hiking

kid friendly

walking

forest

views

trail running

birding

dogs on leash

wildlife

nature trips

wild flowers

beach

waterfall

The bridge is worth going, the bonus is the waterfall! What a great atmosphere!! I went with my three kids 9/2016.

on Roads End Trail

walking
3 days ago

Most of the reviews and pictures posted here are actually of the God's thumb hike. There is not an actual trail for 'Road's End Trail' it's just a suggested route for a beach walk, starting at Road's End Recreation Site, which is just a parking lot with beach access. (For a shorter walk you could start at the beach access between 72nd and 74th streets, but there are only 3 parking spots there) The 'trail' goes north on the beach around a rocky point to a little hidden beach at the base of God's thumb. This is do-able year round, but only at low tide. Walking on the rocks to get around the point can be slippery, might be hard for kids under ~10. It is a beautiful spot that has beautiful sea shells and drift wood depending on the time of year. Pay attention to the tide so you don't get stuck on the hidden beach when the tide comes back in.

backpacking
8 days ago

We did this trail out and then connected with Cummings creek trail. Amazing long day.

raised*

I love having raided platforms on trails.

hiking
20 days ago

a beautiful hike. not crowded at all. beware that you hike down to this waterfall so that means you hike back up to your car.

One of my new favorites!! Kind of a ways out there and you have to take several old logging roads, but it's absolutely worth it! Three beautiful waterfalls on this trail! At the end, you'll have to do some rock scrambling to get down to get a good view of North Fork Falls.

Beautiful and super fun with dogs!

Very nice winter walk! We came in from hiway 18. There was debris on the forest service road but easily avoided. There also appears to be active logging, so it might be a bit busier on work days.

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
30 days ago

Very easy and short hike to a waterfall overlook, accessible during winter. Trail was in good condition. Highly recommend doing this on your way to the coastal dunes.

A fantastic hike! A bit crowded on the weekends and nine miles down a winding road- but fairly easy hike. The falls is spectacular and if you want- you can get right down to the base! The bridge is amazing as well. Overall a must do!

5$ to park

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful trail through second growth first trees. it's a different hike to the waterfall as most you hike up to this one you hike down. so you have to hike back out. it's a bit muddy but well maintained. the road up to the trailhead is narrow and winding.

We really didn't see a trail. There were logs you initially had to negotiate. It appeared to be a summer trail at low tide. A complete waste of time during November weather.

Very secluded- it felt like we were in the middle of no where! The drive was long but I think worth it. The two falls at the end are beautiful! A bit uphill on the way back but overall short and pleasant hike.

A great easy hike that has a beautiful waterfall and really cool (and sturdy) suspension bridge. It was pretty muddy, so definitely wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty.