Cape Lookout Trail is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tillamook, OR that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A beautiful peninsula into the Pacific Ocean with plenty of views There isn't much elevation change in this peninsula walk, just great views! You'll be hiking along cliffs 400 feet above the water below. If you are lucky and its not raining you'll be rewarded with amazing views.
Love this trail! Incredible views of the coastline. Did this hike on a road trip in July and the trail was so lush and green! The soil was dark, mossy, and rich with ferns and wild berries and flowers. The surrounding forrest is impressive, with lots of large uprooted trees creating mossy caverns, caves and eerily beautiful formations. Bring a camera! The lookout at the end is very pretty, but honestly, the entire trail is equally beautiful and enjoyable. One of my most favorite trails of all time!
Amazing hike. Be ready for rain -- the cape seems to generate its own micro-climate. Trail is well-maintained and easy to follow. There are several points with great views of the ocean, and the foliage along the trail is amazing, too.
The last quarter of the trail was covered in mud and roots slick with mud. Made navigating a bit precarious, saw many people without proper footwear turn back.
Treking poles made navigating the roots/mud easier. The views are worth the muddy walk :) this was a beautiful and fun hike.
The first half of the hike was great!! Right after the view point the trail started to get lots of roots and water. Very muddy the second half. Went with small kids and it just got risky for our group. But the first half was still almost 3 miles round trip and we loved that part.
A good trail for getting off the beaten path, easy for most everyone, some mud but mastly well maintained
Beautiful views all along this trail. last part has roots and some mud. no big deal. The views are worth it.
Hiked the peninsula in late March, we were welcomed by a beautiful clear day with fantastic views of the coastline. This was super easy going with just a couple of places on the trail that had scattered roots, which only added to the beauty of the hike (watch your footing though). Easy enough to bring my pup along and I will be coming back!!
Nicely groomed trail. Great views!
Moderately challenging. Would be great during whale watching.
This hike was great. A good balance challenge with roots and rocks, and quite a bit of mud. The views along the trail are beautifully amazing however the final end point is quite disappointing compared to the views you get on the actual trail
Awesome views throughout the hike. The last mile is full of huge roots and a bit of mud... Beware.
Absolutely stunning as you walk under a canopy of leaves. The massive trees are beautiful along the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.
Awesome trail out to the end of cape lookout!! Mostly down hill out and uphill back. Great views of the beaches through out the trail. Was very busy due to the high temperatures in the Portland area this weekend.
I have done all three of the trails cape lookout has to offer. South trail is the shortest and has many switchbacks down to a secluded beach. Cape trail goes way up in the cliffs and is around 2.3 miles one way. It is the most used out of all three, because of the site you get from the top etc. south trail is very terrain and is the longest marking to 2.4 miles one way down to a secluded beach as well. Going back up is intense due to the incline.
Nice ,easy, dog and kid friendly trail.