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Gorgeous views. I started from the south trailhead and made it back in ~4 hours, including a quick side trip to Devil’s Cauldron past the North side trailhead. Definitely a workout going back up from the North side. I also found it to be a little longer than the 6.4 miles listed.

2 days ago

Wonderful hike with multiple south facing vistas allowing you to get a real feel for the scale of Neahkahnie. After reaching the end of the cape, views to the north can be seen as well.

Trail was very muddy after several days of rain but we had shoes and gear for it (I’d rather walk through mud than trip over tree roots anyway).

I made it to the top today and it took all the will power I had. Didn’t get the sunny view but will try sometime in the summer again when I’m in much better shape! The views came out intermittently, and I was able snag a couple fun scenes.

Great hike that is challenging but short. It has some nice views and good climb.

If you have a dog, there are a fair amount of sharp rocks on the trail and there is also steel mesh. If your dog doesn't have tough enough paws its likely they will get cut, and there are sections where the steel has rusted.

Good trail with spectacular views!

8 days ago

Phenomenal hike!!! It was warm and sunny in January!!! Lots to see in the first and gorgeous views of the cape and ocean! There some slight up and down. There were some muddy spots but kind of fun to try and get over. At least that’s what my 12 year old step son said. Bring good hiking boots. Great for the family!_

12 days ago

Hiked June 15, 2018 for the first time. Trail is muddy and slippery in quite a few spots. The trail surface is very irregular- lots of tree knobs and roots so that you had to watch your feet at all times. It might be an easy hike by elevation gain, but the condition of the trail, and attention needed, definitely makes this trail a moderate. The view is beautiful at Cape Falcon.

16 days ago

Really short but well worth the trip. The wife and kids, ages 5 & 6, made it through with ease. I actually carried my one year old through the hike.

18 days ago

really nice hike though went on a hot summer day trying to escape Portland heat. didn't succeed but enjoyed the hike. called gnat Creek for a reason. lots of bugs! but really nice when you get up into the redwoods and have the nice Creek to cool off

19 days ago

Kicked my butt, but it was an amazing hike with wonderful views. Did it New Years Day, parking wasn’t full even at 10am. Saw a decent number of people. We brought our 75lb Shepherd/golden mix and highly recommend booties for any dogs on the mountain, especially near the top. We put his boots on around 1.75mi up the mountain when the chain link became prevalent on the ground. Bring lots of snacks, the elevation is harder than it seems! Be careful of ice covering the path near the top. Would love to go back again.

Not worth so much mud. The trail is in poor shape because it sees heavy use and is naturally muddy. The end viewpoint is nice, but no better than the many nearby roadside pullouts on 101. Not bad, but very, very average.

21 days ago

Awesome for the whole family. 6 yr old granddaughter made it to the end and back as did this Nana! Beautiful scenery including Elk. Had a nice little snack and rest at the end to get us back to the hatchery. Wonderful day!

during the last week of dec the whales are passing south and the lighthouse is closed. Most of this trail is a road and the loop is only 0.6 miles, stroller accessible.

22 days ago

Fantastic hike with great views! I would do this hike over and over again

Fun hike to do with friends! Very scenic and a good leisure workout.

Awesome hike. Had a water tower, tons of bunkers, and a beautiful view at the end.

hiked this in July 2018. get to the trail Head before 9am or you don't get a parking spot on summer weekends. the hike is doable for most. gorgeous views but really crowded on the weekends.

Amazing! Such a spiritual experience!!!

My favorite Oregon hike to date, and I’ve been hiking here about 15 years.

29 days ago

Really pretty trail, and not too crowded. There was quite a bit of mud but that’s to be expected, and the views at the end are fantastic!

My boyfriendand i had an amazing time. The hike was beautiful and serene. We took the back way thats straight up. We also had that trail all to ourselves.

Short and easy hike, but it's very pretty. :) One of my favorite parks in Washington.

Hiked this in early December, it was beautiful and my first time up! Definitely bring lots of clothing layers and good hiking shoes, it was very slick and icy in some spots.

Best mountain in Oregon that I’ve been on.

Although access to the falls is closed, you can still get close enough for good pictures.

1 month ago

Pro-tip: show-up early and you'll like have the entire trail to yourself. Ran into tons of newts, so watch your step! This is a quick trail and a fun option on your way to or from the coast, fairly short and sweet.

1 month ago

Truly a gem of a trail. Views are amazing and there is some fun biodiversity in the forests/groves/exposed areas that the trail takes you through. It culminates with amazing views of Short Sand Beach and the Pacific.

Hiked this today in the later afternoon. It was lightly snowing at the top which made for a cool experience. I didn’t get to see the epic views due to the clouds/snowing but as I hiked back down it cleared out for a beautiful sunset and you could see the ocean.

I loved this hike! So worth it for the view. Great for dogs. Be prepared for a good bit of mud.

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