South Coast Beach Travelway
Ecosystem Type: Coastal beach, coastal forest
Trail Tread Types: Primitive
General Elevation Trend: Mostly flat
Level of Difficulty: Moderate to difficult
Distance: 15.3 miles
Elevation Change: 3,500 ft. (cummulative)
Best Season: All year
Connecting Trails: Oil City Trail, Third Beach Trail
Stock: Closed to stock
Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect park resources and to prevent further camping regulations. Camp on bare ground, in established sites or on the beach above the high tide line to prevent lasting impacts and vegetation damage.
Fires: Gather firewood from the beach only and not from the forest.
Wildlife Precautions: Save the Bears! Please learn how to properly secure your food to protect bears and yourself. Do not feed any wild animals! Food must be stored in a hard-sided container on the entire Olympic Coast.
Safety: Headland trails, marked by orange and black targets, bypass areas that are impassable due to terrain or high tides. Some trails require climbing rope ladders which can be hazardous. Be wary of loose rocks that can fall from above. Rocks and logs can be slippery and can tip or roll. Always hike with a tide chart.
River Crossings: Falls Creek can be from ankle to waist deep, Goodman Creek can be from knee deep to shoulder deep and is often unfordable in winter, Mosquito Creek is usually knee deep if crossed where it meets with the surf.