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One of my favorite trails. Great combo of giant redwood trees, creeks, ferns, ocean and a good workout (heading back). The trail head is not well marked but the post is there right off 101 right in the middle of the current road repair. Make sure you enter to the right side of the trail sign.
I started at 930am, there was not a soul on the trail. When you see the “downed” bridge you are 100yards from the beach. You can easily navigate around the bridge to cross the creek; it’s worth the effort for the view at the ocean. Stayed for an hour at the ocean just soaking in the sun, solitude and the beauty...
Down slope was a bit slippery, And fairly steep in couple sections, I can see it getting dicey under wet condition - wear good hiking shoes if raining.
Amazing short trail.

hiking
15 days ago

Hiked this April 4th. The hike was beautiful. The trek back up was a little rough but definitely manageable. One of my favorite hikes of all time. The payoff was great!

Redwoods and ferns galore. Fresh air surrounded by nature’s wonders. Great trail...

great place for a fire and sunset with libations

great views great hike

Great trail. Was a bit muddy but the shear volume of trees and their size made it a minor inconvenience. Beautiful ferns.

scenic driving
21 days ago

Stunning a must see. Go when it’s not busy. Plan to stop at all the viewpoints or even better walk the coast trail between them. Plan to have your lunch on the rocks or in the private caves.

hiking
21 days ago

This trail is amazing. It took a while to complete because I kept stopping along the way to admire the beauty of it all. It was an easy, long, and beautiful hike. Definitely one of the best in the area. Here's a video I made to highlight the scenery along this trail: https://youtu.be/8E8vg1rr170

Beautiful with lots of history and it even ends at the creek.

Me and my friends went up the right side of this trail and I was significantly more difficult than it sounds. It’s also full of small landslides and very narrow.

hiking
24 days ago

great hike with an amazing waterfall going through the loop. make sure to take the trail to the left when it comes to a T near the bridge (don't worry, you can wait to cross the bridge

Great workout as the three miles there is all uphill via switch backs. The trail is very well maintained and nice views in a few places. Expected the end of the trail to be at a lookout, not a Mt. road but still a nice hike. My 8 year old hiked this with me and we ran some of the trail on the way down. Will do it again for sure. This is a six mile hike there and back. Not sure why it says 4.8 miles.

Incredibly beautiful trail with a new amazing view around every corner! There are some old growth and new growth parts. We found ourselves stopping frequently to marvel at these incredible trees.

Dogs are NOT allowed - there was a sign at the trailhead. It also was a bit muddy when we went but nothing too bad.

Really great trail. Plan more time then you typically would on a 5 mile trail because you will be in awe of the Redwoods (lots of pics) also the trail was not busy at all which was a very pleasant surprise. Would highly recommend

hiking
1 month ago

This was an amazing hike.
We passed boy scout tree on the way, so we found it on the way back. Around every corner opened up to new amazing views of the redwoods. Total milage for one way came into 2.9, because of going off trail to see boy scout tree.
Total miles round trip was about 6.
No huge inclines, overall pretty easy/medium hiking level.
It was so muddy because it rained a day prior. I don't recommend doing this hike in the rain. We went on a lucky sunny day.

Very nice, be sure to do the loop through the redwoods.

on Lola Lake Trail

2 months ago

Fantastic trail to beach. The lake was more like a pond, but had a mind blowing amount of frogs making a racket, so it was not a waste of energy. Large, unstable log jam to scramble over, or drop from a sand dune to get to the beach. Again, worth the energy and doable for relatively agile hikers.

hiking
2 months ago

Every time you round the corner on this trail there is a new breathtaking view. It truly is beautiful out here. I went early in the morning and was all alone on the trail - there was silence in the woods and it just added to the ambiance. The creek and waterfall were nice viewpoints, and there were plenty of downed trees along the way that could provide a nice resting spot if you need one or just want to sit and enjoy the view.

Be warned that the trail itself gets really muddy if it has rained within the last week, but you can still navigate it if you proceed with caution. The road leading up to the trail isn’t the most fun for smaller cars - lots of bumps and it’s very narrow - but it’s also manageable with caution.

I loved this trail and will definitely come back again. I encourage everyone reading this to check it out.

on Damnation Creek Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail. Time yourself and know your limits, coming out can be tough. Amazing seeing old growth to the beach. Can’t beat.

Beautiful trail but be ready for a workout!!!!

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail. Hard a first. A lot of uphill the first half mile. The end is worth it. Being right on the river is great. Dogs are also allowed. It is posted on the state park website.

At the north end of the Samuel Boardman s.s.c. is a remote(kinda) stretch of beach.Very rough and rocky.Great tide pools.Use a turnout north of the paved one at Arch rock viewpoint about a mile or so.The Oregon Coast trail is just below.Follow the coast trail north to access the beach at two different places near the south end of this beach.There is NO other access to this beach,so the return to the coast trail is coming back to these access places.

Great trail. This is a rather long trail. The terrain is easy to moderate.

Between Whales head beach road and Indian Sands viewpoint road on Highway 101 there is small parking area outside a guardrail,on the west side of 101.The Oregon Coast trail comes right through here.A few hundred yards north on the Oregon Coast trail a side trail takes off and goes over to Indian Sands and also out onto a penninsula.The side trail goes downhill to junction.Go to left and end up at the end of a penninsula.Terrific!Go to the right and you will end up at Indian Sands.Any of the paths that go north will end up at Indian Sands.

There is a place to park just off of hwy.101 on whaleshead beach road.on the right there.Start up the Oregon Coast trail going north.In about 8 minutes(just past a green bench)a side trail takes off on the left and goes out to a very scenic view point,one of the finest of the entire Oregon coast.

There is a place to park just off of hwy.101 on whaleshead beach road.on the right there.Start up the Oregon Coast trail going north.In about 8 minutes(just past a green bench)a side trail takes off on the left and goes out to a very scenic view point,one of the finest of the entire Oregon coast.

Was beautiful , steep for this old lady and slippery. Worth the trek!

hiking
4 months ago

Took the wife and dogs. Very serene and barely a sound other than us...

walking
4 months ago

Nice beach walk with our dog. Gets busy

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful part of the forest! It was a lovely hike, not a lot of people and very quiet. There is nothing more calming than standing among giants such as these! My husband is an eagle scout and of course we had to do this trail.

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