Pets allowed
Not Allowed
Elevation Gain
50.00 ft (15.24 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
3.30 mi (5.31 km)
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Hole-in-the-Wall Trail is an easygoing hike that showcases the rugged beauty of Washington's Pacific coast. This trail departs from the Rialto Beach parking area located at the end of Mora Road, inside of Olympic National Park. Don't forget your National Park Pass, or you'll have to pay a $30 per car entry fee. 

Depart from the Rialto Beach parking area and head north along the rocky shoreline. Dense forests border the beach to your right, and along the way you'll spot driftwood of all shapes and sizes. Be sure to keep an eye on the treetops, as eagles are a common sight in this area. A number of small islands and sea stacks dot the Pacific Ocean to your left, and you may catch a glimpse of whales or otters, depending on the season. 

The Hole-in-the-Wall feature is located about 1.6 miles from the parking area. Make sure to check the tide schedule before beginning your hike, as this trail becomes inaccessible during high tide. Take some time to admire the naturally-formed arch and jagged features of the towering rocks before heading back to return to the parking area.  

Hole-in-the-Wall and Rialto Beach are located just north of La Push Beach, an area of rich historical and cultural significance located within the Quileute Indian Reservation. The Quileute people have inhabited this coastal area for generations, and their ancestral legends claim the Quileutes were once wolves who were changed into people. Also nearby is the town of Forks, which notably served as the setting for the Twilight franchise.

Hole-in-the-Wall's natural beauty and easy accessibility make it an excellent destination for those looking to experience Washington's unique history firsthand.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Family friendly. Wildlife. Easily accessible.

Cons

Exposed to sun. Inaccessible at high tide. No dogs.

Highest point

50.00 ft (15.24 m)

Features

Family friendly
Vault toilet
Wildlife
Bird watching

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

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