Backpacking along the Olympic Peninsula’s Pacific coast is wonderfully primordial and remote. With few access points, and each located far away, the land is rugged and little traveled. Other than the requirement to get a permit in advance to be in the area, there are few restrictions to your movement and you can camp wherever feels good.

The journey offers wide open beaches, sea and land and air life, huge forests, silhouetted sea stacks, massive driftwood, contemplative sunsets, gnarly steep rope ladders, and a fun sense of adventure away from the cars and campgrounds.

Olympic National Park Peninsula Third Beach backpacking

Olympic National Park Peninsula Third Beach backpacking

Olympic National Park Peninsula Third Beach backpacking camp site

Third Beach backpacking camp site

Olympic National Park Peninsula Third Beach hikers watching scenery and Pacific Ocean waves

Watching scenery and Pacific Ocean waves

Olympic National Park Peninsula Third Beach hikers by Pacific Ocean waves with sandpiper birds

By Pacific Ocean waves with sandpiper birds

Olympic National Park Peninsula Scott's Bluff area sea stacks hikers

Enjoying the sea stacks near Scott’s Bluff

Olympic National Park Peninsula Scott's Bluff steep rope ladders backpacking

Scott’s Bluff steep rope ladders

Olympic National Park Peninsula beach panorama between Scotts Bluff and Strawberry Point

Panorama between Scott’s Bluff and Strawberry Point

Olympic National Park Peninsula beach rocks intertidal life sea stacks

Beach rocks covered with intertidal life, and sea stacks further beyond

Olympic National Park Peninsula Toleak Point sea stack

Toleak Point sea stack

Olympic National Park Peninsula Toleak Point sea cave

Toleak Point sea cave (hidden and accessible at low tide)

Olympic National Park Peninsula Toleak Point beach sea stacks

Toleak Point beach and sea stacks

Olympic National Park Peninsula Toleak Point beach sea stacks hikers

Toleak Point beach

Olympic National Park Peninsula headlands steep rope ladders backpackers

Climbing the muddy steep rope ladders up over headlands along the coast

Olympic National Park Peninsula Scott's Bluff area sea stacks hikers

Sea stacks near Scott’s Bluff