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
Map
  • Green Trails La Push No. 163S
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Seattle Pathfinders & Nomads Backpacking - Third Beach

Youth Youth activity
An overnight backpack to 3rd-beach for coastal exploration!
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, May 11, 2024 - Sun, May 12, 2024
Prerequisites
12 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Apr 18
Seattle Branch
Alvaro Juarez
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
4 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Aug 15
Tacoma Branch
Megan Hartness
Qualified Youth Leader
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