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Foulweather Bluff Preserve Trail

Olympic Peninsula > Kitsap Peninsula
47.9255, -122.6008 Map & Directions
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
20 feet
Highest Point
20 feet
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Foulweather Bluff Preserve. Photo by Angelo Crouse. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Coast

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A short, level hike through second growth conifers to a wide beach and a brackish estuary. Continue reading

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Hiking Foulweather Bluff Preserve Trail

This quick hike leads to a lovely wide sandy beach at the mouth of a marshy wetland. The trail winds through Douglas-fir, cedar, hemlock and alder along a broad wetland meadow. Be on the lookout for shorebirds and waterfowl as you hike.

At the beach you'll find a profusion of russet hued Pacific madrone adorning a sheer bluff. Look for shells and crabs along the shoreline and enjoy a broad view of the Olympic Mountains to the west.

Parking can be tricky on busy days. You will have to park on the widened shoulder at the trail head. The trailhead itself isn't well marked so look for a gap in the trees just north of the wetland on the west side of the road.

This area is a nature preserve. Dogs and fires are not allowed. 

Foulweather Bluff Preserve Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.9255, -122.6008 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

The trailhead is located approximately 2.8 miles from Hansville (on the north end of the Kitsap Peninsula) on the west side of Twin Spits Road. Look for a wide spot in the road, with room for about 7-10 cars. The start of the trail is marked with a "No Dogs" sign.

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Olympic Peninsula > Kitsap Peninsula

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Guidebooks & Maps

Best Hikes With Kids: Western Washington and the Cascades. By Joan Burton and Ira Spring. Published by The Mountaineers.

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