Ruby Beach

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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.

hiking
2 days ago

Sea Otters and a lot of star fish.

hiking
1 month ago

walking
2 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 :)

2 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.

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 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
3 months ago

Great place for tidepooling.

walking
3 months ago

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

walking
3 months ago

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walking
3 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!

walking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

So gorgeous! But this trail title/description is a bit confusing. After spending three marvelous hours on the beach and its tidepools, we returned to the car and traded our reef shoes for our hiking boots, ready for the trail described here. We looked for half an hour, but could not find the trailhead, and no one we asked had seen one either. Finally realized that the beach *itself* is the trail here. Weird - I don't consider beaches to be "trails". I've suggested that the title and description be edited, but for the benefit of others, there *is no trail* - just a wonderful beach well worth walking and exploring.

hiking
4 months ago

Truly beautiful... great little day hike!!!

walking
4 months ago

Make sure to go at early low tide to see the wild life and avoid the crowds

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago