North Coast Route
Seattle, WA5.0 (2 reviews)
- Coastal Wilderness
- Marine Wildlife
- Amazing Camps
- Amazing Natural & Cultural History
- Pristine Beaches
- Towering Sea Stacks
- Lush Rainforests
Our North Coast Route backpacking trip in Olympic National Park offers an extremely unique opportunity to explore a dramatic coastal backcountry environment. It requires a flexible attitude and adventurous spirit and in return rewards guests with truly remarkable moments in stunning wilderness settings. We explore the edge of the United States on this rugged 4 day expedition through Washington’s coastal wilderness. We’ll hike past dramatic wave-carved rock spires, explore sea life in tidal pools, and traverse headlands at low tide.
This trip starts on the Makah Reservation in the furthest northwest corner of the continental US. We’ll weave our way through coastal forests until we reach the beach, and then traverse southward past ocean-carved arches, abundant sea-life, and rugged bluffs. These aren’t the sandy beaches of tropical dreams–these are the epic beaches of Washington. Driftwood fires will keep us warm at night, and we’ll let the tides dictate our schedule–sometimes we’ll scramble over boulders around the edge of a headland at low tide, other times we’ll take advantage of steep footpaths and ropes to climb up and over ridges in our way.
$1235 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Our difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, tours with a rating of 1 being least difficult, tours with a rating of 5 being most difficult
- Backpack Weight:
- 30-40 pounds
- Daily Hiking Distances:
- 3-6 miles
- Most Elevation Loss:
- 200 feet
- Most Elevation Gain:
- 200 feet
- Quality of Trails:
- Some maintained trails, beach travel, and off-trail hiking
- Parts of this trip are on well-maintained trails, and some rugged stretches are off-trail across rocky beaches and steep overland crossings with ropes.
- be active and healthy
- exercise vigorously several times per week
- be comfortable hiking, biking, running, or swimming for several hours without many breaks
- be capable of using upper body to maintain balance and assist in pulling up and/or down
SOLITUDE LEVEL 3
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Olympic National Park hike a solitude 3. You can expect hours of solitude at a time.
The most common way to reach Olympia is by flying into Seattle and renting a vehicle or shuttling to Olympia (approximately 1 hour). SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma) Airport is one of the most easily accessed destinations in the country. Many major cities in the United States and internationally offer direct flights into Seattle.
The shuttle to Olympia is provided by Capital Aeroporter and costs $30-$45 per person each way. Go to www.capair.com/olympia or call 800-962-3579 to make reservations.
Washington State does not charge sales tax on services, so there is no sales tax for this trip.
All trips in Olympic National Park have a 3% fee required by the National Park Service. This fee is applied when your reservation is made and is passed through directly to the national park.
There are no other taxes or fees associated with this trip. Feel free to give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) with any questions!
Traveling in perfect company is a wonderful thing! With our private trip offerings you can book a trip exclusively for your group. Whether it’s with family, friends or colleagues, private trips are a fun and enriching way to explore the outdoors.
Private trip pricing is based on a sliding scale, depending on the number of people in your party. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax and national park fees (where applicable) or guide gratuity. Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE to get the ball rolling!
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2
- 3 People: Rate x 1.3
- 4 People: Rate x 1.1
- 5+ People: Rate x 1
*all rates are per person