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Second Beach Trail

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

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Enjoying the Olympic National Park!

Beautiful and easy to get to for a great sunset or just walking anytime on the beach. The other beaches were also easy to find.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful and easy to get to for a great sunset or just walking anytime on the beach. The other beaches were also easy to find.

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

While Second Beach is on Olympic National Park land, the trailhead is located on the Quileute Indian Reservation along La Push Road (Hwy 110) shortly before one reaches La Push. This is an extremely popular trail and beach so it can be very difficult to find a place to park at in the lot at the trailhead during the peak... More 

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

My husband and I decided to stop here after visiting First Beach. I was a little worried of the hike but we are so glad we did it. The path was very clearly defined and had a lot of steps to make the ascents and descents easier. But once we caught sight of the beach with the cliffs, we knew... More 

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Phoenix
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

great place to sit walk hike stare, if you go to the residential neighborhood you can find fresh fish to buy from the locals.

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Fort Lewis, Washington, United States
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Traveled here with my husband and kids in February this year for a Valentines weekend. We visited 1st, 2nd, and 3rd beach and loved themall. 2nd beack seemed to bea longer walk than the others but it was worth the views.

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San Francisco, California
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

My first time visiting the ocean of the Pacific Northwest, the trip is so worthwhile. West of the Olympic National Forest, about 50 minutes drive on highway 101, is the village of La Push, home of the famous three beaches of Olympic Peninsula: First, Second and Third. The second Beach is probably the best of all three. Each one is... More 

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Thank SFMD
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

While traveling with our 3 year old, I had concerns after reading about all of the stairs to get to this beach. I was so glad we decided to give it a try! After a pretty hike through the rainforest, you get a glimpse of the beach before you start to descend the stairs toward the beach. Once there we... More 

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Georgetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

There are no words to describe what it is like facing what seems like the end of the world. It is breathtaking. Yes, Second beach was mentioned in Twilight. With that book aside, this is a very magestic place. I am thrilled to say that I had the opportunity to be able to witness such beauty.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The beach is beautiful, good place to view sea stacks. The hike is is a bit of work, 0.7 mines each way. It starts with a upward slope dirt trail, then flattens out, and finally zig zags steps down to the beach. I would say the last part is the most taxing, but the view is worth it in my... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Hike down the path amid trees and ferns and arrive at a beach covered in huge pieces of drift wood and beautiful round, water worn rocks. Very large sandy area to walk on and you'll go home with some great photos.

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