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Ruby Beach

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Lonely Planet Experiences: Excursion to Olympic Mountain National Park
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Excursion to Olympic Mountain National Park

As one of the most diverse ecosystems in the United States, Olympic National Park holds much for the outdoor enthusiast. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is in a remote peninsula nestled along the Pacific Ocean, and its unique biosphere boasts jagged mountain peaks, gorgeous wildlife, and glaciers.<br><br>Your small group excursion (you and up to 9 others) will take a full day, as you are driven to the highlights of what make Olympic National Park so special. The entire tour consists of a few hikes, amounting to roughly 4.5 miles of easy to moderate hiking, with lots of breaks as needed. After Hurricane Ridge, you will stop for lunch, where your guide can recommend the best places to eat. For this tour, dress in layers, as the weather patterns can vary throughout the day. Hiking boots are recommended, though not required, and the hikes require minimal levels of fitness. Return to Seattle at approximately 7:30 pm.
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dunadan wrote a review Oct 2020
Lynnwood, Washington2,413 contributions458 helpful votes
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On a day-trip north from Seabrook along 101, we spent a lovely hour or so strolling the gorgeous Ruby Beach. There were a fair number of people on the beach, but not so many as to make social distancing difficult. When we set off walking south, we encountered few people. Along the way, we found a few small tide pools and marveled at the hundreds of anemones and other invertebrates. Further south, there are several small sea caves that make for interesting photo opps. Although the beach near the mouth of the river was pretty clean, we imagine that further south or north there are opportunities to do some productive beach combing and agate/seaglass hunting.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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carrieul wrote a review Sep 2020
Kirkland, Washington452 contributions139 helpful votes
Short walk down from parking lot to a beach with lots of wonderful things to see like rock outcroppings, incredible waves rolling in set after set, etc.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Helen C wrote a review Sep 2020
Renton, Washington640 contributions119 helpful votes
This place beats Canon Beach and Face Rock in Oregon. With it's driftwood and pebble Beach, it's definitely more mysterious and stands out as one of the best on the West Coast. Need to watch your step on the pebble beach because we saw someone being treated by the park ranger for a foot injury. Our hiking sticks helped us keep balance. Parking is difficult to get on a weekend. There are vault toilets at the parking lot. I don't think there is running water.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jane S wrote a review Sep 2020
Valparaiso, Indiana89 contributions41 helpful votes
Birdie at the ranger station told us that many scenes from Twilight were filmed at Ruby Beach, and I can see why. The many rock formations erupting from the beach and the water would be perfect for the creepy atmosphere needed in that film. The fact that the smoke and fog covered much of the landscape just added to the ethereal feeling.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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M. J. Leake wrote a review Sep 2020
Packwood, Washington92 contributions16 helpful votes
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This iconic landscape photo location is phenomenal to gaze upon the beauty before you. I took the photos the day before the smoke from the western fires in 2020 settled in on the coast.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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