This area is east of Port Townsend and this puts it in the rain shadow. On a clear day this hike in the state park offers great views of Port Townsend, Olympics, and Whidbey Island. You can hike the beach for part of it (make sure low tide) and back via the bluff.
|Start of hike on the beach with view towards Port Townsend and Fort Warden|
|Pile of rocks need to hike over - just before Marrowstone Point, better to do at low tide|
|At Point Marrowstone Point, former small beacon (called lighthouse by some) buildings now used by USGS|
|View from the bluff towards Whidbey Island|
Trail Stats: For the exact mileage there is some disagreement. Best estimate is about 6 miles roundtrip, others say close to 5 miles. We started hike on north beach (near camp sites 97 through 116). Hike towards the east on the beach go about 1.5 miles to Marrowstone Point. There have been some recent slides from the cliff above so best to hike this at low tide. You will pass some buildings (former light beacon-or lighthouse ) at the Point and you will find a paved road. Walk up the paved road and then at the top of the hill you will find a road)and hike west. This road will become a dirt road and you will pass some historic "Batteries." Eventfully you will hook up to the Bluff Trail (marked "trail A") which will take you back to the starting point. Park information.
|Start beach hike at northwest corner and head east|
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