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Great family hike. Its easy to miss the forest road turn off you need to take.

We loved this trail! It was muddy, and very misty, it felt like we were in a magical world. I was just waiting for elves or Ewoks to come jumping out. The mist cleared at the end of the trail for some beautiful views. Also saw some seals along the cliffs.

Great hike overall. Arrive early on weekends in summer months since parking lot fills quickly early. Porta-potties, no running water. Moderate hike took me just under and hour to reach the top. You can hear the ocean for most of the hike. First third is wide, well-manicured easy trail that is mostly a decent. At about the one-mile marker, there is a nice view. If you're traveling with differently-abled people in your party or small children, you may want to consider this one mile marker enough. The second third of the trail was wet and muddy (in Aug.) and you have to traverse over huge tree roots. it's moderately treacherous. The last third was drier and and easy hike to the lookout. The lookout had a handful of people when I arrived at approximately 11 am. The views were great as expected.

on Bayocean Peninsula

mountain biking
9 days ago

This is a nice easy trail to bike on with the family. About half the trail is packed but the second half is sandy beach. We returned the same way we came up to the point. Not a lot of folks on the trail.

Trail is a little rough here and there . Hardly any water during late summer months . Be prepared to walk uphill most of the way back from the falls .

Nice trail on beach without lots of people.

I want to hike here. Is this manageable for somebody with arthritis?

Avid hikers--this is an easier trail. If you are not use to uneven terrain, it may be more difficult. Really enjoyed the views towards the top.

FYI- go to the restroom before you start hiking. the port-a-potties are gag-inducing.

I want to emphasize that you should start from the Indian Beach parking lot and picnic area, not the lot the navigation leads to. The Ecola Point Trail is closed, and I wouldn’t recommend pushing through passed the “trail closed” sign like I did.

Hiked this in early August and the trail was still very muddy. The trail itself was not that hard (would rate moderate only due to length) but the mud and fallen trees on the trail force you to parkour around a bit, making it mildly more strenuous.

The trail itself showcased some beautiful rainforest areas and views of the ocean. Very peaceful. I would not recommend doing the 12mi there-and-back. The walk back was pretty soul-sucking and exhausting. Leave a car in Seaside if you can.

Very muddy! Would consider this a more than moderate hike and very slick. Need proper hiking gear as well

This is a wonderful hike... make sure you have a car on the other side.

hiking
17 days ago

An awesome place to go hiking it's one of our favorite places to go hiking. great view.

Great hike with little kids. Spot on driving directions. Beautiful drive, too!

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful falls at the end of a very short trail. There are tons of other connected trails nearby, but I only did the short waterfall hike. Immediately following I did four other hikes, making for the longest single day hike distance for me. This was a nice early morning warm-up, and I had the trail to myself.

on Cape Lookout Trail

hiking
19 days ago

Nice hike, nice views. Wear decent shoes/boots because there are lots of tree roots and some muddy areas. Gets busy in the afternoon. There are some areas with steep drop off next to the trail. Be very careful if you bring children.

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful views, and if you get there early enough to have the trail to yourself, you can enjoy the sound of the waves lapping at both sides of the cape. Moderate is a fair assessment - it's not overly strenuous, but there are a lot of roots and a stretch with lots of mud. There were definitely a fair number of people we passed that didn't look prepared for those portions. Also worth noting if you're taking along anyone who doesn't hike much - it finishes with a long (but gradual) uphill, so the toughest part comes after the visual reward.

Amazing views!

hiking
23 days ago

Amazing views almost the entire length of the hike. Crowded but worth it.

The trail was well kept. Only saw one other group while hiking. The waterfalls were well worth the drive to the trailhead. Downhill the entire way there and uphill back but not challenging.

hiking
25 days ago

Definitely NOT an easy trail. The first kilometer makes you feel like it’s going to be easy, but then the trail narrows, you’re stepping through roots, and even clambering down irregular rock “steps”. I saw a couple people really struggling, and I wondered if they saw the Easy rating and expected a weekend stroll. There are also some crazy drops to the ocean, so keep your dog close. For those who make the trek, the views are amazing, but expect to be underwhelmed at the end lookout point. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great view, just not any better than along the whole trail.

First beach was crowded, but as you hike north crowds thin out. Interesting caves and little waterfall. Once you get around the point, you’ll have lots of beach to explore w/o crowds. Take your shoes off and get your feet wet!

The first mile is gradually downhill that gets a little more than gradual. The next mile and some change has a lot of roots that you are stepping over. Before you get to the end there are nice places to sit, view the scenery and listen to nature. The end is very small and can become very crowded on the weekend. Great trail but I can see some people that do not have sure footing not liking all the tree roots. Kids will love it.

Plenty of signage to help point you the ways once on the gravel road. I did do a street view on google to see where the turn off was. Hike was easy enough took a little over an hour round trip with a bunch of teenagers. Not much of a waterfall this time of year.

Great hike with our toddler, ended up being 2.14 miles total.

hiking
30 days ago

This is a fabulous Trail. In fact, Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery actually took this trail from their winter quarters to Ecola to trade with the Native Americans.

I have noticed that many people have said the Tillamook Head Trail is closed. That is not correct. The trail is open. I think people are confusing the Tillamook Head Trail with the Ecola to Indian Beach Trail. The Ecola to Indian Beach Trail is still closed about half way in, but to be crystal clear, the entire Tillamook Head Trail is open from Indian Beach to Seaside -- and there is a parking lot at Indian Beach (in addition to the Ecola parking lot).

One-way, this is about a 5.5 mile hike with about 1,300 feet of elevation gain. If you do not want to do the 11 Mile in-and-out hike, you can leave a car in Seaside and park one at the Indian Beach parking lot (which is in Ecola State Park).

I have seen people do this hike in everything from flip-flops to serious hiking boots. I would definitely recommend hiking boots, especially if it has rained recently. But many people choose to do this hike in tennis shoes and do fine. We hiked it again last week and it was mostly dry. I would also suggest bringing some insect repellent.

This is a wonderful hike with some great ocean views and lots of old growth trees. I am in decent hiking shape and would classify this trail as moderate.

hiking
1 month ago

Mom and I did this loop hike for the first time in 2011. It was very enjoyable and not difficult at all due to no elevation change. It was perfect weather for us. The scenery on each side of the "spit" is varied and beautiful. The bay is to the east and the ocean to the west. We saw some crabbers doing their business in the shallow bay, and there were pelicans in flight.

Stunning hike, with breathtaking views. It started out sunny but then I got to watch a storm roll in, which was beautiful. I did it back in 2015, very sad to hear it is closed.

Spectacular views. Great Family hike.

nature trips
1 month ago

Pretty. Beach was very crowded so we took some trails off the side of the parking lot. Rugged but our 8 year old could manage. Even better views from up there!

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