Kalaloch Beach

Enjoy year 'round beach hiking and backpacking on up to 21 miles on the Olympic Coast's six numbered beaches north and south of Kalaloch Lodge and Campground.

getting there

Drive US-101 to Kalaloch Lodge, Campground, and Ranger Station.

on the trail

Kalaloch Beach is comprised of six number beaches.  South of Kalaloch Campground are Beaches 1 and 2 which allow up to 6 miles of round trip hiking.  North of the campground are Beaches 3 through 6 which allow for up 15.4 miles of round trip hiking. One common day hike north of the campground is to Browns Point, 4 miles round trip.


  • Kalaloch Creek crosses the beginning of the trail with varying water levels, especially during spring. Consider wearing well sealed boots and bringing a spare pair of shoes to change into after the hike.
  • Check the tide tables, especially if you plan to round Browns Point.

Information for Leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-stewardship related activity, please limit your group size to the recommended party size. The maximum party size is for use by stewardship trips only, and includes both participants and leaders. Group size maximums do not reflect how stewardship trips are run (in smaller groups of participants and leaders), but allow for leaders to register the activity in our system.
  • This route allows multiple bookings to accommodate one "regular" trip and one stewardship activity. Please check scheduled trips listed below in the "Activities" tab to be sure that your trip does not conflict with one that is already scheduled.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 50 ft
  • 100 ft
  • Land Manager: Olympic National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 25
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 25
  • Custom Correct South Olympic Coast
  • Trails Illustrated Olympic National Park
  • Green Trails Olympic Coast Beaches No. 99S
Trip Reports

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  • Kalaloch Beach South
  • Kalaloch Beach North
  • Kalaloch to Browns Point
  • Kalaloch to Ruby Beach
  • Kalaloch Campground
  • Kalaloch Lodge

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