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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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Fun beach!

I love how Second Beach has you take a short hike through a forest to get to it. Feels like being in a rainforest. The beach is beautiful. Sea stacks, tide pools, and driftwood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love how Second Beach has you take a short hike through a forest to get to it. Feels like being in a rainforest. The beach is beautiful. Sea stacks, tide pools, and driftwood.

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Thank Christinajoanna
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This trail / beach was rated top 1 or 2 on various other hiking sites. Definitely worth the short drive from Forks. The only downside is a lot of campers mid July.

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Thank greg4321143
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited Second beach as part of my visit to Olympic National Park. The short trail from the parking lot consists of a good number of stairs, which I did not find too difficult even with not being in the best of shape. Arriving at beach level, there is a massive tangle of driftwood logs that may be impassable for... More 

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Thank Nicole N
Crane, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a nice beach to visit. Lots of photo opportunities. We were hoping that the fog would lift about lunch. Too bad it did not. Cut down on my photographs. Can't control the weather.

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Thank Tim L
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not hard to find at all and this is an amazing spot for sunset pictures. I highly recommend stopping by. DO NOT bother to stay for nightfall, the lights of the dock will erode all pictures of stars sadly.

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Thank Ana Q
Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this beach to be on par in terms of beauty to any of the more popular Oregon beaches, however I found it much better as there were less people. Maybe it was the trail to get to the beach that deters folks? The trail has a decent size up both directions (in and out), but nothing too terrible.... More 

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Thank kablasha
Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 nights in La Push and noticed that the parking lot for this hike was always full. We finally decided to see why it was so popular and walked up from our cabin to do the hike. The trail is lush and green and wooded. You hike uphill for quite a while then descend for a long time... More 

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Thank Lori G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did this late in the day with my family, two teens. Made it out before sunset. Really pretty beach!!! Elevation in and out ( up than down to beach)!

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Thank Kristen P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a paved path, but easily navigable and what awaits you at the end is a true jewel--Second beach! Very fun to explore and you may want to look at the tide tables to get there at low tide to explore some marine life or just take in the whole vast beauty of the West Coast :)

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Thank Nina B
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike from the lot to the beach is steep and you need to be aware of the tides, but it is well worth it! Gorgeous stretches of beach with unique stone stacks. Best of all, at low tide the pools are full of colorful anenomes and starfish the size of your hand. So lovely, an afternoon I will never... More 

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