Kalaloch Beaches

Queets, Washington

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A series of day trips of varying lengths along coastal routes in the Kalaloch area. These beaches stretch along the southern coast of the Olympic Peninsula, surrounding the resort village of Kalaloch (pronounced kuh-LAY-lock). US 101 runs along the coast here, and a number of short trails descend from the bluffs to reach the broad and almost unbroken strand that stretches between the Hoh and Queets Rivers. Day trips of any length can be undertaken, but camping on these beaches is not allowed. Pets, however, are permitted on the beaches. The beaches will be discussed in detail with reference to their access points; in general, extremely short wooden causeways lead from bluff -top parking areas to the shore.

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"A series of day trips of varying lengths along coastal routes in the Kalaloch area. These beaches stretch along the southern coast of the Olympic Peninsula, surrounding the resort village of Kalaloch (pronounced kuh-LAY-lock). US 101 runs along the coast here, and a number of short trails descend from the bluffs to reach the broad and almost unbroken strand that stretches between the Hoh and Queets Rivers.

Day trips of any length can be undertaken, but camping on these beaches is not allowed. Pets, however, are permitted on the beaches. The beaches will be discussed in detail with reference to their access points; in general, extremely short wooden causeways lead from bluff -top parking areas to the shore."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Queets
Distance: 0.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Olympic National Park, permit required for backcountry camping
Local Maps: USGS Destruction Island, Queets; Custom Correct South Olympic Coast

Kalaloch Beaches Reviews

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10/11/2009
My family moved to Washington state in 2003 from the midwest and we REALLY had no idea of the landscapes that awaited us here! The Olympic peninsula has it all! Mountains, Rainforests and the Pacific Coast all with-in a couple hours drive of the state capital of Olympia...Washington is a hiker's dreamland!
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2/13/2007
This is one of the most popular beaches on the NW coast of the Olympic Peninsula and with good reason. The beach is rugged and scenic and is easily accesible from the parking lot of the nearby camp store/cabins. Both factors (popularity and accesibility) also mean that there are lots more people here than at some of the more remote beaches. If you want scenic photo ops, Kalaloch is a great stop. If you want isolated serenity, park at one of the smaller beach stops and hike a mile down the beach.
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