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  • La Push, Washington

    Strawberry Point on the Olympic Coast

    5.0
    9.6 mi / 1545 ft gain
    Starting at Third Beach trailhead, hike 1.5 miles through lush forests to Third Beach. Once at Third Beach, follow the trail until you find a ladder to pull yourself up the bluff. Continue to meander again through the forest before descending back down to a little cove of Taylor Point. Make sure ...
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  • La Push, Washington

    Camp at Third Beach

    5.0
    1.2 mi / -300 ft gain
    Third Beach trailhead is off of La Push road and is 4 hours outside of Seattle anyway you cut it. Two options once you're on the peninsula: Drive up from the south for awesome ocean views around Kalaloch, or drive down from the north and be blown away by Lake Crescent. Give yourself time too, be...
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  • La Push, Washington

    Toleak Point via Third Beach Trailhead

    4.8
    11.98 mi / 1634 ft gain
    Start off hiking down to the very popular Third Beach, starting from the Third Beach trailhead and following the Pacific NW Trail near La Push, WA. Once down at the beach, push on beyond the sometimes crowded beach and enter one of the most amazing places in WA. Be careful of tides (check the ch...
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  • Forks, Washington

    Second Beach in Olympic NP

    2.08 mi / 331 ft gain
    Second Beach is recognized as one of Olympic National Park’s crown jewels, and its views and surroundings don’t disappoint. It's a great place to spend a night but it can also be done as just a day trip if you wish. To access the beach, you’ll need to make an easy 0.7-mile with minimal elevation...
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  • Forks, Washington

    Rialto Beach and Hole-in-the-Wall

    4.3
    3.35 mi / 66 ft gain
    Start at the very well kept parking lot at the end of Mora Road outside of La Push, Washington. There is no clearly marked trail to get to the sea stacks that are in all the pictures. It's about a mile hike down the beach to them. Although it is short, the hike can be difficult as the beach is m...
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  • Forks, Washington

    Rialto Beach to the Sea Stacks

    4.7
    1.06 mi / 26 ft gain
    Before you start this hike, you'll need to pick up a permit at the Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles, WA - (360) 565-3100. The trail itself starts at Rialto Beach, which is at the end of Mora Road in La Push. There's a large parking lot for overnight campers so there shouldn't be any ...
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  • Forks, Washington

    Backpack to Chilean Memorial

    4 mi / 50 ft gain
    Backpacking on the Olympic Coast is an awesome way to spend a weekend. The scenery is rugged and wild. Many groups stop at the first camping areas available, but if you want less people and more scenery, keep going. Seals, Bald Eagles, Sea Otters, and other wildlife are common further up the beac...
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  • La Push, Washington

    Camp at First Beach

    5.0
    La Push is an absolutely magical place to stay. Experience the tranquility and natural beauty of the rugged coastline of the mighty Pacific. It's a wonderful place to walk on the beach and take photos, especially of the offshore islands, enormous driftwood, and sunsets. Lots of resident seals, bi...
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  • Forks, Washington

    Explore Ruby Beach

    5.0
    If you’re looking for a mellow day at the beach, this is a great spot! There’s an easy path from the parking area down to the beach that’s less than 0.25 miles, so it’s not too difficult to the things you may want or need. Just north of the parking area, there’s a series of tide pools to explore....
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  • Clallam Bay, Washington

    Backpack Washington's Ozette Triangle

    5.0
    9 mi / 300 ft gain
    Start at the north end of Ozette Lake and proceed right, following signs to the mostly flat trail leading to Cape Alava. Be sure not to head left towards Sand Point, that is the trail you will use for your return trip. Once you’ve reached the coast, scan the sky for the frequently seen bald eagle...
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  • Forks, Washington

    Explore Tide Pools at Kalaloch Beach 4

    4.5
    1 mi
    Parking at Kalaloch Beach 4 provides an easy walk to Olympic National Park's infamous tidal pools. With the correct tide schedule you will be able to explore and see ocean life such as starfish and sea anemones up close and personal. Kalaloch Beach 4 isn't the only place to explore tidal pools. Y...
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  • Forks, Washington

    Backpack the Hoh River Trail

    5.0
    35.69 mi / 5948 ft gain
    Grab a permit on your way in at the Wilderness Information Center (WIC) in Port Angeles or at the Quinault USFS/NFS Recreation Information center before parking at the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and use the wash station and rest room before you head out on the trail.  The first five miles of...
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  • Forks, Washington

    Hike the Hoh River Trail to Five Mile Island

    10.6 mi / 300 ft gain
    Olympic National Park was established to preserve “the finest example of primeval forest” and so the Hoh Valley remains much like it has for thousands of years. This is the best trail to experience the magic of Hoh Valley, the grandeur of its old growth trees, lush understory and iridescent glaci...
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  • Forks, Washington

    Climb Mount Olympus, Olympic NP

    45 mi / 8000 ft gain
    Getting to the summit is no easy task.  The approach is long, you must cross a glacier, and once you are to the summit block the easiest way up is on loose 4th class rock, however a short pitch of 5.4 rock is recommended instead. Getting there On your way to the trail-head you will need to stop a...
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  • Forks, Washington

    Backpack the Hoh River Trail to Blue Glacier

    5.0
    35.68 mi / 5948 ft gain
    The well trodden and well marked trail begins in the rainforest, and is flat and follows the river for the first few miles. There are many marked camp sites along the way, as well as dispersed camping on the sand bars in the river bed. Follow the trail until the first major intersection, at the O...
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  • Forks, Washington

    Backpack the Hoh River to Tom's Creek Campground

    6 mi
    Olympic National Park plays host to some incredible things, including the Hoh Rainforest. Known for its long hanging moss and crystal clear waters, it's easy to see why this is a popular destination. Spring is the perfect time of the year to visit, the weather is mild and the park is almost empty...
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Camping and Lodging in Forks

Kalaloch
Forks, Washington

Kalaloch

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort
Port Angeles, Washington

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort

From $25 / night

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Campground
Port Angeles, Washington

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Campground

Lake Crescent Lodge
Port Angeles, Washington

Lake Crescent Lodge

From $181 / night

Log Cabin Resort
Port Angeles, Washington

Log Cabin Resort

From $148 / night

Lake Quinault Lodge
Quinault, Washington

Lake Quinault Lodge

From $281 / night

Guides, Insights and Stories from Forks

72 Hours Exploring the Olympic Peninsula

72 Hours Exploring the Olympic Peninsula

Sonja Saxe

Olympic National Park: My Second Ever Backpacking Trip

Olympic National Park: My Second Ever Backpacking Trip

Heather DuBrall

Olympic National Park Is an Oasis of Family-Friendly Adventuring

Olympic National Park Is an Oasis of Family-Friendly Adventuring

The Outbound Collective

6 Beautiful Lakes to Explore in Olympic National Park

6 Beautiful Lakes to Explore in Olympic National Park

The Outbound Collective

5 Amazing Backpacking Trips in Olympic National Park

5 Amazing Backpacking Trips in Olympic National Park

The Outbound Collective

20 Photos that Capture the Beauty of Olympic National Park

20 Photos that Capture the Beauty of Olympic National Park

The Outbound Collective