Cape Lookout State Park can be reached by traveling an hour and a half west of Portland through the scenic Wilson River pass. Along the way, stop and enjoy waterfalls, scenic views and some great fishing. A popular campground and day-use area, Cape Lookout is located on a sand spit between Netarts Bay and the ocean, giving you a terrific view of the ocean with easy access to the beach. Beachcombing is popular here, and the park is reputedly a good place to find glass floats. More than eight miles of hiking and walking trails wind through a lush old-growth forest. The Cape Lookout trail follows the headland for more than 2 miles. A bench is located at the end of the trail. Enjoy the view! You might see a whale or two along with other wildlife. Two walking trails -- a nature trail and the Jackson Creek trail -- are perfect for a shorter jaunt. The nature trail gives you a close-up view of native trees and other plants. Numbered markers are keyed to a trail guide. The Jackson Creek trail starts with an interpretive panel describing the local salmon restoration project. Be sure to look up when you visit this park ... hang gliders and paragliders fill the air with colorful wings as they catch thermals and rise to dizzying heights. Along with Cape Kiwanda and Cape Meares, Lookout is part of the Three Capes Scenic Route.

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7 days ago

Beautiful hike. Quite muddy in several spots.

Foggy and wet for an August day. But still a beautiful trail.

There are 3 trails at Cape Lookout trailhead. We took the very beautiful Cape Trail, which even on an August Sunday at 11a, wasn't overly crowded. It's an easy out and back with little elevation gain. The forest is gorgeous and was actually pretty fogged in, which only made it more beautiful and kept us cool too! A few muddy spots, and there are wood walkways over the worst parts which are charming and helpful.

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12 days ago

Fun short trail to an amazing lookout (hehe) over the ocean and coast line! Very cool vegetation and the chance to see different creature's depending on the season.

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16 days ago

Great trail today, a couple muddy sections but not bad at all. Great views although it was a bit hazy so couldn't clearly see Cape Kiwanda to the south. Get there early, before 10 AM to avoid lots of fellow hikers.

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18 days ago

A little muddy and slick in a few spots, but the views were well worth the trip to Cape Lookout! Incredible scenery of the forest and the ocean. Easy hike with lots of shade.

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23 days ago

Beautiful views of the ocean. Some parts of the trail is VERY muddy so beware! Also the wind is very strong here.

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25 days ago