Second Beach


Backpack - Second Beach

This is a short, easy backpack trip to a beautiful beach, where we will camp two nights to allow a full day to explore and enjoy the beach and observe marine life at low tides.

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  • Fri, Jul 31, 2015 — Sun, Aug 2, 2015
  • Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee
  • Backpacking
  • Singles, Retired Rovers, Families, Adults, 20-30 Somethings
  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 350 ft

Meet at Noon Friday at the Olympic National Park Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles.

At the Wilderness Information Center we will pay camp, Park and canister fees and those without them will pick up required bear canisters.  Then we will drive for ninety minutes to the trailhead near La Push.  Food and missing items can be purchased at the La Push general store, within walking distance of the trailhead on a nice paved walkway.  This is a good trip for families with young children.  We will have all day Saturday to explore the beach and observe marine life at low tide.  Driftwood campfires are permitted on the beach.  So there will be opportunities for kite-flying, frisbee throwing and smores.  The trail in is short and level enough and in good condition, so that multiple trips in from the car could be made in a short time period.  Those renting bear canisters at the Port Angeles WIC must stop there on the way home to return them. 


Second Beach

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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