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Second Beach Trail

3002 Mt Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, Olympic National Park, WA
+1 360-565-3130
Review Highlights
Go at low tide and stay for sunset!

Nice 15-20 minutes hike through green and lush rain forest leads you to the beautiful Second Beach... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ave T
Oslo, Norway
pretty..but drive a little farther for ruby

really nice views and for sure a bit less crowded. you have to do some walking to get down... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeff S
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Dense and marshy forest trail on the Olympic Coast.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“low tide” (50 reviews)
“sea stacks” (50 reviews)
“tide pools” (42 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3002 Mt Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, Olympic National Park, WA
+1 360-565-3130

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice 15-20 minutes hike through green and lush rain forest leads you to the beautiful Second Beach. If possible, try to get there during low tide, tide pools open up another world which makes the beach so much more exciting. Without tide pools, it is...More

Thank Ave T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really nice views and for sure a bit less crowded. you have to do some walking to get down there...but hey you came to walk the beach didnt you?

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unless you are adept at up and down hiking the trail can be a bit of a challenge. The deadfall is downright dangerous. Unlike Ruby and Rialto beaches there is about 30 yards or dense deadfall with no path. Anyone with balance issues will need...More

Thank DWathenYoungstown_OH
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Have a bite to eat at Kalaloch Lodge and then take a walk on the beach. Totally exposed to the weather you can walk at low tide for hours and simply enjoy and relax. Always something interesting to find washed up on the beach or...More

Thank tchrs
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We visited several beaches, including Ruby, and found this to be the best. Make sure to go at low tide for great walking and tide pool exploration!

Thank efhalter
Reviewed 23 June 2017

One of my favorite beach! What makes this more special is the fact that the only way to visit the beach is by doing the hike. The hike is easy to moderate. I went there with my husband and parents and they comfortably did the...More

1  Thank Anshita_S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Took us 15 min to hike to the beach with lots of stairs down and then backup but worth it. The views are amazing. You will have to climb over lots of logs and driftwood to get to the beach after you hike down.

1  Thank Alanea E
Reviewed 10 June 2017

From the small parking lot, there is a well marked trail that leads you to the beach along a moderate (not too difficult, but there is a change in elevation) path. Hiking through the tall trees and climbing over the huge drift wood logs to...More

Thank Ort007
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This beach was better than Ruby beach. little harder approx 7/10 of a mile walk, down hill at the end, but bigger and better tidal pools. Waves were not as bad to take a dip

1  Thank tedh332
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The walk is through wonderful rain forest,not too strenuous. Definitely worth the effort :) The beach is beautiful,just like Ruby Beach

1  Thank Lotte F
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15 December 2016|
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Response from Lara W | Reviewed this property |
No reservations required or available. First come, first serve.
11 September 2016|
Response from Gail S | Reviewed this property |
It is South of La Push, off La Push rd. I found this on the WTA sight From Port Angeles follow US 101 west for 55 miles to the junction with State Route 110 (signed "Mora-La Push"). (From Forks the junction is 2 miles... More
Nancy B
16 July 2016|
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Response from Eileen T | Reviewed this property |
The trail itself is a climb up, walk on the flat, walk down, then scramble over a big log jam so takes a while depending on your age and agility. But allow plenty of time for exploring the lovely beach - so much... More