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hiked this trail today from seaside and found it was well maintained. Just hiked 3 miles in as it started to get pretty muddy then turned around. Would do this trail again.

Stunning views, pretty steep at times. I started in Seaside and only saw one person for the first four miles. Got pretty crowded the closer I got to Indian Beach. Large portion of trail is very muddy. Definitely wear hiking boots (not shoes) as the mud is ankle deep in many places. So worth the effort.

I can't wait to go again! I made it to Indian Beach which was about 6.5 miles in. Yes muddy in areas yet so well worth it.

Im a beginner but this was fun. we did not do the loop outlined here but there are plenty of trails to take and places to explore, plus you can hop in the river when you are done. Fun times and I'll be coming back to see more.

I was vacationing in Seaside and wanted to get in a good workout. The 12+ miles was amazing... as im training for the upcoming hunting season. I would recomend waterproof hiking boots...it was muddy and seemed like rainforest conditions at times. Bring some swim trunks and you can hit up Indian beach...it was a beautful sunny day when I got over there.

3 months ago

The correct name for this trail is "Tillamook Head Trail" -- and it is a great trail.

Ran from North to South (out &; back). I would add this is a Technical course for trail runners. Moderate rating is what I would say.

If elves exist, they live here.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

On a logging road, so it doesn't seem like much of an adventure. The only time you can see the creek is at the very beginning, and you can't really get near it. It was fun for berry picking. When you get to the top there isn't any view worth seeing because of the trees.

way too muddy. made it to the head.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hiked in about 1.5 miles before turning around. I don't usually mind a little muddy hiking but this trail was just too uncomfortable to enjoy. Would be nice to check it out again when the trail isn't like brownie batter.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

My oldest daughter and I hiked a portion of this trail starting from the Sunset Blvd trailhead entrance. It was a clear beautiful sunny day. If the trail wasn't soggy and extremely muddy in places it would be a very pleasant hike. Even though it was a clear day, the wind was blowing strong as we scaled the first elevation gain. It was bit chilly on top. Overall the hike was easy to moderate in its elevation gain. It would have been a great workout if we went to the end of the trail and exited at Ecola State Park. But we were limited on time and turn around about halfway on the trail.

Hopefully we'll find another warm clear day to take on this hike. If the trail was dry and the wind was less, I may have rated it 4 stars

Hiked this trail from Seaside to Indian Beach two days ago and it was mucky mess! We were literally walking through a cloud the entire time. I can imagine the views are amazing on a clear day, but if this trail isn't dry in August, I don't know when it would be. Be prepared to get wet, wear shoes with great traction that can get really muddy and know that there are spots where the trail has washed out. Overall though, it was a fun one time experience that would have been great if the trail were remotely dry.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Hike was still muddy two weeks ago. Lot of fallen trees on hiking path. Had to crawl under and/or climb over fallen trees. At about the two mile mark from trailhead the trail is washed out. Not the greatest of hikes right now. But, the views are awesome.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

I loved the hike. For a gorgeous sunny spring day in April I expected to see lots of hikers, but we didn't see one person, which made it pleasantly quiet and private. Please note: Don't expect to find markers to know you are keeping on the right path. You come across multiple crossroads, most of which are unmarked.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Did this on a rainy day. It's really muddy out there right now but still doable. Very pretty hike with the added bonus of hiking the trail Lewis and Clark took to find a beached whale. Not too difficult. Just right for a rainy day.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Muddy! Beautiful.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

oh wow beautiful hike!

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

ok, this was round 2 for us. great hike on a sunny day, trail was mostly dry. we went from seaside trail head all the way through to cannon beach. about 5 to 6 hrs. had the kids with us, 6 and 8 yrs old, what troopers! alot of up and down, but worth the trip.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

It took me 4 tries to get this one done, mostly starting too late to finish before dark. It's a nice hike, sheltered in the woods a bit, but there are plenty of places to peek over the cliffs and see the ocean. Muddy, but you can go around it easily enough. Probably crowded on the south end in the summer, but a on a chilly winter Saturday, we only saw a few people.

on Lasky Creek Summit

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Nice hike through the forest with plenty of elevation change to burn some calories.

Monday, August 04, 2014

I hate this trail with my husband and my two kids aged 4 & 7. The first few miles to the campsite was super muddy very slippery but manageable she took a short shortcuts. The legend says its 6.2 miles to Cannon Beach but it's actually 6.2 miles to a cola park another mile and a quarter to Crescent Beach and then another mile to Cannon Beach. So definitely a considerable hike for all of us., I saw some people on flip flops I just have to say what the hell are you thinking. Where some good hiking shoes there's a lot of up and down some great views if you get it on a clear day but definitely worth the trip. Pack a lunch and expect to be in Cannon Beach few hours later.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My wife and I hiked from ecola state park to seaside and took a cab back. First part of the trail, before Indian beach was best. We enjoyed the hikers camp too. Unfortunately the trail from hikers camp to seaside was too muddy.

All in all a good hike. Loved the cool ocean breezes.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

My dog and I hiked this trail from the Seaside trailhead to the hikers campground and back, 7.7 miles. The first mile or more is mostly uphill and a bit challenging since it's pretty muddy, but worth it once you hit the summit. Beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. Plus you can hear the waves crashing against the rocks below most of the hike. My dog really loved running in the muddy areas and sniffing around. There are downed trees and plenty of obstacles to keep it challenging. The hikers camp is nicely located and I am already considering a trip that will involve an overnight stay. All in all it was a great hike. Just a couple tips...being an extra pair of shoes and towels for your dog if you don't want your car all muddy....plenty of water is recommended as well. Oh and if you bring a dog keep a close eye on him if you let him off leash (leashes are required, but we all break that rule), the ledges are not safe and if your pup gets too curious it could be a long drop down to the ocean ;).

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Great hike. Wish the views were better. The first mike or so was challenging, with the remainder of the 4 mikes to hikers camp being easy to moderate. Definitely wear the right footware, there is a fair amount of mud.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Great Hike! I got on the trail at 6am to beat the summer (unprepared) tourists. I parked and started from the Seaside entrance. It was a fantastic, muddy, mess that I would recommend. The Coastal Forest was amazing with it's lush greens and ancient giant trees. The trail continued along the coast from the forest so you could constantly hear the water crashing on the shores below, and occasionally were able to peer down the thousands of feet to the rocks and water below. Lots on giant downed trees to climb over and rocks to jump on, around, and over! Lots of boggy places in the trail, but the muddy soup made it interesting. I went 4 miles in to Hiker's Camp, old wooden buildings available to campers, and went down to a viewpoint of the rocks far below being crushed by the surf and viewed a lighthouse out if the coastline. This is a path that Lewis & Clark explored following the acquisition of the Louisiana Purchase in 1804. See it as they did still today. I returned making it an 8 mile trek in just under 4 hrs. It was a good work out and a great sweat. I passed a few totally unprepared people as I was approaching the trailhead upon return. Bring lots of water, it's very humid and sucks the water from your body, and for the love of God, don't set off on a hike this nature with flip-flops or Crocs. If you aren't in shape and have the proper footwear, this trail will not be enjoyable for you.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

This wouldn't be such a hike if they hadn't built all those houses on the waterfront so you can't get beach access unless you go to town then you hike South to Haystack Rock or park at Tolovana Beach and walk North to Haystack. It's about the same distance either way. All around the rock are wonderful tidepools just waiting to be explored. Just remember do not pickup the animals or climb onto Haystack Rock and during the summer rangers are on hand helping visitors in the tidepools.

5 days ago

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