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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.

hiking
8 days ago

Stunning ocean and hill views for probably over half the hike, and the rest is lush, green and also beautiful. With all the footwork between the steps/erosion control, roots, and narrow path near the top this hike ends up feeling longer than it is - but totally worth it.

hiking
12 days 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.

Pretty muddy most of the year so bring some good hiking boots and an extra towel if you have a 4 legged companion! Otherwise, the views are spectacular are more than you could ever ask for a hike under 5 miles and essentially no elevation again.

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.

The views were great! The trail was very muddy so wear shoes/boots with good traction. I saw several people turn around and go back because of the mud and the narrow trail. This would not be a good trail for anyone scared of heights.

If you start at Indian Beach- all the best views are basically at the beginning.

Incredible hike! Have not seen such a sight as what we experienced going to Gods thumb. Went through a variety of terrain, beach, mossy, stream, mud, grassy. Trail was muddy and steep so needed to grab onto bushes to help not slip. I’m not afraid of heights but I got nervous at points due to my adult children goofing off at the top. Loved it overall!

Really fun and fairly easy trail! I will say that the second half of the trail becomes very, very rooted. I went the day after it rained and it was very slick and muddy in some spots, so make sure you bring a pair of sturdy shoes that are waterproof.

I only saw a couple of other people on the way out (started at 10:30am Sat), but ran into many groups of people coming back. Parking lot was full when I left at 1pm.

Also, beware of the lifting chain link on the trail if you bring a dog or small child. Some parts of the links were lifted and could have cut a paw or tripped a kid. Would not suggest letting your dog off leash, although many people did let their dog roam free.

Overall a nice hike with great views. Recommend getting there early and coming prepared for mud.

This hike is special. It’s All downhill from the parking lot to the beach. Steep in areas but nothing too challenging. The beach was sparsely populated. We relaxed on the beach before hiking back up to catch the sunset from the top. Just a phenomenal place to watch the sunset.

Here is a video from our hike - https://youtu.be/RudX8xAL8IA

If the link does not cooperate search “Dabai’s Adventures” on YouTube.


Travelers Note:
Parking Fee: $5
Forest Pass: Not required
Driving time from Portland 1.75 hours
Driving conditions: easy - accessible with any vehicle.

Enjoy the trails!!!


Cheers!

Fantastic hike. Unbeatable views of the great Pacific. We saw jelly fish and sea lions! My fiancé completed this entire trail 6 months pregnant! The roots are intense at times but it’s not bad if you take it slow. We were blessed with perfect weather! Here is a video of our hike - https://youtu.be/rkmfI9EKhFg


If the link does not work search “Dabai’s Adventures” on Youtube.

Enjoy the trails!!!

Cheers!

hiking
24 days ago

Did this in March and the views are to die for. So many whales!!! Gorgeous views. Can be muddy and lots of exposed roots.

Slow and steady will get you there. Very worth it.

hiking
28 days ago

Lush green trail. About 30 minutes in you get a spectacular view of the coast! Definitely want to do more of this trail.

hiking
28 days ago

Only did about 3/4 a mile each way due to it getting dark, but it was easy with great beach views at some points!

One of may favorite hikes in Oregon. There is no parking near the trailhead, and it's usually muddy, so prepare to get a little dirty.

Great trail with moderate up and down. Full trail closed but there is a way through if careful.

Great hike. I also really like how the trail is connected with an access trail (it’s short) to beach. Makes it easy to do the hike and then go right to the beach.

Really beautiful views!

Very muddy. Honestly thought the viewpoints were breathtaking, the finish was mehh. Looking back I may have missed something at the end.

hiking
1 month ago

For how popular this hike is I thought it would be over rated but it’s not. Short but steep and starts that way almost from the get go. Gorgeous view of route 26 fog early in the mornings looking east. Advice is to take the quick humbug trail for excellent views of this. The trail at times can have some mild flowing water in spots but easily avoidable. Views abound after the half way point allowing easy viewing of the coast and many peaks in all directions. Dress warm at the top. Wind likes to funnel up the range.

The walk to the trail was beautiful, the destination was easily the best beach I have ever been on. Make sure you explore the north side, you can get pretty far.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy fairly short hike with amazing views! After some rain it was pretty muddy, but not too crazy. Get there early as by mid day there was no parking left. Definitely worth it!

Best summit hike on the coast.

Beautiful view

hiking
1 month ago

I love Crescent beach so much! The views are absolutely breathtaking and it’s nice because there isn’t usually a lot of people there. The hike itself is an excellent workout, just be ready to get a little bit muddy. Also, it’s an amazing place to take pictures (just be ready to lug your equipment there and back).

Quite a difficult hike but worth it! Very beautiful forest.

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