Make Van Riper's Resort
your hiking headquarters.
Sekiu is centrally located for many excellent hiking
opportunities. These hikes are relatively short and are on easy-to-follow
trails which make them ideal for the entire family. They guide you to
some of our area's most beautiful scenery. We can answer many questions
you may have regarding nearby trails and have publications and maps available
at our resort. Here are some hikes that make a perfect day trip from our
The most Northwest point in the continental United States. The view is
a must see! Drive 16 miles west to Neah Bay and continue 8 more miles
to the trailhead. A new trail and observation decks were completed in
1997, which offer a gorgeous view of Tatoosh Island and the opening to
the Strait of Juan de Fuca as well as large sea caves. This is an easy
25-minute (each way) hike.
Lake Ozette to Coast
Two trails to the coast begin at Lake Ozette, located 25 miles southwest
of Sekiu. These are both mostly flat with wood plank walkways. The Sand
Point trail is 3.0 miles each way, requiring 3-5 hours. The trail to Cape
Alava is 3.3 miles each way requiring 4-6 hours. You may also hike the
triangle which combines these two trails and a 3 mile beach
walk. To complete the triangle, the tide must be low.
Hall of Mosses Nature Trail & Spruce Nature Trail
A one-hour drive from Van Riper's, located in the Hoh Rain Forest. The
Hall of Mosses is an 8-tenths of a mile loop trail highlighting the moss-draped
trees. The Spruce trail is a 1.3 mile loop. It showcases the old-growth
rainforest and briefly follows the Hoh River.
Sol Duc Falls
One of the most photographed scenes on the Peninsula. Located in the Olympic
National Park, it is only a one-hour drive from Sekiu. This is a 1.5 mile
(round trip) out-and-back hike which is very easy.
On beautiful Lake Crescent, only a 45 minute drive, you can hike to a
90 foot falls. The hike is 1.8 miles round trip which takes about one
hour. The trailhead is located at the ranger station on the lake.
These are only a few of the shorter hikes in our area.
We'll be glad to provide you with any additional information on these
and many more, most of them longer.