Tahuya Area of the Kitsap Peninsula

Trip Date: September 19th, 2020

Another day trip today, this time heading out to the Tahuya Area on the Kitsap Peninsula of Washington. Tahuya is a sparsely populated and densely forested area, sandwiched between the Seattle / Tacoma metroplex to the east and the Olympic peninsula to the West. The Tahuya point on the Kitsap peninsula is surrounded on three sides by the Lower Hood Canal, making for an isolated area, with gorgeous views on three sides.

The road along the south-west side of the peninsula turns to gravel with moss covered trees and only a few isolated properties along the way. The elevation change from the Hood Canal, at sea level, up to the top of the peninsula is a few hundred feet, with the road going up and down as we meander along the coast. In more than a few places, the road is cutout right from the hillside.

The small picturesque town of Dewatto, WA is located directly on the Hood Canal, adjacent to the Dewatto Bay, at the outflow of the Dewatto river. The road into the tiny townsite provides breathtaking views of the Hood canal as you drive right beside the Dewatto Bay. On clear days, views of the Olympic mountains surely are to be had. On the way out of town, we stopped at the Dewatto river to stretch our legs and let the dog get her feet wet in the river.

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