kid friendly

This corridor is a 12 mile, forested linear park with a rugged, steep coastline interrupted by small sand beaches. This park was named in honor of Samuel H. Boardman, the first Oregon Parks superintendent. He and others of his generation felt this shining green emerald coastline should be saved for the public. What gems they gave us: admire the 300-year old sitka spruce trees, gaze at the amazing Arch Rock and Natural Bridges, and walk the 27 miles of Oregon Coast Trail that weave through giant forests. Seaside prairies, spectacular vistas, secluded cove beaches, rugged cliffs and forested sea stacks come one after the other at this park. Visit old mining sites. Stand and ponder the old shell middens and wonder what it was like to live in a native American village by the Pacific Ocean.

Didn't have time to make it all the way down because we got there too late, but ended up at a lookout peninsula that was absolutely gorgeous. Would definitely come back earlier in the day to go all the way down to the beach!

Great views and somewhat technical terrain depending on your speed.

A little walk with great views. How can an .8 mile walk with 134' of elevation be rated moderate? It's a very easy walk.

Beautiful views with very little effort.

Great stretch of trail with the exception of being so close to 101 and hearing and seeing cars so much but this stretch of coast that I live near is incredible

Parts of the hike are beautiful with views but a lot of it is pretty drab forest but definitely worth seeing. Living close it's one of my go to short hikes.

1 month ago

Three ways to get there....straight in short or you can go in from the north or south.

Nice little walk. I've never done it without doing some of the trails north or south. Great to go in there and hike to Arch rock.

Great area worth the stop.

2 months ago

There are two ways to get here. the long way is parking at thunder cove right after the actual pinpoint for this trail. The other is a much shorter but steeper trail it is in a small parking area that isn't easy to turn into with a guardrail on the left side of the road. there is a space that is hidden from the road like a hobbit hole. Trail is quick. beaches are awesome. Not the best for tidepooling but I would visit again for sure.

Nice short packed trail to several viewing areas including Arch Rock

This is the Arch Rock trail from the pin drop. Beautiful viewpoint.

2 months ago

Hiked the longer trail from the Thunder Bay turnout. Then missed the trail sign marking the junction. Other hikers came down another trail from a parking area north of Thunder Bay trailhead. Stunning beach with a waterfall

scenic driving
2 months ago

Beautiful drive with several great easy and intermediate hikes.


Great hiking in a beautiful setting!

Good little hike with nice views.

Easy hike out to panoramic views.