Seal Rock State Recreation Area Trail

EASY 3 reviews

Seal Rock State Recreation Area Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Seal Rock, OR that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.4 miles 55 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


Crashing waves pound basalt cliffs, while harbor seals and sea lions hide out in a sheltered cove. The short hike around Seal Rock State Wayside rewards you with wildlife, crashing waves, and a chance to pick around the tidepools. Make sure you hike down to the south end of the beach to check out the pools - and be sure to watch for seals and sea lions in the surf or on the offshore rocks.

24 days ago

Not as busy as some other beaches.The formations are amazing.

4 months ago

1 year ago

It looked like a less popular beach with some rock climbing opportunities if you're into that, although it's probably frowned upon. It's not a very big area and I didn't find myself spending a whole lot of time there before I was done with it.