Third Beach to Hoh River

MODERATE 6 reviews
#77 of 179 trails in

Third Beach to Hoh River is a 15.6 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.

DISTANCE
15.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2516 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

surfing

walking

beach

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

backpacking
1 month ago

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.

backpacking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

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!

hiking
Thursday, September 10, 2015

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..

camping
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

camping
Friday, July 12, 2013

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.

camping
Saturday, July 14, 2012

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.