The Ghost Forest Along The Oregon Coast You Have To See To Believe
Rising out of the sand and seawater on Oregon’s Tillamook Coast, there are around a hundred ancient decaying stumps, known colloquially as the Neskowin Ghost Forest. This intriguing natural phenomena only appears during times of low tide, and is a dramatic, only-in-Oregon event you really must experience.
Have you visited the Neskowin Ghost Forest before? If so, we’d love to hear about your experience! If you’d like a sneak peek of what to expect, check out this video from YouTuber Michael Durham:
Curious to learn about other hidden wonders in Oregon? You’ll definitely want to read about this underwater ghost town.
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Neskowin Ghost Forest
What are some other hauntingly beautiful places in Oregon?
The Neskowin Ghost Forest is one of the most marvelous, magical, and hauntingly beautiful places in Oregon, but there are plenty other fascinating places to explore in the Beaver State:
- Octopus Tree. You'll find some of the most spectacular scenery at the Cape Mears State Scenic Viewpoint and National Wildlife Refuge in Tillamook -- and the wonders extend beyond the shores, deep into the coastal forest. For hiding in the temperate rainforests of the North Oregon Coast, there is a natural phenomenon that's easily the coolest thing you'll ever see in Oregon. Within this place where forest meets the sea, you'll find the Octopus Tree, an unwieldy, tentacled tree that looks like some sort of fantastical woodland creature. What is this mollusk-shaped marvel, you ask? It's a Sitka spruce tree that's thought to be 250 to 300 years old, with sprawling limbs and branches which extend 100 feet into the air. It's bizarre and absolutely beautiful; a place sure to capture the imaginations of all who visit.
- Peter Iredale Ghost Ship. Today, Fort Stevens is a 4,200 acre park offering exploration of history, nature, and many recreational opportunities, including a hike that leads to one of the most notoriously haunted abandoned places in Oregon.Known as the Wreck of the Peter Iredale, this attraction is one of Oregon’s most infamous ruins, and the eponymous Peter Iredale Trail will take you right to the shocking scene. The shipwreck is easily accessed via the eponymous Peter Iredale Trail, a 0.4-mile walk that's flat, straightforward, and accessible for all ages.
The Witch's Castle. One iconic local landmark is the Witch's Castle, an abandoned, moss-covered stone structure that's located along the scenic Lower Macleay Trail in Forest Park. The building was installed by Portland Parks and Recreation in the 1930s as a ranger station. The building fell into disrepair and it was eventually abandoned altogether. Yet what makes this one of the most haunted places in Oregon is the history of the land...