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Beach to Sandpoint
of terms below
||Get yourself over to the Olympic Peninsula and drive north
on US 101 to xxxxx
||+400 Feet (- 400 feet out)
||Our trip 24 Miles Roundtrip along
Rialto Beach to Ellen Creek .8
Rialto Beach to Hole in the Wall
Rialto Beach to first good camp
Rialto Beach to Chilean Memorial
Rialto Beach to 2nd good camp
Rialto Beach to Norwegian
Memorial 10 miles
Rialto Beach to where we turned
around 12 miles
Rialto Beach to Sand Point area
||8 out of 10
||Did not try
||Pacific Ocean, sand, and
||Printable Topo Map
is a great hike any time of the
year, especially if you manage
to schedule your trip during
nice weather. We started our
hike out in the rain, it poured
all day but being native
Washingtonians we were not going
to let this ruin a weekend
outdoors. We were the only ones
hiking on the beach this day (go
You start out in some
soft sand on a gradually sloping
beach and this continues until
you wade through knee deep Ellen
Creek (After crossing Ellen
Creek- the first place you can
legally camp, no dogs are
allowed past Ellen Creek
according to Park Regulations).
Soon you will hit
Hole-in-the-Wall, truly a neat
geologic formation if you time
the tide right so you can
scamper on through it.
were picking-them-up and laying
them down, completely soaked we
pressed on checking out the
headland for possible camping
spots. The are not that many...
We passed one decent camp on the
point before the Chilean
Memorial, this camp has a table,
chairs, fire pit and a smallish
spot for a tent. The next 'camp'
was about 40 feet south of the
Chilean Memorial-very small and
not very fancy. This hike up to
Sand Point is all on the beach
except for one small overland
(30 feet up and over) just
before the Cedar Creek (we
camped just above this overland
just inside the trees for 2
nights-great spot). There are
quite a few other spots for
camping up by the Norwegian
Memorial, with big beaches.
were fairly tired and found our
high camp very accommodating,
there was a nice runoff stream,
a spot for the tent and spot for
lounging. We set up camp and
rested up for Saturdays journey
up near Sand Point. We awoke to
clear skies and some sunshine.
We grabbed the fanny pack and we
were off. There is lots of great
beach to meander along. We
passed the miles looking for
ocean souvenirs and admiring the
beauty of the Pacific. We
started seeing some other folks
near the Norwegian Memorial. We
decided to turn back just before
getting to Yellow Banks, making
this a nice day hike.
Once back at our camp we enjoyed
the sunshine by breaking out the
frisbee and shorts and removing
the boots. We played frisbee on
our 'private beach' for a few
hours until sunset.
there is not a whole lot of
beach hiking it is mostly
rock/log scrambles. I would
not recommend this section of
beach hiking, there is just sooo
much rock and I really enjoy the
sand. I would recommend
the Third Beach South section.
sure to take your frisbee! And
don't forget put your gators on
before hitting the sand or you
will be sorry.
Hiking fee- $5, Overnight backcountry
fee $2 per night/per person
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