ElevationAscent: 273' 83 m
Descent: -273' -83 m
High: 213' 65 m
Low: 23' 7 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“Enjoy beautiful coastline along this short trail.”— Emily Roeben
Family Friendly This is a short trail with great views from the beach. Note: there is not a restroom at the beach, so plan ahead.
Backpackers planning to camp overnight must obtain Wilderness Camping Permits for Second Beach. Contact the Wilderness Information Center (WIC) for more information. Overnight users are also required to use bear canisters, as the area's small critters have grown too smart for hang-bags.
This hike is not stroller or handicapped accessible.
The trail leads through mossy forests over well maintained trail and boardwalks. Near the beach, there are stairs to help with the elevation change. Once at beach level, there is a scramble over driftwood to get to the beach. Use caution, as driftwood can be unstable.
Once on the beach, heading north brings you to the natural arch and some rocky outcroppings. To the south, you'll stop short at Teahwhit Head about a mile south of where the trail drops out on the beach (do NOT go around the headlands—the tide is dangerous!)
Land Manager: National Park Service - Olympic National Park