South Coast Route - Olympic Wilderness
Ecosystem type: Coastal forest and ccean beach
Permits/Reservations: Obtain permits in person at the WIC in Port Angeles . Permits are currently not limited and reservations are not available. However, many camps are very busy and can fill in summer.
Leave No Trace: Leave No Trace of your stay to protect vegetation and prevent further camping regulations. Camp in established sites or on sand to prevent damage to vegetation.
SafetyWhen traveling along the coast, know the tides. Bring a topographic map and a tide chart to plan your route.
Be prepared to hike over some headland trails during high tides. Some headlands cannot be rounded during the lowest of tides. Some headlands require a low tide to round. When camping on the beach, camp above the high tide water line.