Hole-in-the-Wall Trail

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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.

3.8 miles
383 feet
Out & Back


nature trips






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.

10 days 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.

15 days 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.

22 days 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Fantastic coastline!

1 month 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.

2 months ago

A nice trip in the evening with the sunset.

3 months ago

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

3 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.

4 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!

4 months ago

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

4 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
4 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!

5 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.

8 months ago

sweet views

11 months ago

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

this was one of the most awesome short easy trails I can recommend. It was very scenic. I hiked through the "hole" in the wall as the tide was coming in, so the water was rising fast and I didn't have as much time as i had wanted to explore all the cool tidal pools in that area. i would recommend knowing when low tide before hiking.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Beautiful run on the beach. The hole in the wall itself is not that great but makes for a nice destination. Note you may consider the tides as low tide makes for a more eventful visit.

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