Olympic Peninsula: Miller Peninsula State Park, Manzanita Trail

Olympic Peninsula
December 14, 2017 10:00AM


Meet at Fat Smitty’s at 10:00 am.  This hike will explore the newly constructed Manzanita trail and will be approximately 6 miles round trip.  Since the plants
will be dormant we will work on winter twig identification. 

The Miller Peninsula State Park includes over 2,800 acres and is one of the newest state parks in Washington.  It includes 3 miles of shoreline on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Discovery Bay. The Manzanita Trail was constructed in March of 2017 as a collaboration between Washington’s State Parks, Dungeness River Audubon Center, Forest Service, and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe.  Most of the labor was done by Sequim youth as a service project. Maps of the state park trail system and a plant list will be provided on request. Contact or 360 385-6432 for signup, carpooling and/or further information.

Featured Events

2018 Study Weekend
Rainbows of Wildflowers

May 4-6, 2018

The Suksdorfia and South Sound Chapters are preparing an amazing Study Weekend event in the Klickitat County area of Washington, including the Columbia Gorge and the heart of the Cascades Mountains.  25 hikes, 2 Key Note speakers and workshops including how to use the new Plant List Database, and more will be a part of this year’s event. Photo by Don Hardin. View updates on registration.

2018 Workshop:
Knowing Your Grasses

June 27, 28, 29, 2018;
Wed & Thur 9-5PM; Fri 9-1PM

University of Washington - Hitchcock Hall, Seattle

"Knowing Your Grasses" is critical to many fields of science and practice, including wetland identification and delineation, ecosystem restoration, erosion control, and interpretation of natural history. Beautiful and diverse, grasses are globally important in many ways. WNPS proudly partners with  the UW Herbarium at the Burke Museum to offer this grass identification workshop.  
Photo:  Arrhenatherum elatius by Fred Weinmann