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Not necessarily a first timers trail, but fairly easy overall. Its is super steep in parts so good walking shoes are recommended. Compared to Cannon Beach/Haystack the beach itself is fairly secluded. Perfect if you want to hit the beach and not deal with a lot of people.

hiking
1 day ago

what is the exact name of the trail to get down to cannon beach?

There is a parking fee of $5 just so y’all are aware!

It was a long uphill at the beginning but after that it easier. The top is gorgeous and definitely worth it.

So cool. A must see!

Lovely walk along the beach.. trails diverge South end at the road and you can walk to the light house.

I added on the lighthouse trail to make it 6.6 miles. From forest to beach to vistas to the lighthouse this is worth a stop. Most don’t do the China Creek Loop and it was beautiful.

hiking
6 days ago

Amazing views on this trail.

hiking
7 days ago

Moderate to strenuous hike depending on your fitness level. Elevation gain is manageable with breaks and the payoff is the views. We went to the second viewpoint to complete the entire hike. The first viewpoint is spectacular. We spotted a herd of elk in the distance, a large vulture flying over, and a garter snake crossing the trail. Fox gloves were still blooming beautifully. Best hike we’ve done in Oregon so far. Definitely prepare for sun exposure as a large part of this you are out in the open.

Great short hike with a great views. The trailhead marker says 1.25 miles each way which is accurate according to the GPS.

hiking
9 days ago

I would rate this trail more of easy, but I guess its listed as moderate because it can be slippery in some areas. It has decent levelled trails the entire way. I loved seeing all the roots on the trails and the fact that we were pretty much walking parallel to the ocean is amazing itself. Enjoy the beach when you get to the bottom. The parking lot will fill up fast so get there early, plan a day or a bbq/lunch there since the parking lot park area does have ample picnic tables. Cool for all ages!

Crazy amazing view and good elevation gain. Its not shaded very much so be ready for the sun.

More easy than moderate; some scrambling required. I recommend driving all the way to the end of logan rd to get a feel for where the trailhead is and then find street parking near there. Everything on logan rd is a vacation rental, public parking is allowed, and trail maps actually recommend parking at the trailhead. I would skip the loop and just do an out and back from this trailhead in order to avoid about 100 ft of severe cliffside trail erosion and an overgrown section of thimble berries. Following this route would likely cut off a mile and a couple hundred feet of elevation gain.

Easy hike with very few people before 9AM. Beautiful walking thru the ferns and forest. 10 miles of narrow windy road to get to trailhead from highway 101.

Very nice walk. Dogs loved it too!

Beautiful and very well worth the hike up! It is slightly strenuous, not really though. The map is very accurate and is what helped guide myself through the way. The ONLY steep and strenuous part of the hike is when you actually get to the big rock, AKA God’s Thumb. Easy part is going up and the most difficult is the way down! Like I said, it is very well worth it! The whole trip, there and back was around 1 hour and 45 minutes. I had a child with me so I stopped quite a few times.

hiking
11 days ago

Stunning views for not too much effort. We thoroughly enjoyed this hike. We went early and were able to view elk and saw one deer. Foxglove is still blooming. We recommend it.

Had the time of my life!!! Absolutely beautiful and worth every bit of getting past the hard parts in the beginning. Keep pushing past the beginning, it does level out and get easier! Also, a ton of “T’s”, make sure you’re following the map on this app so you don’t end up taking the wrong turn! On the way up to God’s thumb is pretty insane and getting down may seem scary but there are almost “stairs” on the way down so pay close attention to which way you decide to climb down. Absolutely worth the hike!!

Awesome!!

I didn't have a lot of time for a hike so I just walked from hwy 101 down to the beach and back. It was an awesome little stroll through the dark forest to the Beach. Would definitely recommend this trail.

hiking
12 days ago

To me this hike has two parts to it. First, is the hike to the amazing view. Second, is the hike to see the amazing view just at a higher elevation. Loved this hike and easily worth it!

hiking
12 days ago

The weather cooperated and we had a beautiful day for this hike. Gorgeous views and plentiful foxglove and thistles. Well worth it!

hiking
14 days ago

Lovely hike with tall trees and beautiful ocean views. Some sections are quite steep, and depending on the time of year there are some muddy sections. The less-busy than Cannon Beach experience at the end of the trail is excellent, and at low tide there are accessible tide pools.

hiking
16 days ago

Crescent beach alone at the end makes this worth your time. Easy hike. Minimal muddiness. About 20-30 minutes each way.

If it's Illegal to go that way, they sure are taking their time to post that it's not. I will continue to go through that gate until the signs appear. The gate to the right does say no trespassing. If the people who live on the left gate didn't want people accessing that trail, you'd think they'd post one themselves!

hiking
18 days ago

Short steep hike through the forest with amazing views along the way and on top! Hehe, feels so much more rewarding walking up when you see the folks that came by car

hiking
19 days ago

Moderate trail with a lot of different terrain and scenery. The outlet is a beautiful secluded beach parallel to a gorgeous clifface.

The trail isn’t really marked so kind need to know where to go the get started. Also, not sure who manages or maintains the trail at all as it pretty much just seems like a user defined trail. Only two things that kept it from being a 5 star trail for me.

Overall was great. Did it with two young kids and my mother. Steep at the end but not really tricky. Views were awesome on a clear sunny day.

Great little hike close in and very family friendly. Will be doing again in the future.

Very beautiful! Steep and slippery at some points-I'd bring a walking stick or something. It wanders through a lush forest and ends at the beach. What more could you want?

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