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Olympic National Park encompasses an incredibly diverse landscape, including over 70 miles of Pacific Coastline teeming with marine life and lined with magnificent rock formations. The Rialto Beach Tide Pooling tour highlights the coastal area of the Olympic Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean. Our guides are professional and knowledgeable about the numerous forms of flora and fauna that this area is known for. This is a great Olympic guided tour that is well suited for families and hikers of all abilities who are interested in learning about the coastal section of Olympic National Park.
Meeting Location: Rialto Beach Trailhead
High Point: Insignificant
Elevation Gain: Insignificant
Join us for a day of exploring this unforgettable beach and learn about the numerous forms of life and the fascinating topography they call home. Over the course of the day, your group will be guided along the sandy Rialto Beach where you will have the opportunity to leisurely explore the coastline. At low tide, you will marvel at the endless tide pools full of sea stars, anemones, crabs and other creatures. Perhaps you will be lucky enough to spot migrating whales in the distant crashing waves, as well as sea otters or sea lions. A couple miles down the beach is Hole-in-the-Wall, a massive, natural arch that you can walk through, as the tide allows. Our hike offer the opportunity to extend the tour past Hole-in-the-Wall, should you desire to explore further. Be sure to pack an extra layer, and shoes that you do not mind getting wet, as the Pacific Ocean can be deceptively chilly.
Tide Pooling: Our Rialto Beach Tide Pooling hike is available every day listed, but tidal patterns may vary. The hike can be enjoyed at low or high tide but if your intention is to join us to see tide pools, we advise booking a day with low tide in the morning (between 8 am and 12 pm). Please use the link below to help plan your visit.