South Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cloverdale, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Return route for South Trail
The payoff on this hike is pretty fantastic. We had a beautiful day today and made it down quickly to the beach. We did plenty of walking and running along the beach and had racked up 6 miles by the time we marched back up to the trailhead. Trail is in good condition, but I doubt it ever completely dries out, so be ready for some mud and wet roots/rocks. Footwear with good traction is a real plus on this one.
fun trail, roots & switchbacks, it was hot in tillamook but nice cool & misty on this trail.
A good hike down the the beach, lots of cutbacks. Wouldn't call the moderate not easy, only for the return hike back up ;)
Muddy in spots but saw some gray whales. Great views of the coastline as well.
A great little trail. The map associated with this trail is the correct area but the wrong trail. This trail begins at the same location as the map indicates but immediately begins to switch back all the way down to the beach for 1.8 miles. The cove at the end of the trail is beautiful and worth the hike.
This is the first leg of the trail, to return just head back on the same trail. The actual elevation change is approximately 846 feet. The views are great and well worth a look.