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on Crescent Beach Trail

hiking
3 days ago

Full value day hike.

I thought people might have been over exaggerating the level of mud on this trail especially when I started out. The first half of this trail is well maintained and not muddy at all until you hit the first view point with railing. From then on is sinking mud puddles and lots of roots to navigate. I wouldn’t call it hard but it’ll definitely slow you down since you’re constantly checking your footing. I would save this one for summer when it’s dried out. But the views are worth the trouble if you can’t wait! Also I didn’t notice it on the way out to the cape but you’re going gradually down hill the whole time so the hike back out is mostly uphill. Extremely gradual uphill but constant nonetheless.

One of my favorites hikes in Oregon so far! Went on a beautiful sunny day about a week ago, and it wasn’t super busy. Long line of cars backed up at Ecola park entrance though. Muddy trail but overall easy to navigate and follow. The beach is gorgeous and make sure you climb up to see the waterfall(s)!!! Will be back for sure.

this is a nice climb and short - combine it with the Amanda trail for a longer stretch and more elevation. I did that to condition for Yosemite.

on Cape Lookout Trail

12 days ago

I imagine this hike is easier when it is dry. The views were breathtaking. Wish there were more markers to indicate how far along I was on the trail. My trekking poles really saved my hide on this trail. Calling this trail "easy" is a bit of an oversell.

on Hug Point Trail

hiking
12 days ago

Beautiful place to explore the awesome Oregon Coast!

hiking
15 days ago

Easy and short trail to stretch your legs on. Once out to the rock formation there is plenty to explore, especially during low tide.

on Hug Point Trail

hiking
15 days ago

love it

hiking
18 days ago

Hiked this on Easter Sunday on a cold, rainy day. Due to those two factors there was almost no one else on the hike or on the beach. Both the forest and the beach are insanely beautiful! Sweet little waterfall on the beach too. I'd say it was moderate difficulty - a few parts are a bit tricky or slippery. Very very muddy, hiking boots are an absolute must. There are a couple unavoidable giant mud puddles and your boots will get dirty! Unfortunately it was almost high tide when we got to the beach, so we were unable to simply walk around Chapman or Ecola points, but we did manage to scramble up the rocks to get to the northern beach. I don't recommend doing that unless you are in really good shape haha.

Overall, a really fun hike in so-called "bad" weather!

hiking
19 days ago

It was a beautiful, sunny day on the Oregon Coast when we did this hike. Gorgeous views of the ocean and you get to hike in a forested region. The trail can be muddy so watch out for that.

hiking
19 days ago

Extremely muddy right now. My wife brought walking sticks which were extremely helpful for her and our son to navigate the best path in the muddy areas. We saw several people with mud on their backs from taking a fall. Views are beautiful. The whales were migrating and there were volunteers at the end point to let people know where to look. The trillium were in full bloom which was awesome, although their numbers were greatly reduced by hikers who thought it would be fun to pick them, despite the signs at the trailhead telling people not to.

It doesn't get any better than the Oregon Coast in early spring. Brought back amazing and many wonderful childhood memories.

hiking
22 days ago

A gorgeous springtime muddy hike. Ankle deep in mud in some places, but the view was worth it!!

It's a nice little combined trail stroll.

Incredible! Very muddy, and busy.

This was a nice easy trail. We have 4 children ages ranging from 3-7 and they walked the whole way!

Beautiful hike, and views. Definitely will go back

Quaint & fun little trail

My best gal pal and her two kids did this hike no problem last weekend 3/11 and the weather was absolutely perfect, the trail is beautiful but some very muddy spots I advise you to wear hiking boots.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful! Muddy, so bring three right shoes. No complaints from me on a sunny day!

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing trail. Loved it. We loved the cove at the far end of the beach. Definitely coming back. It is muddy and can get very slippery.

Beautiful, moderately traveled trail with many switchbacks up the side of a hill. Spectacular views of the ocean and lots of wildflowers in the Spring. At the top is a parking lot with bathrooms and a shelter overlooking the ocean. Amanda Trail ends up at the same parking lot from the other direction.

Such a beautiful hike to the lighthouse.

Amazing views on an easy hike. Lots of other people and plenty of mud, but a must see if you arent familiar with the area.

I'd rate this moderate rather than easy. Not long, but the footing gets complicated between LOTS of mud, slippery rocks and tree roots everywhere. Not bad for my husband and I, but I look at 'Easy' with aging parents and small children in mind. They would have struggled.

Very muddy (but very beautiful!) Saw whales and various birds

hiking
1 month ago

HIKE: Late February, on a sunny day.

BEST PART: A dozen huge deer gathered in form for several minutes of our hike, just to eat and stare from the tree ridge about 1.2 miles in or so. This is before the wrap around of one of the creeks, where the elevation changes the most. It was beautiful to watch them move with the hills, and wait on each other.

It was muddy, but gorgeously armed with a amazing forest. Quite passable trail for even probably an ameteur. We went on a sunny day. Moderate does describe this hike RT though. The trail runs down the last few thousand feet on a very easy descent to the beach, all of it is worth it!

Aim for a full hour long hike of 2.1 miles, so you can get out there BEFORE high tide. The trail begins to the left of the upper parking lot restrooms, clearly labeled "Crescent Beach Trailhead," however its not 1.25 miles. There are 2 creeks/waterfalls, and the correct trail brings you out in the beach in between both of them.

The caves are accessible at low tide, play safe, drink plenty of fluids. I personally take B-Vitamins, Vitamin Water and Herbal Kratom 2 hours before a hike. Energy plus electrolytes plus pain-free.

Although it was super muddy, the views were spectacular! I also liked the fact my Honda Civic could make it to the trail head. Easy to find and the trail was well marked.

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