United States Mosquito Creek

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T. Kirkendall and V. Spring

About This Spot

Mosquito Creek is a beautiful sandy beach located along the wilderness coast of Olympic National Park. A huge, eroded headland marks the southern end of the beach, while the northern end has tide pools and a narrow archway through the rock. The downside to this location is the 6.1 difficult miles required to reach it. From the Oil City parking area, a trail heads west along the Hoh River. The final section is along the slippery tidelands. The route then rounds a drift log covered point and turns north to follow the beach to a rocky point which is passable only with a tide of 4 feet or less. At 2.6 miles, a 60 foot cable ladder helps hikers up the steep wall of Hoh Head. The final 3.5 miles are spent traversing a coastal forest while avoiding bottomless mud holes.

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