Cape Lookout Trail is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tillamook, Oregon 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.
Slippery when we went, definitely muddy. Magnificent views ( I would not take my 5 year old on this hike) some areas are narrow and end abruptly. Whales were migrating through and showing off
Out with the family. Beautiful views. I can see why hiking in the winter is a great time to go. Sun is low in the AM making the place seem dramatic.
Hiked this trail on Jan 1, 2017 with my 10 and 13 year old daughters along. It's a great hike to do with active kids. Lots of turns, varied terrain and great views to keep them interested. Great little side trails with spectacular photo ops if you're extra careful.
The parking lot was nearly full when we arrived (and it was snowing!), but the trail didn't "feel" crowded; perhaps because you could never see very far ahead of where you were (twists and turns). It was in the high 30's when we started the hike...but then the sun broke out and we nearly baked on the cliffs. Wear layers and be prepared for weather / temperature changes. Also - the 2nd half of the trail was extremely muddy and covered in roots you have to climb through carefully. You'll be happy you wore your waterproof trekking boots if you like the extra support and dry feet. With that said, I saw several trail runners go by in both directions. My girls wore trail running shoes and wool socks and, despite wet feet, were happy.
I think this has to be one of my favorite trails. Very fairytale like, I went when there was a minimal amount of people and got lost in a sea of green, lost figuratively. It has beautiful views, definitely worth it and very easy quick hike.
Beautiful view of the coastline at the end. I would do it again.
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.