Hole-in-the-Wall Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Forks, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from January until January.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
383 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

views

wildlife

no dogs

From Rialto Beach: 1.5 mile hike to arch and tidepools at Hole-in-the-Wall. One of the best beaches in Washington per Frommers is Rialto Beach. Just north of LaPush, Rialto Beach is at southern end of a 29-mile long stretch of wilderness beach. Mora Rd. runs to parking lot just above Rialto Beach and is a good starting point for hikes. From huge sun bleached logs to tidepools teaming with starfish, to haystack rocks, to huge rounded pebbles along the route to the Hole-in-the-Wall, this stroll is awesome! Most people walk 1 mile up beach to Hole in Wall during low tide, (1.5 miles north of parking lot) which is huge monolith that waves have bored tunnel thru. Don't miss 2nd and 3rd beaches south of La Push too - great photo ops.

1 month ago

Awesome hike! Hit it at mid tide and was able to pass through. Perfect ending to an epic weekend at ONP! Oh and read about the hike before you go. There is a little stream to cross and many were angry as they were not prepared to get their feet wet.

hiking
2 months ago

One of the prettiest beaches in the state.

2 months ago

Hiked on 9/27/2018

Lovely stroll on the beach. Do yourself a favor and plan to hike/walk this trail on a low tide during the afternoon. If you do this you'll have a pleasant fine pebble beach to walk on and plenty to see if the fog burns off.

2 months ago

Great hike. It was not easy to walk because there where al lot of loose stones on the beach. But its worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

Very enjoyable walk along the beach. Lots of cool big driftwood up on the beach. Some nice tidepools right before and right after hole-in-the-wall. Lots of mussels, snails and starfish in the tidepools. The day we went it rained off and on but was still very enjoyable. There were lots of campers there. Beware of small pockets of "quicksand" both me and my wife stepped in some and went up past our ankles, got socks wet. Make sure to go at low tide, check tide charts online.

3 months ago

Beautiful walk on the beach - mostly sand but some pebbly areas. Spotted a bald eagle in the top of a tree about halfway there. Also enjoyed exploring the tide pools around the Hole-in-the-wall to see all the creatures living there: hermit crabs, baby fish, sea anemones.

hiking
3 months ago

Caught in on a late afternoon before high tide when the clouds and the sun were fighting over the beach. It made for some really cool pics. Great beach hike and a must do if your in the area.

hiking
3 months ago

The hike to Hole In The Wall did not disappoint! It was a foggy, windy late afternoon walk in, but the sun came out when we arrived. Tide was out and was able to explore.

hiking
4 months ago

Went on a rainy day, so that might affect my review. There were some really cool rock formations but the rocks on the ground were kind of hard to navigate. Be sure to check the tide charts before you go.

hiking
4 months ago

Fantastic coastline!

4 months ago

Pretty and dramatic coast line great tide pools. Hole in the Wall was pretty cool, walking through is fun. Check the tide charts before going, if tide is in you can't walk through the hole, also the walk up top of the beach on loose rocks is a little harder than the hard sand below.

hiking
5 months ago

A nice trip in the evening with the sunset.

hiking
6 months ago

Great easy hike. Go at low tide to see starfish in tide pools.

walking
6 months ago

Stunning views. Beautiful place. The parking lot at the trailhead is convenient, has restrooms, easy to find. The road leading to it is paved all the way. There is a small restaurant on the way. The sand on the beach is black and there are a lot of pebbles. Amazing walk. Seagulls and even an eagle.

hiking
7 months ago

Super fun to climb/trek over the rocks and beach wood along the beach. The sea stars and anemones in the tide pools were so cool!

hiking
7 months ago

La Push is beautiful. Beachwood, tide pools, and relaxing sound of the oceans wave. This is a must!

7 months ago

Beautiful day to hike the beach. A lot tougher then it looks when your sinking in soft sand, dodging the waves and sliding on small rocks. Check the tide schedule before you head to Rialto.

nature trips
7 months ago

Like the others, watch for the tide schedule! It’s truly a beautiful scene and definitely worthwhile. I went with my grandfather who had no trouble walking down to the water! It’s a fairly easy trail and a popular one as well - we went on the weekend) and it was somewhat difficult to find parking. Definitely would return whenever i have the time to!

hiking
8 months ago

Loved this beach hike. Truthfully I enjoyed the shark fin shaped rocks more than the hole in the wall. Beautiful and worth slip sliding in the beach rocks. If you go at high tide you will need to find a way around the water that runs into the ocean. There are a lot of fallin trees that you can use to get across.

11 months ago

sweet views

hiking
Saturday, September 02, 2017

Hiked on 8/27 in the AM. As other's have pointed out, tide is the key to a successful hike - make sure to monitor tide schedules! I was fortunate that low tide was earlier in the day, which meant that the parking lot was still fairly empty and traffic was minimal.

Keep in mind that this is less of a trail and more of a "beach walk." It's a very peaceful and relaxing walk, as you'd imagine. Be sure to take in the beautiful views and sounds all around you - and keep an eye out for wildlife! The Hole-in-the-Wall was certainly a site to see and exciting to be able to walk through.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Beautiful views, tide pools are awesome and if you wait patiently you will see eagles❤️

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

If you want to get closer to the Hole in the Wall you should hike in low tide. Beautiful stroll along a pebble filled beach

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

listen to them and know the tides, I was lucky cuz found out I would arrive at high tide where some places would be impassable. Took my time, stopping in at cape flattery first (looking for a place to propose any time soon) A true wilderness beach where I wore boots to get to due to shin high mud on trail. Also a decent hill you have to descend, they have a rope tho. Definitely 1 of best beaches in lower 48 and feels like a true hike. Made it a day trip but seen families camping down their

Friday, May 05, 2017

Beautiful...stunning views. 3 bald head eagle sightings, gorgeous weather and great walk along the beach. Come prepared to either get your shoes and pants wet or take them off to wade across one section about 25% in toward hole in the wall.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Tide is key here! I barely made it along with a couple from Florida who like myself were walking quickly to get in the hole while the tide steadily rose in front of us! Pretty thrilling! Very beautiful beach hike makes for gorgeous pics in the sun and in the snow/hail as we found!! There is one part a little more than halfway that when the tide comes in you will have to go up into the mouth of the woods and hike thru a little brush and less than obvious trails but then it pops you right back out onto the beach!

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Nice hike.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Very enjoyable, plenty of tide pools & photo ops. If you only have time for a few beaches I would put this on your list, it had everything you expect to see, I never find it too easy walking on sand, unless you can stay on the sand down by the waves

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

So amazing! Started in the fog but cleared to sun. The low tide allowed us to go through the hole in wall with the kids. Easy hike for kids but loose sand and rocks were irritating to walk on at times.

hiking
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Lots of wildlife out today. Saw a pair of deer walking down the beach, a golden eagle, a family of bald eagles, cormorants, gulls, crabs, etc. Fantastic rock formations!

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