Ruby Beach

EASY 134 reviews
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Ruby Beach is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked loop 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
68 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Beach 1 provides a quick hike out to seastacks, driftwood logs, and a perfect lagoon for skipping stones. A quick stroll along this beach will show great examples of the shoreline in Olympic National Park. There are towering seastacks, piles of driftwood logs, and an amazing array of wave-polished stones of all colors.

3 days ago

Ruby beach is absolutely stunning! The sand is very soft to walk on and there are also many rocks on the beach to climb to get that Instagram photo. The water is the Pacific Ocean so it is a bit cold but not unbearable to go for a dip. I’ve been to this beach twice and loved it each time.

5 days ago

Cool beach.

15 days ago

Beautiful beach to wander around. A few cool rock croppings to explore and climb on. There was also a giant pile of accumulated drift trees between trail end and beach we had to climb over - some areas easier than others.

hiking
18 days ago

Great views, and moderate level of difficulty if you’re not used to hiking. Easy otherwise and beautiful.

hiking
25 days ago

Wouldn’t call this a “hike” but a beautiful beach stroll. Rather busy area but still a good spot for low tide to check out the tide pools

walking
1 month ago

I don't think we did the "hike" from beach 1, but did walk down the busy path to the beach from the parking lot trail! Seemed great for exploring with kids! Beach wood everywhere, starfish and sea urchins galore out by the big haystack rock. Very cool spot! Had a great weather today too!

walking
1 month ago

beautiful beach!!!

1 month ago

Beautiful beach! If you can go at low tide, check the rocks for starfish!

hiking
1 month ago

Extraordinary! Mother Nature put on a magnificent display with a sunny, blue-sky day mixed with ethereal fog that rolled past the beach for a time. Seeing the seastacks swathed in light fog was amazing! The beach is strewn with huge drift logs/trees that are a fun challenge to photo. I've trekked down many beach walks and this is one of my favorites, for sure!

1 month ago

Great little loop with stunning views

1 month ago

I loved the photography here! Very easy hike, and definitely a great spot to easily access for sunset or sunrise if staying near by.

walking
2 months ago

Such amazing views and a beautiful place to be. It is definitely a popular spot to be at so if you are looking for some solitude I'd suggest going fairly early.

2 months ago

Beautiful experience

hiking
2 months ago

A very nice place/beach to visit. Have a picnic there.

2 months ago

Peaceful. Beautiful. Family Friendly. Sun was shining with a cool breeze blowing. Logs are a bit overwhelming as there are many and all together but not all the same size or stable. Awesome large rocks In water make for a pretty background.

2 months ago

Use caution crossing logs. Beautiful setting but challenging to get photos without people stepping into shot. Well worth the visit.

walking
2 months ago

Just, WOW! No wonder this beach is so popular. We could have stayed here all day and kind of wish we did—lots of families there with beach towels and picnics set up. Make sure to do the entire loop if you’re looking for some solitude, most of the families seemed to stay right near where the trail meets the beach. We went this weekend and had to climb over a decent amount of logs to get to the sand, keep this in mind if you or someone in your group would have trouble navigating this.

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous beach. Beautiful views of the ocean and the sea stacks. A very short walk down from the parking lot, and then across the driftwood and onto the beach. A very pleasant walk. In low tide a lot of by-the-wind sailor jellyfish were washed out onto the sand.

3 months ago

Nice place to check out some tidepools.

walking
4 months ago

Nice walk along the beach! We crossed the little river and went to the rocks which was cool because no one else was there. Very beautiful view of the ocean and there was a bald eagle so that was a plus.

hiking
4 months ago

awesome place to hike and see seastacks and water life. A MUST

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome hiking spot.

hiking
8 months ago

Sea Otters and a lot of star fish.

walking
10 months ago

Great walk along the water avoiding the foamy surf. Lots of driftwood along the beach. If you walk far enough you may find something special made from it :)

10 months ago

This beach is constantly changing. This is my third year coming and this time I was amazed at the amount of logs to climb, the amount of people and the awesome tide pools! I was here all day. It is such an awesome beach with loads of things to do and see.

10 months ago

Beautiful hike along the beach. Go during low tide to see the tide pools & sea creatures!

hiking
10 months ago

Get there at least 1/2 hour before low tide and go to Abbey Island (which is not an island during low tide). You will see star fish, anemones, crabs, barnacles, limpets and a host of sea life in the tide pools there. Then take a walk on the beach. Just make sure you don't get stranded when the tide comes in.

nature trips
11 months ago

Great place for tidepooling.

walking
11 months ago

Ruby beach is stunning! A little hike down a trail, then climbing over some driftwood will take you to the beach.

walking
11 months ago

A short trail takes you from parking to beach area, where a thick barrier of giant driftwood logs requires some hopping, balance & decent shoes. The views are stunning!

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