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Third Beach to Hoh River is a 15.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Forks, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

Length 15.3 mi Elevation gain 2,004 ft Route type Point to Point

Backpacking

Camping

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Beach

River

Views

Wild flowers

No dogs

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As of June 08, 2020, users have reported that there are temporary closures in this area. Please consult the park's website before visiting.

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Shiloh James
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Meggie Tomczyk
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Hiking

Was a spectacular short hike. Saw a raccoon, bald eagle, and otters fishing in the surf. Just be mindful of the tide. You can go down thru the hole, but have to be patient if you got there around high tide.

Bing Shen
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Backpacking

Beutiful views, amazing adventure! Favorite trail so far!

Leah Deibert Smith
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Loved every step!! Try to hit Toleak at low tide! It’s an incredible sight

Gena Wagler
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Backpacking

Gorgeous! Camped right on the beach, was like a dream.

Brian DeHart
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Backpacking

We hiked to Jackson creek and spent the night there. It's a beautiful hike with views of sea stacks, orcas, and rainforests. The variety is amazing for a coastline. We saw orcas and used rope ladders. Make sure to have a tide chart so you can go around some of the bends during low tide. Would love backpack this again and go farther down.

Eva Ianeva
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Hiking

Good hike but the beach can be difficult if you are not good at climbing and navigating fallen logs. Nice remote area to hang out definitely off the beaten path. We couldn’t finish the hike as the tide wasn’t low enough

Jeff Moyer
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Hiking

Amazing hike. Tons of variety, beautiful ocean views, wildlife, beaches, and fire pits. We thru hiked this over 3 nights. Camped on the beach two of the nights and up on the bluffs at mosquito creek one night. We had a fire each night, there is a lot of drift wood to burn. It was a fun experience. Tips: bring leather gloves to climb ropes, bring good traction shoes that can go in mud and/or ocean, get a tidal chart from the ranger and know when certain beaches are crossable. This trail has a ton of variety. Lots of obstacles to high step over, a fair number of scrambles most of them have ropes to help, some bouldering, some walking on sand, some wading through mud, some walking on log bridges/stairs. The trail itself is fairly well marked and not many forks. Look up for trail signs in the trees, you will see them. The ocean views are spectacular. Tidal pools, small islands, nice sandy beaches, some fish to be caught, picturesque scenery. It can get hot directly on the sand, so consider lounging in a place where you can hide under the trees or put up a tarp. The high tide completely covers some beaches, so pick your tent spots carefully.

Zack Schelske
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Backpacking

Stopped at the Ranger station in Port Angeles to get our permit, a bear can, tide chart and map. Very helpful people there, gave us good information about the tides and where to camp. The trail itself is awesome. The over land parts through the forest are beautiful and easy to follow, the ropes and ladders were fun (we did it during summer so it wasn't muddy or slick), and the beaches were stunning. We planned on doing the whole trail out and back but ended up just going down 6 miles to Toleak point, camped there for a night and headed back the next day. Nice beach campsites there with existing fire rings and fresh water from Jackson creek. We saw falcons, deer and bald eagles. Fun trail! Not exactly secluded though, on our way out we must have passed at least 30-40 people hiking in (on a Wednesday!) I imagine this trail gets crowded on weekends.

Chase Miner
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Backpacking

Awesome hike!!! I would not call this hike easy though. Lots of obstacles and we even had to free climb to get across certain beaches. We went out and back but I would not suggest that unless you are experienced. During the rainy season certain spots are incredibly muddy and roping down inclines becomes more difficult as the ropes are slimy. The views are gorgeous and it's definitely worth it. We saw 5 bald eagles perched on a small stack off the coast in early morning!

Lance Dillon
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Hiking

Great hike! lots of fun obstacles to cross through out. make sure you watch the tides! Only downfall is how many people are out there, it was packed..

Gautam Dutta
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Camping

I would do it again in a minute (well, with a bit of prep). Everyone i talk to about this hike/area, it is unanimously their favorite hike/place on earth. I have to agree. I am touched by the magic of this hike. Go with a lover or a close friend, it is definitely a team building exercise.

Sean Karamanyan
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Camping

Orignally planned on doing the whole hike there and back in three days. Decided to call it good at Mosquito Creek and turn back to the trailhead. Ended up doing it in two. The hike is beyond beautiful. Plenty of area to camp on the beach (would recommend). Make sure you have your tide charts down to get around a couple of points.

Keith Siddel
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Easton Baker
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Brian Schwind
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Michael Boston
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Jim Bradford
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Jeff Dillaman
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James Moffet
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Evan Hanlon
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Evan Hanlon
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Gary Clark
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HY Parker
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Leah Deibert Smith
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Stephen Hartman
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Alex Ko
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Jeff Dillaman
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kellin cochran
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