Hike to Guillemont Cove Stump House

Guillemot Cove Trail, Seabeck, Washington, United States

  • Activities:

    Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    2.5 Miles

Beach
Dog Friendly
Forest
Scenic

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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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.

1 day ago
1 day ago

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.

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

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.

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

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

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

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.

about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago

I love that stump! When do we move in?

about 3 years ago
about 3 years ago

Are we missing something? Suggest an edit

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