Sunset Bay to Cape Arago

EASY 28 reviews
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Sunset Bay to Cape Arago is a 8.5 mile out and back trail located near Coos Bay, OR that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

8.5 miles 900 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

This hike is a beautiful coastal walk along a strip of Oregon coastline. This amazing hike starts in beautiful Sunset Bay, takes you through beautiful gardens in Shore Acres State Park, stops at a sea lion viewpoint off a road and ends with a closeup view of sea lions at Cape Arago. The return trip takes you a slightly different way for different coastal views past amazing rock formations. It is an easy afternoon and you should definitely bring a camera!

hiking
28 days ago

I live in North Bend and this is the best ocean walk in the area. If you only have time for one hike this is the right one.

2 months ago

Great way to spend time with family and enjoy the beautiful views

3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

The most gorgeous views. I'll never get tired of being here.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike with stunning views!!

hiking
4 months ago

This trail has so much beauty. I'm one of the lucky ones who can call this area home. I hike here rain or shine in every season. You get the beauty of trees and the ever changing shore. You are sure to see sea lions, wild flowers, wild mushrooms, and much more. I recommend this hike to anyone!

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Gorgeous! This trail never disappoints me!

hiking
6 months ago

This is a wonderful hike that's easy for most people. Combine this trial and go all the way to Cape Arago for a great half day hike. One of our favorites in Oregon.

hiking
6 months ago

Neat little area stayed near by on bastendorf beach. Amature rock climbing off trail fun little spot

hiking
6 months ago

What a great hike. Spectacular vistas, nice woods, beach access in a few places. I am definitely going back to this park.

7 months ago

Nice hike, lots of paths to explore.

hiking
8 months ago

Absolutely beautiful hidden Gem... The hike itself is pretty easy and clear cut. There are plenty of smaller cut out trails that lead to breathtaking views. I would highly recommend any and everyone to take this Hike...

8 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Just beautiful and well maintained

1 year ago

1 year ago

Easy hike with great views.

hiking
1 year ago

Spectacular calender type views of rocky shore and surf . Well maintained but no signs. Appears to be part of Oregon coast trail but not sure due to lack of signs. Goes past Simpson Reef viewing area for great view of seal and sea lion area, on way to Cape arago. A botanical garden is on route as well

hiking
2 years ago

This is one of the most beautiful and well-maintained trails I have hiked. According to the rangers, the trailhead is near Sunset Beach (if you go left into the parking lot, the small bridge right next to the restrooms) and the name is pronounced Air-uh-go. The path winds up and then is relatively flat for the rest of the trail. It has a number of wonderful offshoots, like the short (0.2-mile) Norton Gulch trail down to the water (and small waterfall). If you make it down toward the end, there are in an insane number of seals (?) on the rocks that you can hear for most of the trail. Otherwise, it winds through fertile woods along a rocky sea cliff.