Second Beach


Backpack - Second Beach

Experience the most beautiful beach on the Olympic Coast when the beach is uncrowded, seeing interesting rock formations and marine life and camping two nights on the beach with smores around the campfire each evening.

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  • Fri, Sep 14, 2018 — Sun, Sep 16, 2018
  • Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee
  • Backpacking
  • 20-30 Somethings, Families, Adults, Singles, Youth, Retired Rovers
  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 350 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

Meet at 9 AM Friday September 14 on the front porch of the Olympic National Park Wilderness Information Center (WIC) at 3002 Mt. Angeles Road in Port Angeles, reached by turning left from US 101 in Port Angeles onto Race Street, which becomes Mt. Angeles Road.  The WIC will be on your right at the south end of town. 

At the WIC we will pay camping fees of $8 per night per person over 15, and pick up required free bear canisters for those who don't have them.  We will drive for 1.5 hours from there to the trailhead on SR 110, just before it ends at the town of La Push.  Last minute needs can be purchased at the La Push general store.   No parking pass is required at the trailhead.  Restrooms are located at the WIC.  There is a portapotty at the trailhead and an outhouse at the beach.

This is a rare opportunity to camp on a beautiful beach when it is uncrowded.   We will hike out Sunday morning around 10 AM.  There will be an optional lunch stop during the drive home at the Hungry Bear Restaurant. 


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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