 miles south of Seabrook
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.