“Enjoy this short route down to the beach as it leads past a few park highlights.”
— Mikhaila Redovian
Features: Birding — Views — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs
This route is too short for a real run, but it does provide access to a beach, as well as a series of other trails.
Though short in length, this trail features some of the parks highlights, and your group is sure to make many memories running down this trail.
The route follows the fading trace of an old skid road, and is wide enough to navigate with multiple people abreast. The trail does make a rather steep descent to the beach, but even so, try to slow down to take in your surroundings. In season, huckleberries can make for a memorable snack, and the shade of the alders above will be perfect during the summer.
Once you reach the beach, take your time to admire the views of the ocean.
Flora & Fauna
Runners in this area will appreciate the opportunity to observe banana slugs, nibble huckleberries, and wonder at large alders on the way down to the beach. However, the real highlights might be waiting for you. Enormous Roosevelt elk frequent the beach, and you're likely to see them here. Additionally, many coastal birds call the beach home.