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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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Take a hike!

When I stopped here, I actually was lost. I just followed the signs & thought I would check this place out. It is an excellent hiking trail, well kept & clean. There is convenient... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Ottawa, Kansas
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Ottawa, Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

When I stopped here, I actually was lost. I just followed the signs & thought I would check this place out. It is an excellent hiking trail, well kept & clean. There is convenient & safe parking available. There is a restroom located close to the parking & information site. The woods are so cool & I took tons of... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We went out to the light house and of course it started to rain. It is a breath taking awe inspiring location. Great place to spend the day. Family loved it and this is one of the locations that has sparked everyone to want to move.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Thank Coastal Cleanup and NPCA volunteers for clearing away the trash so you can enjoy a pristine beach. Please keep it that way--take only pictures and leave only footprints!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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217 attraction reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I can't believe I was lucky enough to be there all by myself and take in all that beauty. The short hike to the beach was beautiful and the beach was amazing. I will be back for sure with my family. What a great experience and opportunity don't pass this up.

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Arlington, Washington
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8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The trail was steeper than I thought it would be but I'm out of shape so it was good for me! The trail is beautiful as is the beach. It's got quite a few rough patches that might be hard to navigate for an older person as well as the steep hills and steps but for kids and able adults... More 

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

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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