Third Beach


Backpack - Third Beach

Backpack in an easy 1.7 miles to beautiful Third Beach, where we camp two nights and have all day Saturday to explore and enjoy the beach and see interesting marine life at low tides.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 280 ft

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

This is an opportunity for a relaxing full day on a beautiful coastal beach only accessible by foot, but with an easy 1.7 mile backpack in, with little elevation gain.  We will camp both Friday and Saturday nights at the same location, leaving all day Saturday to explore the beach and observe interesting marine life at low tides.   Bring frisbees, kites, swim suits and smores material.  This is an excellent trip for families with young children.  On Friday at the Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles we will pay camp, Park and canister fees and those without them will pick up required bear canisters.  There will then be a 90 minute drive to the trailhead near La Push.  On the return home, those renting canisters from the WIC will need to stop there to return them. 


Third 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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