Cape Lookout Trail

EASY 87 reviews
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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.

4.6 miles 1036 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

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.

hiking
12 days ago

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.

25 days ago

Beautiful view of the coastline at the end. I would do it again.

1 month ago

Awesome views

hiking
1 month ago

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!

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

A good trail for getting off the beaten path, easy for most everyone, some mud but mastly well maintained

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views all along this trail. last part has roots and some mud. no big deal. The views are worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

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!!

4 months ago

Nicely groomed trail. Great views!
Moderately challenging. Would be great during whale watching.

hiking
4 months ago

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

4 months ago

walking
5 months ago

Beautiful scenery!

5 months ago

hiking
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hiking
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5 months ago

Awesome views throughout the hike. The last mile is full of huge roots and a bit of mud... Beware.

5 months ago

5 months ago

Absolutely stunning as you walk under a canopy of leaves. The massive trees are beautiful along the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.