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Washington Backcountry Trails

Ocean side trail

Third Beach

Camp at Sunset

Definition of terms below
Location: Washington Coast
Directions: Get yourself over to the Olympic Peninsula and drive north on US 101 to La Push.
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation +/- +400 Feet (- 400 feet out)
Distance: 1.3 miles to the beach, 15 Miles Roundtrip along ocean
Rating: 8 out of 10
Fishing: Did not try
Scenery: Pacific Ocean, sand, and lots of floats
Map: Printable Topo Map

Third Beach is a great hike any time of the year, especially when the weather cooperates. The trail starts off looking like a highway, about 5 feet wide. You meander through the forest for 1.3 miles then your on the beach. Make sure you put your gators on before hitting the sand or you will be sorry.

Once on the beach head south the views are great. Depending on how you catch the tide you may have a nice wide beach to hike on or you may have to scamper through the rocks. 

We hiked on down to Toleak Point and ducked up in the trees on the shoreline. This is the best place to camp we have found. Then you can take day hikes down to Goodman Creek and beyond. 

Make sure  you bring a frisbee, the one time I forgot mine I ended up finding one.

Do it again? Yes

Other Links:

Harbor Tides
Saltwater Tides

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