Erickson's Bay Primitive Trail


Ecosystem Type: Coastal forest
Trail Tread Types: Primitive
General Elevation Trend: flat
Unique Features:

Trail Information

Backcountry Permits: Required for overnight trips - Obtain at Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles.
Camping: Please camp only in established camps or on bare ground to prevent vegetation damage.
Level of Difficulty: moderate
Distance: 2.0 miles
Best Season: all year
Connecting Trails: Sand Point Trail, Cape Alava Trail, Cape Alava to Sand Point Travelway

Stock: Closed to stock

Special Concerns

Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect park resources and to prevent further camping regulations. Camp in pre-existing bare ground sites or on the sand above the high tide line.

Fires: Fires are not allowed between Wedding Rocks and Yellow Banks.

Wildlife Precautions: Food, garbage and scented items must be stored in a hard- sided container like a bear canister on the entire Olympic Coast. Containers may be borrowed from the WIC.

Safety: Boardwalk trails are very slippery when wet. Headland trails, marked by orange and black targets, bypass areas that are impassable due to terrain or high tides. Some trails require climbing rope ladders which can be hazardous. Be wary of loose rocks that can fall from above. Rocks and logs can be slippery and can tip or roll. Always hike with a tide chart.

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