Ruby Beach

EASY 112 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.

walking
1 day 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.

5 days ago

Beautiful experience

hiking
7 days ago

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

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.

9 days ago

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

walking
21 days 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
1 month 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.

1 month ago

Nice place to check out some tidepools.

walking
2 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
2 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome hiking spot.

hiking
6 months ago

Sea Otters and a lot of star fish.

walking
8 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 :)

8 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.

8 months ago

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

hiking
8 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
9 months ago

Great place for tidepooling.

walking
9 months ago

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

walking
9 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!

hiking
10 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
10 months ago

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

walking
10 months ago

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

walking
10 months ago

Easy super short trail down to the beach. There is a way to avoid climbing over a ton a huge drift trees by veering to the right. My teens enjoyed climbing among them. There is a a nice little creek to play in and lovely flat grey rocks everywhere. Very picturesque. Walk along the beach as far as you want to enjoy it!

11 months ago

Highlight of our trip. Super easy walk down to the beach. We just happened to be there at low tide. It was spectacular!!

11 months ago

We absolutely loved this place. So many different area's to walk and hike. We will be back.

11 months ago

Very pretty beach

11 months ago

This beach offers everything! Nice sea stack, drift wood, tide pools with sea stars (the only place we found them due to virus in Oregon), even saw Bald Eagle in a tree!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Easy walk to the beach from the parking area. Nice sea stacks and beach combing opportunities. Very easy hike.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Has such a short path to get on the beach from parking lots. Nice and peaceful place

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Beautiful beach and trail.

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