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Second Beach Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near La Push, Washington that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

Length 1.9 mi Elevation gain 282 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Beach Views No dogs
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Note: Users have reported that the road leading to the trailhead is currently closed.

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Clisby White
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Stayed a week or so in Olymipc back in 2018 and this was a great place to spend the day relaxing. I love PNW beaches with the large rocks just off the coast with trees growing on them. Met some cool people and had a few beers watching the sunset around the fire. I even found several starfish in the tidepools which was a first for me. The trail was easy enough for people to carry chairs and coolers down and since I lost a sandal to the ocean it's easy enough to do bearfoot. Good times.

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Vanessa Salnave
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Closed

One of my favorite places to visit! I went there to visit the beaches and this one is still closed sadly. Hopefully one day it will reopen!

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Savannah Marie
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HikingBugsMuddy

I did this hike back in 2018. Being an “out of shape” mom this hike was kind of hard for me but I still did it. The views were completely worth it all!

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Jessica G
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Road closed to the public.

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Lisa Kissinger
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beautiful

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sarah Schneider
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walk down is easy as it starts flat and then you incline. the walk back to the car will give you a workout so pack light if you plan on taking anything down to the beach with you. the ground is firm when dru and muddy when wet so typical conditions for the pac NW. the challenging part can be getting onto the actual beach as you have to get over huge tree logs. wearing a good hiking shoe is recommended.

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Lina Cheng
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Long walk to be carrying coolers and gear but the beach camping views are well worth the trip

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Brad Stanley
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Hiking

*FOUND WALLET* Just posting in hopes that you are still reading this. Found a wallet today on the trail and turned it in to a park ranger. Hope it finds its way home!

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Quessandra Catlett
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HikingMuddy

Such a great view that most don’t go to because you have to hike to it. The trail is maintained well. It is a bit muddy in spots but it is the PNW in winter after all.

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Harris Hvezda
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HikingMuddy

*LOST WALLET* went with my friends who had never been there before. One friend lost his wallet. If anyone finds it please post a response. We put in a “lost and found” report with the Olympic National Park also. It’s probably gone forever :( otherwise It was a nice sunny day. The trail was muddy and the tide was very high. We didn’t get to enjoy the nice sandy beach, but did have a beautiful time hanging out on the logs and enjoying the views

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April Long
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Leah Roque
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Hiking

Beautiful! A nice short walk to the beach, some uphill section. Highly recommend!

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Patrycja Arundel
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Hiking

It's not much of a hike, more of a short walk, but you are rewarded with spectacular views of the ocean at the end. As I was there at the beginning of December, it was foggy and rainy, but it also made the beach look stunning--raw and virgin. Prepare to climb over some logs to make it onto the sand and bring a raincoat if visiting in the winter.

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Sandra Palmer
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For quick hike (I didn’t camp here): Great in-and-out trail (not a loop as all trails app says), easily doable with light-med load, and all ages. Downhill in so uphill back can be a challenge for elderly or physically-challenged (especially for knee or hip injuries). Portapotties at trailhead so be prepared to hold it if you get to the bottom and have to go. Trail is well-maintained and shaded the whole way. The beach and seastacks at the end are so beautiful.

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A Plane Family
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Hiking

Great short hike to the beach. The driftwood at the base of the trail to the sand can be tricky to navigate. Gorgeous beach. Tons of different mushrooms on the trail. I think we counted 16!

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Doug Knudsen
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Camping

Nice short hike to one of the most beautiful beaches. Make sure to be there during low tide so that you can get the full experience of the tide pools around the sea stacks. For camping, get a wilderness permit beforehand since there likely won't be any available at the trailhead (it didn't look like there had been any there for some time when we were there). Make sure to store food and things in a bear canister to protect it from raccoons. The elevation gain of the trail was more than expected when carrying a full pack and once you get to the beach you'll have to climb over a lot of driftwood.

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Chance Hollingsworth
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G C
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Really great. Functional hike in, doable with a medium backpack load. Open beach with great camping spots and wide sand bar for fun. Got it on a clear day-rare!- and spent 3 hours soaking it up. Camping is less than $10/night, just need a bear bin. Misty in mornings. Incredibly beautiful

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Fabio Cho
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HikingBugsRocky

visiting is a must! short trail, lots of bugs be on the look out on high branches for eagles and on the distant island beds beds for puffins!

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Sylvia Cook
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Beautiful easy trail to the beach. Hardest thing is climbing all the driftwood logs once at trails end.

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Natalia D
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Backpacking

Awesome quick and easy backpacking. Lots of beach to spread out. Low tide brings out the natural aquariums to explore.

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Alexis Kubic
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Hiking

So beautiful, especially at sunset! Very easy, just make sure you are prepared to climb stairs and driftwood!

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VyVy Mai
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Camping

Head to the trail early if you're planning to hike & camp at the beach! camping tips: -Grab a bear can at one of the ranger stations at olympic national park visitor center -pack only what is needed to camp -eat most foods by the end of the night and leave nothing out, or pack foods / toiletries in bear can -camp above hightide! the walk down to the beach was doable but pack light or take multiple trips. you'll have to maneuver through the washedup piles of drift wood. view at night was so phenominal. the rocks at bay were beautiful. we stayed warm by the fire. beautiful hike and sites :)

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Starr Leger
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Hiking

lovely walk through the forest and around the beach. water was too high to go through the arch but was still worth it

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3pictime5 S
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Hiking

April 25 Beautiful beach! Easy hike. There are stairs to get down to the beach. Lots of large drift wood to climb over when you get to the beach. Strollers not recommended. Porta Potties at trail head. Large parking lot with overflow lot down the road.

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Hillary Clayton
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Excellent views and well maintained! Stairs aren’t as much fun on the way back up, but well worth it for the experience. Be prepared to climb over logs at trail’s end and time visit with the tide so you can explore more!

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Ryan Payne
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Easy hike down to beach. High tide, so I had fun traversing the drift wood piles down the beach.

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W. Bradford Bernadt, Esq.
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Amazing trail with great views from the beach. Easy hike in and out. Very well maintained. Check out the fork tree on your way to the beach.

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