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Beautiful, could sit at the beach all day. The views are amazing. Closer to the beach (at the last .05) are a bunch of stairs going down, when you get to the beach you have to cross/climb over drift wood to get on the beach. Not suitable for everyone.

10 days ago

I backpacked this trail from Rialto Beach to Cedar Creek and back again over three days. The trail as indicated on the map is misleading as there is very few places where there is an actual trail. This is almost exclusively a beach hike. There are numerous places where access is limited or not possible at high tides and it is critical to learn these spots in advance and be in possession of a tide table prior to beginning your trip. Some locations have headland bypass trails that get you past during high tides, but generally require navigation of extremely steep slopes with the use of ropes left in place for that purpose.

Rialto Beach to a little past Hole-in-the-Wall is flat beach and pretty easy hiking. From that point to about 7 miles north of Rialto Beach (a point marked on Olympic Park maps as beach route impassible, regardless of tide) is largely a mix of large boulders, broken rock, tide pools and ankle turning round stone. Its a very strenuous hike through this area. After the impassible point at 7 miles, the beach opens back up to mostly small rock and sand and is a relatively easy hike to Cedar Creek and past. I didn't go further up the trail.

The Olympic Park maps indicate inland campsites at regular intervals up the coast. In my scouting I was able to find only the overgrown remains of the Chilean Memorial camp. There are camp sites at Cedar Creek, a few feet off the beach, but they are further north of Cedar Creek from where the Olympic Park map indicates. The backcountry toilets indicated by the park maps are nonexistent or unusable.

This trail is in the Olympic Wilderness Area and, as a result, ONP rules apply. Permits are required for overnight stays. They can be filled out and submitted at the trail head and paid for via mail afterwards. Bear proof food canisters are required. Parking for overnight stays is in a separate, gravel lot to the south of the Rialto Beach day area and no parking pass is required.

Because of the rockiness of the trail, the tidal danger points and the rope assisted climbs, this trail, past Hole-in-the-Wall, should only be hiked by those who prefer a challenging experience over a comfortable walk on the beach. That said, it was one of the most beautiful trails I have ever backpacked and I look forward to returning when I can go further up the coast.

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Camped on beach New Years eve- full moon and sunrise -beautiful! amazing place! Take the short hike down to see this stretch of awesome beach!

2 months ago

I really liked this trail through an intensively managed landscape. It begins in a recent clear cut. As you walk along you can see seedlings that have been planted on a 10 x 10 spacing. It will be nice to go back to this trail and watch them grow taller as the years pass. The middle of the trail is intermediate forest and the loop at the end passes through enchanting old growth hemlock.

The trail tread was well established and travelled for the most part. I was glad for the easy walking since I forgot my poles in the car. This would be a good route for trail runners.

Easy hike down to the beach! Watch the tides, they roll in pretty fast. Tons of places to explore, but a lot of driftwood to maneuver through.

on Reade Hill Trail

5 months ago

Nice quick hike. The upper half is gorgeous. Unfortunately the lower half has you walking through clear cuts and weaving in and out of logging roads.

I loveeee this beach and the entire la push area. It's always a beautiful visit and the camping/food near by is well priced.

Beautiful, easy hike. Must climb over driftwood to get on the beach. Busier than third beach.

9 months ago

Get ready to climb over fallen logs, wade through ferns and crouch under low hanging tree branches, for this is an overgrown, not very maintained trail! For me, this trail was a fun adventure that made me feel truly alone in nature (we were the only ones on the trail!). There was a trail to follow, but at times I had to check my surroundings to make sure I was on the right path. The hike was very easy, quaint and quiet and led to a misty river. I would definitely recommend! I started at the Mora Ranger station on Mora Rd.

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