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Port Angeles Waterfront Trail

Olympic Peninsula > Northern Coast
48.1200, -123.4295 Map & Directions
4.25 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
50 feet
Highest Point
10 feet
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  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Coast

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An easy, mostly paved hike along the saltwater, with plenty of chances to see wildlife. Continue reading

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Hiking Port Angeles Waterfront Trail

This (mostly) paved path from the waterfront at Port Angeles offers and easy, family friendly trip with the potential to see plenty of wildlife. 

Begin at the parking lot for Waterfront Park in Port Angeles. (The park area has a sandy beach and a viewing platform with lovely views.) The trail heads east, along the water. There are a few, short sections of gravel or dirt, but the past is almost entirely paved. The water is in view most of the way — it's fun to watch ships come and go. As you head east, you'll get farther from urban development. Watch for birds, including eagles, river otters and seals. You might even get lucky enough to see a whale. 

This trail continues on for miles in any direction. You can turn around at any point you wish. At about 3.25 miles, the trail bends to the south, away from the water, and travels through a lush green area. At 4.25 miles, it connects with another trail head on Strait View Drive, just off Highway 101. 

Hike Description Written by
Jessi Loerch, WTA Staff

Port Angeles Waterfront Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.1200, -123.4295 Open in Google Maps

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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

From the east: Head west on Highway 101 to Port Angeles. At the Y intersection, keep right onto E. Front Street. Turn right on N. Lincoln Street and, after two blocks, turn right into the parking lot for Waterfront Park. 

From the west: Head east on Highway 101 to Port Angeles. Follow 101 to the left (north) as it become N. Lincoln Street. Follow the street to the end and turn right into the parking lot.

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Olympic Peninsula > Northern Coast

City of Port Angeles

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