Seattle, WA: Dungeness Wildlife Refuge

This 11-mile out-and-back hike heads up Dungeness Spit, a sandy coastal bar decorated with giant driftwood and the occasional deer, to an old lighthouse.
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This 11-mile out-and-back hike heads up Dungeness Spit, a sandy coastal bar decorated with giant driftwood and the occasional deer, to an old lighthouse.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 8.7

Waypoints

DWR001

Location: 48.1413154602051, -123.191184997559

Trailhead on E end of parking lot

DWR002

Location: 48.1414489746094, -123.190216064453

Turn L @ T; trail begins descent

DWR003

Location: 48.1456489562988, -123.186149597168

Turn L for scenic viewpoint of lighthouse

DWR004

Location: 48.1456336975098, -123.188049316406

Beach trail; turn R and head up sandbar; Strait of Juan de Fuca on L; Dungeness Harbor on R

DWR005

Location: 48.1553001403809, -123.177452087402

Tidal flats and eel grassbeds; the sandbar is very narrow here

DWR006

Location: 48.1741104125977, -123.149314880371

Graveyard spit on R; watch for massive waterfowl migration in spring and fall

DWR007

Location: 48.1767959594727, -123.132102966309

Good casting spot for salmon and steelhead

DWR008

Location: 48.1806259155273, -123.117042541504

Narrowest section of Dungeness Spit

DWR009

Location: 48.1817855834961, -123.107360839844

Dungeness Lighthouse; great spot for a romantic picnic or stormy photo ops; retrace steps to return to trailhead