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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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Worth the short hike

This is a fairly standard- yet beautiful- hike through the forest to reach the beach. When you get closer to your destination, the path slopes downward into a windey path that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You can't see the beach from the road because of all the trees, but there is a nice parking lot for your car. The path to the beach takes about 20 minutes depending on what shape you are in. It is hilly and the last third is rather steep, but there are steps to help you descend. Once you arrive,... More 

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B'ham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a fairly standard- yet beautiful- hike through the forest to reach the beach. When you get closer to your destination, the path slopes downward into a windey path that may be steep for some people. It can also be extremely muddy, so I'd avoid this trail if it's rained within a day or two. Once you reach the... More 

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Orlando, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

First and second beach are popular thanks to Twilight, but Rialto beats them in all aspects. Ruby is also a do not miss. Get to these spots early for parking.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It's a longer hike than we thought (maybe 1.5 miles?) but it was an easy hike, interesting and the beach was worth the walk.

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Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great hike to the beach. Second and Third beaches require a hike w/last quarter being steep. Then you have to climb over large logs to get to the beach. Tide was out when I hiked to beach. Locals said Second Beach has best tide pools but I did not arrive in time to see much. Found some anemones on rocks... More 

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colorado springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Somewhat of a hike to the beach, but once you're there, it's worth the trip. Best at low tide to explore the many tide pools, and at sunset for great views of the ocean and sea stacks as the sun sets.

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Dunedin, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Take the hike! Steep trail last third but good steps so just take your time, it's a short hike to a fabulous vista. Plenty of beach to explore. Wild coastline, beautiful trees. Take water. Also a must see is the hike out to Cape Flattery, about a mile hike thru big trees and ferns, fairly easy for the most amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I hope you're in good shape because it's a .7 mile trek one way and very demanding in terms of elevations. The views are definitely worth it though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

This was one of my top hikes! The hike was pretty easy and the views and beach were stunning! Be sure to go at low tide to enjoy all the life in the tidepools!

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The trail to go down to the beach is about 0.3 miles one way to the beach. Parking is limited as there are many campers down at the beach. You may have to park along the highway or to the overflow area but don’t let it discourage you. You will be rewarded with sweeping view of the ocean and the... More 

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Address: Address: Forks, WA
Phone Number: (360)565-3130
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Forks

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