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Second Beach Trail

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Address: Forks, WA
Phone Number: (360)565-3130
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Dense and marshy forest trail on the Olympic Coast.

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Worth the .8 mile walk!

This beach was awesome! However, the walk to get there was a bit challenging. I have never went up hill and down hill so much to get to a beach. I have bad knees so it was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Woodinville, Washington
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Woodinville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This beach was awesome! However, the walk to get there was a bit challenging. I have never went up hill and down hill so much to get to a beach. I have bad knees so it was a little difficult. But like I said well worth the effort!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Made the trek through the woods and down the trail to the beach, crossing a mass of driftwood logs to get to the water. We went at low tide and the tide pool exposure was well worth timing the visit. Saw lots of starfish, hermit crabs, anemones and other creatures. Really enjoyed the view and the wildlife. Would recommend it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stopped for this trail while in La Push and were not disappointed in the least. We passed a lot of people on the the trail both ways so this is a popular spot. The trail going down can get quite steep in some places so its not for the faint of heart because what goes down must come back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

(Initial 2nd Beach visit was Aug. of '09). The trail itself is downright primordial, an engrossing endeavor, and then you step out of the woods straight into the world's largest natural jungle-gym experience. It's a horizontal forest of gigantic driftwood logs you can clamber over on your way to the water, a wonderfully fun activity if you're up for it.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This was a great hike back to second beach. The trees are unique with the way they have grown, its well maintained and once you get to second beach its totally worth the long trek. It is a gorgeous scene but please be careful. There are tons of large pieces of drift wood you have to climb over to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I was able to surprise my partner with this hike through the woods which ended on a secluded beach opening onto the pacific ocean. The view is worth it but it requires some climbing over wet logs and lots of stair climbing so make sure you are in a little bit of shape.

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Sonoita, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Best beach ever! Washington's Pacific coast is the best. Short drive from Rialto and La Push. Forks has some neat spots to see also

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Daniel Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Wonderful hike (and relatively short) through the rainforest that ends at the most amazing beach! A nice mix of the stunning scenery that can be found in the Olympic National.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Its a bit of trek but well worth the hike, once you get down to the beach the world opens up. Breath taking sunsets with the huge rock formations.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

It's a lomg hike down but man what a great hike! Beautiful forrest and the beach is breathtaking. Make sure to wear shoes with good traction and your camera.

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