Hike to Guillemont Cove Stump House

Washington Guillemot Cove Trail

Added by Rose Freeman

This hike provides Olympic Mountain views an opportunity to explore a beach on Hood Canal , and a house built in a stump!

Have you ever been inside a stump house? This is your chance! Just outside of Seabeck, Washington lies a hobbit stump house tucked into a mossy forest on the shores of Guillemont Cove. Drive to Seabeck, turn right onto Miami Beach Road, bear left onto Stavis Bay road and continue for 4.5 miles. The trailhead is on the left hand side of the road. Hike down to the cove on a wide dirt trail and listen to the wildlife of the forest. Once you reach the meadow, turn right to explore the beach and see views of the Olympic Mountains. Or, turn left at the meadow and continue past the abandoned barn to see the stump house. Explorers of all ages will love this adventure!

Pack List

• Ten essentials: (http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html)

• Day pack

• Hiking boots

• Extra clothing layers (waterproof shell, fleece)

• Headlamp

• Camera!

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Hiking, Photography

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Year Round

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2.5 Miles



Dog Friendly

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6 months ago

A quickie hike.

A good quickie hike. The stump house was a little disappointing, was expecting it to be bigger.This is a good one to do after work on the way home for some evening exercise or to take the dog on a walk.

6 months ago

8 months ago

Fun Stump

This was a fun little adventure! Nice forest, easy hike, great payoff at the end :)

8 months ago

10 months ago

Beautiful mossy hike

The stump is a fun reward at the end but what was more impressive to us was the magnificent moss covering and draping the forest. This was a great afternoon family hike.

10 months ago

over 1 year ago

I love that stump! When do we move in?

over 1 year ago

Added by Rose Freeman

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