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Hike to Point Wilson

Port Townsend, Washington

5.0/5
based on 1 reviews

Details

Distance

2.5 miles

Elevation Gain

0 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by The Outbound Collective

The Point Wilson Trail is a perfect hike for families and those of all skill levels.

This trail offers amazing views of Mt. Baker, Vancouver Island, the San Juan Islands, and the Cascade Mountains. The Point Wilson trail is located in Fort Worden State Park on the Olympic Peninsula, along the Strait of Juan De Fuca. The trail is 2.5 miles round trip, and is accessible regardless of the tide. The picnic tables at the lighthouse make for a perfect lunch spot. 

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Features

Chillin
Photography
Running
Yoga
Hiking
Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Groups
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildlife

Reviews

This is a beautiful spot with great water access and the historic Point Wilson Lighthouse, which is really cool! The Point Wilson Lighthouse is located right at the entrance to the Puget Sound at Admiralty Inlet at the tip of Fort Worden State Park. It is a vital navigational aid for ships coming and going in the area. The original lighthouse was built in 1879 and sat atop the lightkeeper’s house. The current lighthouse and fog signal building were both constructed in 1913. It is one of 19 U.S. lighthouses still standing along the Puget Sound.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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