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Ruby Beach

EASY 279 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

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

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
no shade
2 days ago

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

hiking
11 days 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!!!!

hiking
26 days ago

Great beach

hiking
28 days ago

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

hiking
28 days 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.

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely stunning.

hiking
1 month 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!

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Ruby beach was absolutely beautiful! well worth the drive out there and make sure you go at low tide so you can actually explore the rocks/tide pools. We went on a sunny Sunday and of course there was a lot of people there. We drove down to beach 2 for more privacy and that was awesome! Also I highly reccomend eating at the kalaloch lodge/creekside cafe.

nature trips
2 months ago

Great beach for the diversity of scenery and fairly easy access. But it can definitely be busy, so get there early or later in the day for less crowds.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome at low tide. If you can, get there early in the AM, as this is a popular location and became crazy busy by 11am (cars overflowing the parking lot and parked roadside...even on a weekday).

hiking
2 months ago

Got there for low tide- wide open, so many starfish!

hiking
2 months ago

Best sunset I have ever seen. It was unbelievable. We were very fortunate that the weather held up and we had no clouds or rain.

hiking
2 months ago

Less than 0.1 mile to beach then just walk where you want. Best part for me was the sea life including star fish that were on the rock outcropping

hiking
2 months ago

Busy but absolutely beautiful beach!

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Came at high tide so I didn’t get to see any of the tide pools. Had a nice time wading in the surf and walking down the beach to see all of the interesting rock formations.

hiking
3 months ago

This was a short quick hike down to the beach, a nice little respite from driving

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful beach!

hiking
3 months ago

Always beautiful but especially so at low tide!

hiking
3 months ago

Love it here, beautiful beach.

hiking
off trail
3 months ago

Once you get down on the beach, there’s not much of a trail. But it’s absolutely gorgeous down there with the coastal isles, driftwood, and many beautiful stones

hiking
3 months ago

Just incredible. Don’t forget to stop at beach 4. A little less crowded than Ruby Beach. My wife’s favorite place in Washington.

hiking
4 months ago

Not much of a hiking challenge, but certainly an incredible beach that you can't find in too many places in America. Expansive, peaceful and very touristy - wasn't a big fan of the cairin-building exercises on the log piles, but I appreciate parents bringing their children to this off-the-beaten-path Peninsula park to experience the best in American nature.

walking
no shade
4 months ago

This is my favorite walk in Klaloch! Enjoy a mildly downward sloping (paved) trail through lavish bushes on your way toward the most beautiful view of the ocean. If you are lucky to watch the sunset at Ruby Beach, you will start to believe that magical places still exist.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail! Gorgeous views and driftwood abounding.

4 months ago

One of my favorites along the coast, great at low tide!

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