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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

hiking

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bird watching

running

beach

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wild flowers

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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.

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1 day ago

Hiked 7/3/2020

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3 days ago

Easy and fun hike to the beach. Happy hiking!

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3 days ago

Was able to visit during low tide. Water was a bit ruff. Weather was foggy but still had a great time with the family.

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3 days ago

Great day hike and lots of fun on the beach.

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7 days ago

Great little beach. It is all rocks and pretty crowded. Lots of dogs around and kids.

7 days ago

beautiful one of my favorite

nature trips
13 days ago

Arrived at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday and not many people in parking lot. When we left at 12:30 p.m. the parking lot and road was completely full. Suggest coming early to beat the crowds. Amazing beach! Loved the rock formations here, and was able to see starfish and sea anemones at low tide.

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23 days ago

Beautiful day to finally get to Ruby Beach. lovely beach!

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24 days ago

It is not closed anymore. Go and enjoy this beautiful beach! Now.... go!

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26 days ago

This place is breathtaking. But closed. Can’t wait for it to open so we can spend the day here.

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closed
1 month ago

Beautiful however they are STILL closed. Don’t waste your time a ranger will come and tell you they are closed. Make sure they are open forsure because google maps says they are. Luckily the ranger was nice and didn’t give us a ticket or anything. Can’t wait for when it is actually open. Will be going back forsure.

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closed
1 month ago

Rangers at all beach entrances.

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2 months ago

Fantastic. One of the most unique beaches I’ve seen as far as rock formations. Wait for the sunset if able.

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3 months ago

Beautiful beach. Went on a week day and only saw a couple people. Would recommend wearing galoshes so you can wade over the water and get a bit further down the beach in the cooler months like March.

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4 months ago

Great area, can be a little busy on a weekend. Would always check updated tide charts when planning what time to go so you can spend the time there that you want.

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off trail
4 months ago

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4 months ago

Be prepared to step over a pile of logs to access the beach

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6 months ago

Husband and I made a morning trip to Ruby Beach and we just picked a bad day to go. The weather was not cooperating. It was raining and windy, so salt water was literally slapping us around. The crashing waves only added to the ominous setting. I still give it 4 stars, because it is a real pretty area, easily accessible and within an area that offers many other nature trips.

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7 months ago

This is a great beach to visit in any kind of weather. Love the driftwood piles for the architectural feel and the challenge of walking and balancing on. The polished stones of various sizes and color composition with the overcast October sky creates an oddly cozy feel. I live on a beach in southern CA and I still think this beach is breathtaking

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no shade
8 months ago

Mmm not a mile long hike. Very easy access to the beach. The beach is lovely. Come in the morng

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9 months ago

One of the coolest spots we’ve been to in the Olympic. If you are remotely close to this spot, this is a must!!!! Phone fell out of pocket once we got hit with waves and we FOUND IT!!!!

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9 months ago

Great beach

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9 months ago

Great view of the beach via a short walk. Nice area for photography.

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9 months ago

Short trail to a beautiful beach. Even though it was a tad crowded, it was still worth visiting! One rock formation is right on the beach. Others are not too far out into the water and make for some great pictures. Also really neat to see where the river drains into the ocean.

9 months ago

Sandy beach for miles. Just north of rock monoliths and the crowd dies down. Dog friendly.

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10 months ago

Absolutely stunning.

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10 months ago

What's not to love: Watery sandy shores reflecting the sky like a mirror, rocky monoliths up & down the beach, intriguing tide pools full of starfish, crabs, anemones & life, & that fresh sea breeze. Careful scrambling around the rocks by the tidepools, the barnacles are sharp! Amazing for families, dogs, groups, or solo!

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10 months ago

Came at mid tide and there were some tide pools, where you could see sea anemones. Low tide would probably have been much better, but still an absolutely beautiful walk along the beach.

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10 months ago

We arrived just after sunset and the whole area was socked in with thick fog, but we went down to the beach anyway. What an experience! It was absolutely otherworldly, with figures drifting in and out of visibility in the gray mist. The tide was out so you could walk to the sea stacks. Went back again in the daylight, which was also fun, but nothing will top our first experience of this place.

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10 months ago

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