7.11.21: The Makah Reservation at Neah Bay is still closed to non-residents until further notice. The includes the hike to Cape Flattery and the Shi Shi Beach trailhead. Highway 112 is fully open after winter landslides have been repaired. Use caution as some portions of the highway have gravel surfaces.
Once walking paths and wagon trails, these 61 miles of meandering north Olympic Peninsula coast highway offer vistas beyond belief along with water recreation, world-class fishing and connections to some of the most scenic hiking, kayaking and coastline imaginable.
Take a day or three to travel the year-round route along rugged cliffs and thick forests. Numerous pull-offs offer so much more than a chance to stretch your legs. Watch for whales and bald eagles, stop in a bygone general store, discover quaint fishing villages and take in the jaw-dropping water views. Allow some extra time to hike to a remote beach that will dazzle and inspire. Or plan to attend an annual community sale that literally stretches the length of the highway.
Awaiting you at the end of the road? A tribal museum rich in native culture, the expansive Pacific Ocean, vibrant beaches and the northernmost tip of the continental United States.