Hike to Guillemont Cove Stump House

Guillemot Cove Trail

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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RT Distance 2.5 Miles
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Beach
Dog Friendly
Forest
Scenic

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Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve;” KITSAP County Parks, WA.

Happy Earth 🌏 Day-moving into this old and intriguing “Stump House 🏡 🌲 !” Love ❤️ this gnome-like setting. “The Stump House Trail” is a cedar stump house, once a domicile to a desperado during the Depression, circa 1930’s. Very cool 😎👊🏼 See trail Map 🗺 👉🏼 “Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve;” KITSAP County Parks, WA. Distance: 4 miles of trails (~), 5 miles if you add the access road & plateau. Elevation Gain:350’ High Point: 350’ Difficulty: Moderate Fitness: Hikers Family-Friendly: Some trails are a little steep, but otherwise a very kid friendly park. Dog-Friendly: Dogs 🐶 prohibited 🚫. GPS:N47 36.955 W122 54.519

Tree stump house

Great hike! There was a group of us and we had four kids with us. The kids loved the tree stump. We also went to the beach and that was nice too. A little hard for the kids with the incline back up but if anything it tired them out. :) overall it was a fun hike.

Well worth it if you happen to be in the area

Very easy walk (not much of a hike) and I found it better to follow the dirt road that runs parallel to the trail through the woods. It took me about 20 minutes to get to the stump house and coming back was maybe a ~300 foot elevation gain back up the hill. All in all, good payoff with very little effort. Recommended.


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