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Fort Worden State Park

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Fort Worden is a fort built before WWI and updated for both world wars. This is the largest of all of the coastal defense in Washington. It is also the most intact fort, with over a hundred buildings on the property. The fort was home to over 1,000 people during the peek of its operation. The forts guns were scrapped during WWII, like all of the different forts guns. The fort was closed in 1953.

When exploring the fort you can find many bunkers, searchlights, FC Stations, a coastal defense museum, a marine science center, camping, and much, much more! For more information, visit the park's website.

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Fort Worden Historic Bunker

2.5 mi 4.1 km 268' Up 81.55 m Up 267' Down 81.51 m Down

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Fort Worden State Park Hiking

  • 3 Miles 5 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 7 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 5 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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0.2 mi 0.3 km #1Gun Line Road Trail
Easy Easy
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Easy Easy
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0.2 mi 0.4 km #2Searchlight Road Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
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Intermediate Intermediate
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0.5 mi 0.9 km #3Bluff Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
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Intermediate Intermediate
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0.3 mi 0.4 km #4Beach Campground Trail
Difficult Difficult
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Difficult Difficult
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0.9 mi 1.5 km #5Battery Way East
Easy Easy
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Easy Easy
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0.2 mi 0.3 km #6Bliss Vista Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
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Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
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Point Wilson Lighthouse.
Jun 25, 2023 near Port To…, WA
Point Wilson Lighthouse
Jun 25, 2023 near Port To…, WA
Point Wilson Lighthouse
Jun 25, 2023 near Port To…, WA
View from the trail.
Jun 25, 2023 near Port To…, WA
View from the trail.
Jun 25, 2023 near Port To…, WA
View of Camp Worten.
Jun 25, 2023 near Port To…, WA
Fort Worten
Jun 25, 2023 near Port To…, WA
Fort Worten
Jun 25, 2023 near Port To…, WA
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