Rialto Beach Trail

La Push, Washington

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You don’t have to hike a great distance to experience one of the most scenic areas along the Pacific Coast. From the parking area, turn right (north) and hike the beach as little or as far as you want. This long stretch of wilderness beach stretches north and south from the Quillayute River. There are several hikes along the coast, but this one is easier than others: The creek crossings are not difficult, and there is only one headland that cannot be hiked around at low tide. The terrain is generally easy to walk on and consists of sand and cobblestones. In general, the walking is easier at low tide—otherwise you may be scrambling over slippery rocks, driftwood, and soft sand.
Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

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Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

by Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

You don’t have to hike a great distance to experience one of the most scenic areas along the Pacific Coast. From the parking area, turn right (north) and hike the beach as little or as far as you want. This long stretch of wilderness beach stretches north and south from the Quillayute River.

There are several hikes along the coast, but this one is easier than others: The creek crossings are not difficult, and there is only one headland that cannot be hiked around at low tide. The terrain is generally easy to walk on and consists of sand and cobblestones. In general, the walking is easier at low tide—otherwise you may be scrambling over slippery rocks, driftwood, and soft sand.

© 2004 Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: La Push
Distance: 3
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Hikable: Year-round, Best flowers: Summer
Local Contacts: Olympic National Park Wilderness Information Center
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 130S Ozette
Driving Directions: Directions to Rialto Beach Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/5/2010
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Surreal and beautiful! If you are even close you must stop and experience this beach.



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