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The 5: Best Hikes near Kalaloch in Olympic National Park

Sunset at Kalaloch Beach

Sunset at Kalaloch Beach

 

Kalaloch, meaning “A Good Place to Land” in the Quinault Language, is indeed just that. This ideal vacation destination in the Olympic National Park is beautiful and accessible year round. With the rainforest just miles away, Kalaloch Beach makes for the perfect spot to camp or stay at the Kalaloch Lodge to enjoy the rugged beauty of the Washington Coast.

 

While there are just a few hikes around the area, the destinations of these hikes give you world class beauty with relative ease. Giant trees, impressive sea stacks, tidepools and what some consider the best sunsets in the country await you at Kalaloch. With a huge campground and an awesome lodge, skipping a chance to stay at Kalaloch and hiking the region is a mistake.

 

To entice you further to explore Kalaloch Beach and the surrounding region of the Olympic National Park, we have put together these 5 awesome hiking destinations for you and your family. As always, check the tides before you hike on the beach, as there is a possibility you will get stranded during high tide.  Hike one or hike all five. Either way, you will fall in love with the greatness and beauty of Kalaloch.

 

 

 

 THE 5 BEST HIKES NEAR KALALOCH

 

 

RUBY BEACH HIKE

Ruby Beach at High Tide

Ruby Beach at High Tide

 

How Far From Kalaloch Lodge? 7.6 Miles

 

Distance: 2 Miles Round Trip

 

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/DlJd2

 

Who: Everyone

 

 

KALALOCH BEACH AND CAVES HIKE

Kalaloch Beach Hiking

Kalaloch Beach Hiking

 

How Far From Kalaloch Lodge? Less than 1 mile

 

Distance: 2 Miles Round Trip

 

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/YJ8CF

 

Who: Everyone

 

 

Mouth of the Queets River Hike

Mouth of the Queets River. Image Courtesy of Washington State Department of Ecology

Mouth of the Queets River.
Image Courtesy of Washington State Department of Ecology

 

How Far From Kalaloch Lodge? 2.8 Miles

 

Distance: 3 Miles Round Trip

 

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/LN97E

 

Who: Moderate to Experienced Hikers.

 

 

 

MOUTH OF THE HOH RIVER HIKE

The Mouth of the Hoh River. Photo Credit: olypenaerials.zenfolio.com

The Mouth of the Hoh River.
Photo Credit: olypenaerials.zenfolio.com

 

How Far From Kalaloch Lodge? 7.6 Miles

 

Distance: 3 Miles Round Trip from Ruby Beach

 

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/5tcTw

 

Who: Moderate to Experienced Hikers.

 

Pro-tip: You can also reach the Mouth of the Hoh River from here: http://goo.gl/maps/yD43M

 

 

KALALOCH GIANT CEDAR

UPDATE: The Tree has Fallen! http://bit.ly/ObrMYy

 

Kalaloch Cedar

 

How Far From Kalaloch Lodge? 6 Miles

Distance: .3 Miles

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/Ii73U

Who: Everyone

 

 

BONUS

Since the Kalaloch Cedar has partially fallen (link: http://bit.ly/ObrMYy) access to this trail may be limited. That is why we give you another option of an impressive tree just to the south of Kalaloch in the Quinault Region.

 

QUINAULT CEDAR

Quinault Cedar

Quinault Cedar

 

How Far From Kalaloch Lodge? 33 Miles

Distance: .4 Miles Round Trip

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/HTyvL

Who: Everyone

 

 

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