Third Beach


Backpack - Third Beach

Backpack 3.6 miles round trip with minimal elevation gain to beautiful Third Beach, where we camp two nights and have a full day to explore the beach, including interesting marine life at exceptionally low tides on Sunday and Monday mornings.

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  • Sat, Jun 4, 2016 — Mon, Jun 6, 2016
  • Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee
  • Backpacking
  • Singles, Families, Retired Rovers, Adults, 20-30 Somethings
  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 280 ft

Meet at Noon on Saturday June 4 at the Olympic National Park Wilderness Information Center on Race Street in Port Angeles.

This is an opportunity for a relaxing experience, camping two nights on the beach and enjoying smores at two evening campfires.  Exceptionally low tides on Sunday and Monday mornings will expose usually hidden marine life.  Sunday activities could include a walk on the beach, kite flying, frisbee throwing or just soaking up the sun and salt air.  This is a good trip for first time backpackers and families with young children.  Camp fees are $5 per person per night and a National Park pass or admission fee is required.


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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