Second Beach Trail
ElevationAscent: 78' 24 m
Descent: -135' -41 m
High: 210' 64 m
Low: 75' 23 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“Shorter than the trail to Third Beach, this trail has a little more interest with more ups, downs, and switchbacks.”— Emily Roeben
Features Views · Wildlife
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.
Need to Know
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.
Flora & Fauna
Land Manager: National Park Service - Olympic National Park