Explore the most popular beach trails near Forks with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

walking
1 day ago

I don't think we did the "hike" from beach 1, but did walk down the busy path to the beach from the parking lot trail! Seemed great for exploring with kids! Beach wood everywhere, starfish and sea urchins galore out by the big haystack rock. Very cool spot! Had a great weather today too!

walking
1 day ago

beautiful beach!!!

1 day ago

Beautiful beach! If you can go at low tide, check the rocks for starfish!

hiking
1 day ago

Extraordinary! Mother Nature put on a magnificent display with a sunny, blue-sky day mixed with ethereal fog that rolled past the beach for a time. Seeing the seastacks swathed in light fog was amazing! The beach is strewn with huge drift logs/trees that are a fun challenge to photo. I've trekked down many beach walks and this is one of my favorites, for sure!

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.

We’ve done this trip on the Harley in late summer and it was beautiful throughout the whole loop!

hiking
17 days ago

Went on a rainy day, so that might affect my review. There were some really cool rock formations but the rocks on the ground were kind of hard to navigate. Be sure to check the tide charts before you go.

Fantastic coastline!

Pretty and dramatic coast line great tide pools. Hole in the Wall was pretty cool, walking through is fun. Check the tide charts before going, if tide is in you can't walk through the hole, also the walk up top of the beach on loose rocks is a little harder than the hard sand below.

A short and interesting nature walk in the forest. Starts at Highway 101, across the road from campsite A54 at the Kalaloch Campground.

Great little loop with stunning views

If you are short on time . . Or ya just wanna park and be done . .this is it . . beautiful flat sandy beach at least 2 miles north and 2 miles south . . Can’t say much more except . . this is it!

hiking
25 days ago

Must do for all ages and abilities . . The beach is your “trail” . . the trail starts instantly on the beach. Go as little or as far as ya want . . great tide pools . . great ocean sound. Rocky beach . . Want a sandy beach? . . go to Shi Shi or Kalaloch Beach. Hole in the wall is a great unique feature.

28 days ago

I loved the photography here! Very easy hike, and definitely a great spot to easily access for sunset or sunrise if staying near by.

walking
1 month ago

Such amazing views and a beautiful place to be. It is definitely a popular spot to be at so if you are looking for some solitude I'd suggest going fairly early.

The sites are unbeatable. Tide pools are great. Drift wood burns quickly. Camp right next to the ocean with caution for high tide. This is not an actual "trail". It's a beach scramble through loose sand, and a lot of gallon sized rocks to large boulders. More walking on big rocks than on sand. Some areas are not passable at high tide. Many areas are quite slippery. Don't think you can go more than 10 miles per day.

1 month ago

Beautiful experience

hiking
1 month ago

A very nice place/beach to visit. Have a picnic there.

A nice trip in the evening with the sunset.

Peaceful. Beautiful. Family Friendly. Sun was shining with a cool breeze blowing. Logs are a bit overwhelming as there are many and all together but not all the same size or stable. Awesome large rocks In water make for a pretty background.

1 month ago

Use caution crossing logs. Beautiful setting but challenging to get photos without people stepping into shot. Well worth the visit.

walking
1 month ago

Just, WOW! No wonder this beach is so popular. We could have stayed here all day and kind of wish we did—lots of families there with beach towels and picnics set up. Make sure to do the entire loop if you’re looking for some solitude, most of the families seemed to stay right near where the trail meets the beach. We went this weekend and had to climb over a decent amount of logs to get to the sand, keep this in mind if you or someone in your group would have trouble navigating this.

backpacking
2 months ago

Just amazing.

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous beach. Beautiful views of the ocean and the sea stacks. A very short walk down from the parking lot, and then across the driftwood and onto the beach. A very pleasant walk. In low tide a lot of by-the-wind sailor jellyfish were washed out onto the sand.

hiking
2 months ago

Great easy hike. Go at low tide to see starfish in tide pools.

2 months ago

Nice place to check out some tidepools.

backpacking
2 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous backpacking trip. My son and I hiked from la push road/3rd beach south and back, spending 3 nights camping on the beach. Left our rental car there along La Push roadside with no problems. Its just an amazing coastline. Very humid so a campfire feels great to dry out by every evening. One of the most relaxing hikes we have undertaken. The overland passes with ropes/ladders were fun, and the variety of beach plus maritime forest made for interesting days. We opted for hammock camping on this one instead of our tent and that was a great choice. Saw very little if any wildlife but the tidal pools and scenery made up for it.

walking
2 months ago

Stunning views. Beautiful place. The parking lot at the trailhead is convenient, has restrooms, easy to find. The road leading to it is paved all the way. There is a small restaurant on the way. The sand on the beach is black and there are a lot of pebbles. Amazing walk. Seagulls and even an eagle.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing beach with beautiful views. Dark sand and pebbles. Lots of great picture opportunities. In low tide there are lots of by-the-wind sailors washed out onto the beach. Great beach walk. The wind was quite strong. The sound of the waves was very soothing. Trailhead is easy to find and parking is convenient.

hiking
2 months ago

I was fortunate enough to spend 3 months last summer in the Olympic Peninsula experiencing the beauty of Washington. Every place I went was a new experience, seeing something different than before. So many choices, numerous beaches, rainforests, waterfalls, glacier fed rivers and lakes and so many majestic mountain ranges. Not to mention the wildlife, sea life, wildflowers, massive trees and sea stacks. Incredible beauty in every direction. I fell hard for the Olympic Peninsula and missed it so much when I returned home to Wisconsin, I’ve decided to move to Forks Washington this July. I am so excited!!
I really can’t choose a favorite place, because I loved every place I traveled, but one of my favs was Rialto Beach and Hole In The Wall.
There are two parking lots right off the beach, one paved and the other gravel. Either one are a short walk to get to the beach. Once you get to the beach you will see massive trees that have washed up on shore from storms. All this driftwood just adds to the mystique of the beach. Most of the beach is rocky, but does get sandier by the water. Sometimes walking is easier closer to the water.
You can find all kinds of beautiful rocks and sea glass on the beach. About 2 miles down the beach is Hole In The Wall, it’s a pretty easy walk, I’m 67 and had no problems. If you need to sit a minute, there’s always plenty of large driftwood to sit on. You do have to check tide times. There is so much to explore on your way to Hole In The Wall, you won’t realize you walked 2 miles. Hole In The Wall is an awesome place, an abundance of tidal pools to explore, or just find a place to sit and listen to the waves crashing against the sea stacks Chances are you will see bald eagles too! I loved going there for the peace and tranquillity. Oh and did I mention the incredible sunsets!!
So if you are headed to the PNW, enjoy all it has to offer...you won’t want to leave ❤️

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