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“It was November--the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds,

deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines." - L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Hole in the Wall

Parent Category: Hiking
in Coast
Created: 14 July 2014
Location: Olympic Peninsula, Rialto Beach
Roundtrip of the trail: 4 miles
Features: Coast, Wildlife, Cliffs
Information: Not accessible on high tide
GPS Coordinates: 47°55'16.0"N 124°38'17.5"W
Hours:

Dawn to Dusk

Year Round

Photo from Olympic Peninsula, Hole in the WallPictures below will take you on a virtual tour along the hike and will easily help you to imagine it!

Description:

Photo from Olympic Peninsula, Hole in the Wall

This beautiful path runs along the sea to an outstanding Hall in the Wall, a natural arch in the sea, which was creatively carved by wind and surf.  The Hole in the Wall is located in a far end of the Olympic Coast. The beach starts from the parking lot, opening great views from the very beginning.

The 2-mile hike to the arch can be hiked only during low tides, though the spectacular beauty of the beach can be enjoyed all the year round. Sea stacks, huge logs, rocks and gorgeous views!

Photo from Olympic Peninsula, Hole in the Wall

Enjoy the beauty of the hike from the very beginning, but remember not to climb on giant logs, because they can be easily thrown into the sea during high tide. In about a mile from the beginning you will reach Ellen Creek. Sometimes it is hard to cross it, but taking the boots off may really help.

After Ellen Creek the Hole in the Wall can be easily seen, only less than a mile is left till the most beautiful place of the hike. The tide pools here are wonderful; full of a great number of starfish, mussels, sea anemones, etc. While hiking look for bald eagles, deer and sea otters.

The driftwood is a perfect place for pitching a tent, but don’t forget to hang your food. Here are lots of raccoons that are known for stealing food.

Photo from Olympic Peninsula, Hole in the Wall

This area can be characterized by such words as rocky beaches, giant drift logs, huge pounding waves and views of the sea.

Don’t forget to take the camera with you, because this hike is one of the most popular among the photographers who enjoy the sea. It is not so long and can be easily accessed, but it provides stunning, gorgeous, breathtaking views of the rocks, logs and endless horizon.

Directions:

From Port Angeles

Take US 101 west and drive for about 55 miles to the junction with State Route 110, it is signed as Mora-La Push. Continue west on SR 110. In 7.7 miles take the right fork - Mora Road and continue for 5 miles to the end of the road till you sea the trailhead.

These pictures were taken on June 12, 2014

In order to get the directions click on the link below:

Photo: Roman Khomlyak

Photo Editing: Pavlo Petryshyn

Information: Marina Petrova

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