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Penrose Point State Park

Olympic Peninsula > Kitsap Peninsula
47.2555, -122.7484 Map & Directions
Length
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
140 feet
Highest Point
140 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
Enjoy both forest and shoreline at Penrose Point State Park. Photo by Jessicacourter. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Old growth
  • Coast

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Found on the shores of Puget Sound is the marine and camping Penrose Point State Park. The park consists of 237 acres and nearly two miles of shoreline, including Mayo Cove and Carr Inlet. Continue reading

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Hiking Penrose Point State Park

Found on the shores of Puget Sound is the marine and camping Penrose Point State Park. The park consists of 237 acres and nearly two miles of shoreline, including Mayo Cove and Carr Inlet.

There are two and a half miles of hiking trails, as well as a self-guided interpretive trail named A Touch of Nature. This 0.2 mile trail was built by Eagle Scouts in 1982 and renovated in 1991 by another troop of Eagle Scouts. 

During low tide, clams and oysters can be found as well as crabs and starfish. Explore the forested trails to find red alder and cedar trees, Pacific madrone, ferns, trillium, big-leaf maple and huckleberries.  

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Penrose Point State Park

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 47.2555, -122.7484 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Tacoma, take WA-16 W over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to exit 302 West towards Purdy Key Center. Continue on Purdy Dr NW for about a mile then take a left onto WA-302 W and cross the Henderson Bay. Continue for about five miles and stay straight on Key Peninsula Hwy NW. After approximately 5 miles, take a left onto Cornwall Rd SW. Continue for approximately half a mile then take a right at Delano Rd SW and continue for about a mile. Take a left at 158th Ave SW and the entrance for Penrose State Park will be on the left.

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Olympic Peninsula > Kitsap Peninsula

Washington State Parks

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Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

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Penrose Point State Park

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