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Very rewarding view for such a short walk. Trail is easy so all ages can do this one.

6 days ago

beautiful

hiking
14 days ago

Hiked on 1/5. The trail has mild flooding in spots. (I was fine with waterproof trail runners and low cut gators.) Less snow than I expected.

An absolutely gorgeous beach with lots of driftwood, rock features and a pebble beach that grades into sand towards the water. Easy access and definitely worth the trip. I visited on December 24th and it was chilly and fairly busy around sunset but what a gorgeous sunset.

We went hiking couple of days ago. Park is closed but the parking is open and there is port-a-potty if anyone needs it. Trail head is at the end of the road of campgrounds, and road can be icy. So if you can, walk on the sides of the road. There were about 3-4 fallen trees you’d have to climb over, and some of the wooden steps are frozen and slippery depending on the time of the day you’re hiking. Was bit disappointed at the end of trail since there wasn’t much view. Not recommended for kids or elderly, there was a tree split in half that we had to climb thru and landing was bit sketchy.

hiking
20 days ago

Went there on Dec 30, about 2 miles up the trail became quite icy and also covered with light layer of snow so crampons should be used. The lake was frozen but beautiful.

You cannot climb up to go onto the bridge it’s covered in barbed wire at the bottoms of the bridge cement blocks. Super cool view though. Make sure u go to the side view as well totally worth the drive.

This was probably my favorite hike I've ever done! The forest was so whimsical. lots of foliage, mushrooms, waterfalls, and it's easy! don't forget to wear boots and bring an umbrella :)

hiking
27 days ago

Went on 12/15/18- beautiful hike with gorgeous view of mt. baker while heading to the light house. Very windy the last mile but worth it to get the views at the top of the light house. On the way back we hit low tide and the hike was much easier as we headed toward the Olympic mountains. Not a dull moment during the trip. Nature in every direction, beautiful hike. Worth the 3$ pay to park

Easy hike with great views. Go early - before 8am for least crowds, good light and a run.

hiking
1 month ago

Came here at the end of June. Ranger recommended this trail as it was very cloudy at hurricane ridge. According to him, who completed this trail numerous times, we'd get some beautiful views of the lake. About a mile into the hike, it started to get foggy then worse and worse as we progressed. By the time we reached the lake, it was not visible at all. To add salt to injury, there were hordes of mosquitoes near the water.

We didn't run into many people on the trail. Ran into a very cute deer on our way up. The fog and mossy trees made it a very eerie hike, as if we were hiking in a scary movie. Moisture in the air gave us a good facial. We left with very smooth skin.

Great hike this time of year. Saw no others while on the trail. Got a hint of snow coming through the tall trees for about five minutes, so I am claiming this as first snow hike of the season... lol

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love this beach, it's about a 35 minute drive from Forks. Easy to locate, grate place to walk my dog. Best during low tide when you can walk out to the tide pools and checkout the starfish and other critters in the tide pools, beautiful scenic views. (the old logs that used to make access to the beach difficult have been cut down to make a path)

hiking
1 month ago

We parked at the upper lot and went to the falls first. AMAZING! Then we hiked around via Lovers Lane trail. It was a little slippery and wet since it had rained for the week prior. There was also a dusting of snow. The trail was a little over 6 miles.

hiking
1 month ago

Not much of a hike, but amazing views! The sunsets can be amazing if it's not too overcast. Also - the stars are so bright! No light pollution.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail with beautiful scenery. A bit crowded but if you keep going it thins out. Still enough room to explore.

the trail to bridge is a flat walk until last 1000ft, this is a easy hike

Nice walk on the spit! Morning of November 19th, 2018...

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful spot as always..no rain today like 2 yrs ago.trail wet and muddy in a cou0ke of spots not too bad..beautiful pics!

Easy, pretty well maintained hiking trail. I went with my 60+ year old parents (who are relatively healthy but certainly not big adventurers) and they were okay. Overall an enjoyable experience

1 month ago

Beautiful sunset

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2 months ago

Went during low tide the walk is easier. Amazing opportunity for pics.

hiking
2 months ago

Well maintained trail, enjoyable, beautiful hike. Great Lake to stop and eat lunch, and watch deer and otters. It is a steep grade, little to no level areas, so it makes for a nice work out to get the blood pumping.

2 months ago

Incredibly simple trail down to a beautiful waterfall. A bit crowded due to the ease, but would still highly recommend because the waterfall it’s an atypical one.

Not overly impressed by this easy hike. For a “popular” trail it was pretty poorly marked and it’s really just a short loop through the forest (the 2nd half is paved). The bridge is kind of cool from my engineering standpoint, but otherwise there are much better trails that offer better views in the area so I wouldn’t really recommend this one.

on Ruby Beach

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing scenery right around the corner from the lodge. Hiked (I guess you could call it that since it’s pretty easy relative to 2nd or 3rd beach) once in the dark of night for some astrophotography shots and then again in the morning. Even though we had hazy weather the scenery was fantastic with great reflections off the beach.

Great trail but a little muddy in places.

Great little easy hike, lots of greenery and huge trees to look at. No major hills. Very quiet and peaceful- only met two other groups on the trail. The trail ends at a fallen tree- we went a little further down the trail (about 50 feet) in which the trail really ends at the river

horseback riding
2 months ago

Beautiful well maintained trail, did it with horses clockwise to get the hard part out of the way.
Took 4 1/ hours round trip, excellent ride!!

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