Third Beach

Third Beach is an easy, 3.6 mile in-and-out day hike or backpack with 280 ft in elevation gain. Start off on an old road trail through forest to the rugged beach and a scenic falls.

Maps: South Olympic Coast (CC), La Push (USGS) A short trail leads down to the beach. Tents can be pitched on the sand and the day can be spent hiking, exploring the beach, and examining tide pools. The most difficult part of the trip is scrambling over deadfall washed up on the beach. There is a stream near the trail that can be used for filtering water. There is a vault toilet on the ridge above the beach.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 3.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 280 ft
  • 280 ft
  • Land Manager: Olympic National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • Green Trails La Push No. 163S

Upcoming Activities

Explorers Weekend Trips - Third Beach

Youth Youth activity: Olympia Explorers 2023/2024
Weekend trips for Explorers youth and their families to get out, practice their skills, and
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, Mar 23, 2024 - Sun, Mar 24, 2024
No Prerequisites
11 participants 12 chaperones
Registration closes Mar 21
Olympia Branch
Claire Edwards
Qualified Youth Leader

Adventure Activity - Third Beach

Youth Youth activity: Mini Mountaineers
Let's get adventurous! Minis backpacking adventure to the coast!
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, Aug 17, 2024 - Sun, Aug 18, 2024
No Prerequisites
5 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Aug 15
Tacoma Branch
Megan Hartness
Qualified Youth Leader
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