Nature February 09, 2017
10 Unforgettable Hikes On The Oregon Coast That Will Drop Your Jaw
Lined with rocky cliffs, old growth forests, pristine beaches, grassy mountains, and more, the Oregon Coast is positively magnificent. One of the best ways to experience the beauty of the coast is to explore it on foot. All kinds of wonderful trails wind through the scenery, leading to secret beaches, stunning viewpoints, lighthouses, and more. Next time you go visit the Oregon Coast, take a hike along one of these amazing seaside trails:
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10. Yaquina Head
This amazing hike along Yaquina Head is simply extraordinary. An easy 3.4-mile trail winds along the grassy headland, passing the beautiful Yaquina Head Lighthouse and many gorgeous viewpoints on the way.
9. Crescent Beach
A beautiful 3.6-mile trail, located in the Ecola State Park, will lead you to an amazing, serene hidden beach where you'll find incredible sea stacks, vast ocean views, and more.
8. Cape Meares
The wonderful Cape Meares Hike will take you on an unforgettable journey. You'll hike through a forest, visit a historic lighthouse, take in vast ocean views, and more on this unique 5.4-mile trail.
4. Neahkahnie Mountain
Located in Tillamook County, Neahkanie Mountain is a gorgeous place that can be reached
on either a 3-mile or 5-mile hike. Whichever trail you choose, you'll be lead along a beautiful ridge to the tip of the cape. The views are absolutely stupendous.
6. Hug Point
A super short, easy hike will lead you to this hidden beach near Arch Cape. Hug Point is a magical place where you'll find cool caves, tidepools, and even a gorgeous waterfall cascading right onto the sand.
5. Saddle Mountain
For a unique Oregon Coast experience, hike to the top of Saddle Mountain. This incredible adventure is 5.2 miles round trip, and will lead you to the top of an amazing grassy mountain by the sea. It's especially mesmerizing in early summer, when the hills are covered in wildflowers.
4. Devil's Punchbowl
The lovely 1.8-mile hike to Devil's Punchbowl is a great afternoon excursion that will lead you to one of the most unique places on the Oregon Coast. Located near Depoe Bay, this amazing hike is easily accessible from HWY 101.
3. Cape Falcon
Located near Nehalem, the hike to Cape Falcon is a stunning 4.8-mile trail full of wondrous scenery that will drop your jaw.
2. Natural Bridges
Located at the Samuel H Boardman State Scenic Corridor, the Natural Bridges Cove looks like something from a fairy tale. Not far from the trailhead, you'll find a observation platform overlooking this incredible natural wonder. If you want to keep walking, the trail continues on past the viewpoint and leads through some truly enchanting scenery.
1. Cape Lookout
The 5-mile hike to Cape Lookout will lead you through an old growth forest and along a massive cliff before ending at an amazing lookout that will let you see for miles and miles. It's also a fantastic place for whale watching. Tip: the trail can be muddy at certain times of the year, so be sure to plan accordingly.
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