Olympic Coast

Olympic National Park: Olympic Coast

Navigate the rugged coastal rocks, explore tide-pools brimming with life, and learn about this area’s rich indigenous history on the Olympic Coast. The hike along the coastline keeps it interesting, whether you’re zig-zagging overland or scrambling around a head at low tide. Olympic National Park offers a wide variety of plant and animal life, including the starfish, seals, and seabirds that make their homes in and along the Pacific Ocean. Embrace the thrill of exploration and discovery on this four-night adventure on the Olympic Coast.

We provide all needed gear, including boots and clothing if notified 4 weeks ahead of time. Food from lunch on the first day to lunch on the last day is provided. Transportation is provided from the meet location in Edgewood.

Middle School

High School


Coastline – Tidepools – Wildlife – History

Difficulty Level

Intermediate: Moderate elevation gain and loss, 9-17 miles over three days, some scrambling over wet, slippery rocks, rope-assisted ascending trails, uneven and steep trail.


Five days

2023 Schedule:

July 24-28: Middle School
August 7-August 11: High School

Price: $800 per person

Includes gear rental, food, transportation, and all entrance fees, permits, and passes.

Our mission is to make outdoor recreation accessible to all. If you cannot afford the total trip cost right now, send us a brief message to request a trip discount form.

    Trip Details

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    • Day 1: Gear up day
      • Meet at Sahale Outdoors
      • Gear fitting, classroom, and orientation
    • Day 2: Backpack 6.5 miles to camp 
    • Day 3: Hike 4 miles to camp
    • Day 4: Backpack 6.5 miles back ending trailhead

    Learning Goals

    • Leave no trace
    • Gear management
    • Plant and wildlife identification
    • Basic backpacking skills such as cooking, campfires, filtering water, first-aid
    • Map reading
    • Local geography
    • Cultural history


    • Meet Location: Edgewood, WA
    • Meet Time: 9 AM
    • Pick-up Location: Edgewood, WA
    • Pick-up Time: Approximately 4-6 PM, guides will reach out to guardians to communicate ETA

    Gear Provided

    • Tent
    • Backcountry sleeping pad
    • Multi-day backpack
    • Sleeping bag
    • All meals from lunch the first day through lunch on the last day
    • All entrance fees, permits and passes 
    • First-aid kit and satellite phone
    • Group kitchen and food service gear
    • Water bottles

    Indigenous Land


    “Kwati was the changer and he liked to change things to make things better in this world for the people and as well for the animals that lived in this world also. When he got here, there were no people here but he saw two big timber wolves and the timber wolves are known to travel in pairs and they mate for life. He transformed these two wolves into the Quileute people. So this is the history of my people.

    Chris E. Morganroth, III, Quileute Tribal Elder

    The Quileute tribe has occupied the Pacific Coast, through the rainforest, rivers, and up to Mt. Olympus since time immemorial. They are not known to be related to any other people group, and are unrelated to the neighboring tribes. Oriented to the ocean, they fished and hunted sea mammals, including whales, and were reputedly recognized as the best sealers on the coast. Their red cedar canoes were engineering masterworks ranging in size from two-person sport models to 58-foot ocean going freight canoes capable of hauling three tons.

    With native languages around the world disappearing at an alarming rate, the preservation of the unique Quileute language, one of the few languages not known to be related to any other tongue, has been an important mission for the Quileute Nation.

    The Quileute people ask visitors recreating on their land to obey tribal rules and regulations, respect the privacy of residential communities, ask permission before taking photos of people, events, or activities, avoid picking up or removing artifacts or natural objects, and to not enter burial grounds and religious ceremonies, which are sacred.

    ~ This information was found on QuileuteNation.org.

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