Clatsop Loop Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cannon Beach, OR and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible year-round.
We took the steeper route up and then
Loved this spot, weather was perfect in August, saw a couple elk, heavy vegetation and gorgeous views and overlooks, plus this spot was the back drop to the Goonies and last scene in point break!
Beautiful view of the light house.
We enjoyed this trail.
Awesome short hike. Challenging but fun. Great views of Cannon Beach and Indian Beach. Lots of surfers to watch. Need moderate endurance to enjoy this hike!
This is a great hike with gorgeous views! There were not too many people on the trail when we were there which was awesome! The terrain was not too difficult, but not so easy that it was boring.
Awesome trail. Got rained on, but that is normal for the coast. we counted 30 slugs, one yellow finch, one snail, and one fawn while on the trail.
A tough slog uphill at the beginning (aka a good workout). Beach and lighthouse viewpoints were lovely. The concrete bunkers definitely added intrigue.
Great addition to the Ecola Park to Indian Beach hike. The forest side of the trail is well groomed through a beautiful forest. The coast side is a bit more 'wild' with more growth covering the trail and mud if it's been wet. The views are lovely and ending at the beach are tidal pools at low tide.
So so beautiful! The heights were something I haven't experienced, vertigo kicks in for sure! I didn't want to leave! Next time camping there!
Fun trail off my favorite beach, Indian Beach. Big trees, views of the ocean and the tillamook lighthouse, plus a place for camping!
We stayed on the cliffside trail out and back. Lovely views and a long up on the way out. Muddy at times even after several days without rain.
Beautiful views, great exercise steady incline all the way to the camp
The west section of the trail has great views, including the lighthouse. If you're going specifically yo see the lighthouse, avoid going on foggy days. If you're overnight hiking then the fog gives the camp site a serene vibe. Also if you are overnight hiking, be aware that you can no longer park at indian beach, thus the 3 star rating. The closest parking is 3 miles away. So either have a ride to and from your vehicle, or be prepared to hoof it the extra 3 miles to, and 3 miles from the camp site (which I had to do due to lack of warning or knowledge of this).
I hit the trail at 6 AM and only saw one other hiker. There was still fog at the overlook so the lighthouse was difficult to see. On the trek back down, however, the sun came out for some spectacular views. There was a few people who had spent the night at the hiker cabins. Very wet and muddy trail so watch your step. Beautiful.