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Second Beach Trail

Forks, WA
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Ranked #1 of 17 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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46 reviews 46 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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Ashland, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It was kind of foggy when we went and it was like a pirates cove. There is a hike to get there. Probably hard if you have balance problems. We liked it though. We saw the hole in the wall and explored for a couple of hours.

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Mentor, Ohio
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137 reviews 137 reviews
71 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a great beach. Parking for this beach was challenging. The hike in and out is difficult. People with small children and older people should probably avoid this hike. The sea stacks were amazing. If you are a photographer this is a great destination.

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10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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