The Quillayute Needles Second Beach Trail

MODERATE 65 reviews
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The Quillayute Needles Second Beach Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near La Push, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until August.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
698 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

From Port Angeles, West for 54 miles on US 101 to La Push Rd (Hwy 110.) Right for 8 miles to Y in road. Left at Y on La Push Rd for 4.5 miles to the trailhead on the left.

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

We hiked here in May 2017. It was a cold and drizzly day, but the hike itself to the beach was pleasant. The beach was so neat! We were there at low tide and got to see the tide pools and all their little critters. I wish it had been a bit clearer, as we couldn't see out into the water very far, but it was still a great experience. And it was amazing how cold that water was!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

Been coming here for about 20 years. It's so beautiful and a family favorite. We decided to backpack this time with our 3 kids ages 14, 12 and 8. Easy enough for them. However, I have never seen it as busy as this time. Crazy amount of people hiking down with coolers, cases of beer, etc. Thanks to the internet, this place has gotten very popular. Which makes me wonder about the cleanliness of this beach after tons of people have camped on the beach and left garbAge and their poop behind. There was so much human feces barely buried under the sand. Something needs to change.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Just wonderful!

4 months ago

Love, love, love. My 3 children and I go hiking here every year for the 6 years when we visit the PNW. Also visit 1st and 3rd beach. There is a local restaurant on La Push and if you are lucky enough to be in the area for the Quileute Days...fireworks and all

walking
5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

This was an easy, fun, relaxing hike. We did the hike on a weekday afternoon and it was not too crowded, but the crowds were increasing when we left at 5pm. There was a porta potty at the trailhead.

5 months ago

5 months ago

Two nights here was the highlight of our trip down the coast. We went during the week and missed the crowds.

6 months ago

Beautiful place and plenty of parking

Very peaceful and awesome beach.

7 months ago

7 months ago