Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - Second Beach

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - Second Beach

This field trip will give B3 students the opportunity to try out gear and new skills on an easy overnight backpack with an experienced mentor. Spend a night on one of the most beautiful and accessible beaches in the state during peak Milky Way visibility.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 350 ft
  • Pace: 1-2mph

Olympic National Park Wilderness Information Center

3002 Mt Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98362


Hard sided bear canisters are REQUIRED on the coast due to raccoons! Ursacks aren't allowed. Canisters can be rented from the rangers when we pick up permits or at REI.

We will be on the beach during peak Milky Way visibility, so if you're an aspiring astrophotographer this is the trip for you - bring your tripod!

Permits are $8 per person so your leader would greatly appreciate it if you could reimburse him.


Second Beach

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials, plus overnight gear as specified by the trip leader

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