Willapa National Wildlife Refuge - Long Island
Jun 15, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Willapa National Wildlife Refuge - Long Island
- Region: Olympics -- SW Washington
- Agency: Willapa National Wildlife Refuge
- Avg Rating: 2.75
- Hiking Companions
- Hiked with kids
- Why You Should Go Now
- Wildflowers blooming
- Be Aware Of
- No water source
The 5 3/4 mile distance is the round trip to the grove of ancient cedars. This is a great destination for kids, but much longer hikes are also available including trips to designated campgrounds. The huge cedars at the end of the trail definitely made this destination worthwhile.
This would be a great running trail. Also a great shoulder season or even mid-winter trail.
A flock of kayakers was leaving the mainland boat launch the same time we were. But other than them, we saw no body else the whole day and felt like we had the island to ourselves.
The only catch to this trail is that you need a canoe or other boat to get from the mainland to the island. But it's an easy five or ten minute paddle across the small strait. Do check the tide tables as the island landing will be muddy at low tides and the current could be strong during large tidal fluctuations.