Ruby Beach Trail

Forks, Washington 98331

Ruby Beach Trail

Ruby Beach Trail Professional Review and Guide

"A short, easy walk leads families to another popular ocean beach with unbroken sands, which are supposed to be tinted slightly pink by the presence of tiny grains of garnet, the color of rubies. Don’t be disappointed if you can’t see the color; it’s very subtle. Huge rocks stand like stone pillars against the sea. Logs and broken trees are ground to pieces by the surge of breakers.

The sea stacks and islands visible from the beach have led to some historic shipwrecks. Destruction Island is one of the islands, historically named by a British ship captain because Indians attacked crewmembers there while they were collecting water. The closest one is Abbey Island, which the kids can enjoy looking at, particularly at low tide."

More Ruby Beach Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Ruby Beach is a well-known location often depicted on postcards, calendars, and posters. One reason for this fame is that the beach is exceptionally photogenic, with dramatic rock pinnacles and islands. The beach is also extremely easy to reach, with a simple, downhill, 0.2-mile path to the shore. Both of these attributes make it a great destination for hikers as well as photographers.

Not surprisingly, easy access and remarkable scenery ensure that the first part of the trip is far from a wilderness experience. On a typical summer day, hundreds of people come to visit this lovely spot. If you want to avoid the crowds, come on a weekday in the off-season, or simply leave the tourists behind by wading across Cedar Creek and walking the long and usually lonely beach north to Hoh River."

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Excellent trail! Too many people, of course it was Labor Day!

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Trail Information

Nearby City
50 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Year round
50 feet
Trailhead Elevation
100 feet
Top Elevation
Olympic National Park
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 163S LaPush
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018