Distance: 5 km round trip
Elevation Gain: 65 m
Special Considerations: This is the first leg of the Juan De Fuca trail, a multi day hike, and camping is allowed on this beach.
A beautiful walk through the woods leads you down to the beach. Its is nearly all down hill the way there and up on the way back.
The route is clear but expect many tree roots and big steps (poles are helpful). There is a lovely suspension bridge to cross.
When you get to the beach you will have to descend several stairs. Down on the beach there is an interesting cave and waterfall. This is a very popular hike and will likely be busy. Prepare for all weather, it is colder in the forest and if a sunny day quite hot on the beach. This is rain-forest so always be aware as things can be slippery and there is often mud.
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