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Second Beach Trail

Address: Forks, WA
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Forks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Dense and marshy forest trail on the Olympic Coast.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Dense and marshy forest trail on the Olympic Coast.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I can't imagine a more beautiful place. The parking lot was full and when I got to the beach it was empty... I had it all to myself. If you are coming through the area you need to put this at the top of your list!!!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Beautiful hike through woods to reach this beach and then WOW - what views!! Worth the harder hike back Uphill to car.

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The trail in and out is steep at the end but doable. The reward when you get there is a beautiful beach with sea stacks and great marine life in the tide pools. You are able to walk out pretty far in low tide and really explore the sea stacks. We saw anemone, starfish, mussels, barnacles. A great place for... More 

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Maine, US
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Second beach was my favorite out of Ruby/Rialto/First. Starfish galore and unique sea stacks. I planned it to arrive around low tide for best time to view tide pools. The trail was a nice walk with a steep decline at the end. We went early and were the only ones on the beach except for a few campers.

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