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Second Beach Trail

Forks, WA
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Forks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking
Traveler Description: Second Beach Trail is a 1km hike, an easy trail in a bountiful forest, leading to a marvelous, sandy beach. See pictures in the link above. more »
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Very steep trail down to beach so very steep path up when returning. Good path, spectacular rock formations, about 3/4 miles each way

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Seattle, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Excellent beach with great tide pools. So much marine life. My daughter spent three hours down at the beach!

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Easy hike to a beautiful beach; plenty of parking at the start of the trail. We didn't run into too many other people on this trail, which was nice.

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Richmond, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went to Rialto Beach first, and were shocked and amazed by the huge washed-in trees, big rocks and powerful winds. So, like the east coasters we are, we thought all of the beaches would be kind of like that. Well, we drove a few minutes down the coast, hiked the beautiful mile into the woods, and came out onto... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were running down the .8mi trail to get to the beach in time for sunset and were not disappointed. The sun set behind the sea stacks. The beautiful purple and pink color didn't last for long, but it was great while it lasted-definitely recommend this time of day. The low tide allowed us to check out the tidal pools,... More

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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

You really must come to this beach for the sunset on a clear day - see my photos for why. The beach itself is very beautiful with the sea stacks, and the short trail goes through a very nice forest. Make sure you either go back immediately after sunset or take a flashlight with you for the hike back to... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

There is a half mile hike through a pretty forest before reaching the beach. Although it was sunny where we parked, by the time we reached the beach, it was overcast and misty giving it another worldly character. I've never seen a beach like this - huge driftwood, sea stacks, large rock formations. I was amazed and delighted as the... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It is about a 3/4 mile walk to the beach. Go at low tide and walk south and see hundreds of coloured sea stars and unrchins in the tidal pools

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

nice woodland hike down to the beach, low tide for tide pool exploration is the best part, nice beach to walk

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Houston, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The view walking to the beach,take your time walking,take water. Find a walking stick if you can. I saw old and young people walk this hike.

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