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Beach Trail 2 is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Forks, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 55 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Note: Beach 1 and 2 were closed off due to COVID-19 closures. You are able to park and utilize the Beach 3 trailhead just a few miles north however. For up to date park information, see the park page here: https://www.nps.gov/olym/index.htm Hike along the WA coastal beaches near Kalaloch.

2 days ago

Perfect day in the Pnw for a beach walk. We were the only people most of the way. Stopped on the side of the road at Beach 2--limited parking compared to the other 3 beaches--and hiked south, then back north.

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5 days ago

Loved strolling along the beach to find rocks, shells, and sand dollars.

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Sat Jan 05 2019

Took my wife on her first backpacking trip to second beach. we went in Hope's to see the milkyway and Bioluminescence. unfortunately it clouded up at night but the Bioluminescence was awesome.

hiking
Thu Jun 28 2018

Amazing, so peaceful and beautiful. Very few people and no boats or ships in sight. At low tide the beach is very wide. There are washed out crabs and jellyfish in the sand. Plenty of driftwood. There is a very small parking lot at the side of Highway 101, and the short trail leading to the beach starts there. After one mile of walking southbound on the beach, Beach 2 ends and Beach 1 begins. Each one is about 1 mile long. Wonderful place to walk. Can be very windy and the wind is very cold, so dress accordingly.

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Sun Jan 04 2015

Hard to beat this for coastal scenery. We stayed at Kalaloch in the cabins along the beach in mid-December and walked the beaches for hours during the day. Then, later in the afternoon we went back to the cabin for a nice warm fire and some book read'n.

hiking
Fri Jan 31 2014

My wife and I visited Beach Trail 2 during a high tide advisory. The trail down to the beach is very short and well-maintained. The beach itself was littered with large logs and various other debris. We only saw a couple of people for the hour we were there.

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Mon Mar 04 2019

recorded Beach Trail 2

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Sun Feb 18 2018

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Fri Jul 21 2017