Hole-in-the-Wall Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews
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Hole-in-the-Wall Trail is a 3.9 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
564 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

views

wildlife

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.

hiking
1 day ago

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1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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.

3 months ago

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!

hiking
5 months ago

8 months ago

Nice hike.

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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.

camping
10 months ago

11 months ago

11 months ago

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!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

geocaching
Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Great hike! Be sure to look up the low tide times if you want to do the keyhole! (Within 2 hours and you should be fine.

hiking
Sunday, January 03, 2016

Sunday, October 11, 2015

We hiked to this in May! I love it! Be sure to get there at low tide so you can get to the other side through the hole in the rock! This is my favorite beach.

walking
Saturday, September 06, 2014

This "hike" is more of a stroll on the beach, and one that you wish would never end. I wish that it went on and on forever. So beautiful and magical in the early morning with all of the fog/mist. We managed to beat the crowds-if there ever is any. Later in the afternoon the fog burned off and were met with bight blue skies. This is definitely kid friendly as it is all flat. You get it all, beach combing, scrambling on huge drift wood/trees washed ashore, a rope swing at Ellen Creek, and tide pools at the end. Loved it.