Before hiking you should know...
- Even on short hikes, be prepared for changing weather. Carry food, water, hat, gloves, layers of warm clothing and a raincoat. Please use Leave No Trace techniques to help preserve the wilderness. Stay on trails to avoid trampling vegetation and use pit toilets where available, or use the cathole method and pack out toilet paper.
- Pets are not allowed on park trails or beaches except on leash (up to 6-foot) from Rialto Beach to Ellen Creek (0.5 mile north), on Kalaloch beaches, and Spruce Railroad, Madison Falls and Peabody Creek Trails. This helps protect you, your pet and wildlife. Leashed pets are allowed in campgrounds, parking areas and on roads. Pet rules differ on neighboring national forest and state lands.
- Pack out everything you pack in (including food waste and garbage).