hiking
2 days ago

Yes, a challenging hike, but if you take your time going back up, you can do it. I'd say it's a moderate hike, but not extremely hard. Counted 9 switchbacks to the bridge (helpful for the way up). We did not see the falls in the Cove. Maybe didn't take the correct path across the meadow to the back of the Cove, possibly the falls was dry. A few groups of us down at the Cove weren't sure if we'd missed it or if it was dry. But the views of the ocean were worth it anyways.

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike, perfectly clear day so the views were fantastic. I did the 2 mile upper hike so it was easy

hiking
4 days ago

I did this hike on my birthday vacation and the views didn't disappoint! It had been a while since I had been hiking, and this wasnot only beautiful, but a great workout as well! I wouldn't consider this a hard hike, but definitely moderately difficult. Especially for those who aren't used to climbing hills. Otherwise, this was fantastic! Btw... my phone clocked this at 6.2 miles.

This easy hike has a million dollar view.

I read a lot of reviews of this place before going. Several of them mention how insane the hills are and it is not for someone who is out of shape.
I'm not in shape. I only recently started trying improve my cardio after quitting smoking. by recent I mean within the last two weeks. Yes, the hills were pretty steep and long. but I didn't have any problem with it. I never felt like it was kicking my ass at all. I stopped once in a while to take a breather and get some water, but I didn't truthfully have any issue.
The journey was great in with a wonderful view and great out leaving me feeling rewarded for my effort.

hiking
17 days ago

A great hike with amazing views. It was a bit cloudy but when it cleared it was worth the hike!

hiking
19 days ago

Be ready to get your workout in! Definitely worth the journey. Be advised the way back is mostly uphill!

Doing controlled burn tomorrow so trail is filled with firemen and hoses

Road is blocked by huge trucks blowing out gross diesel smoke :( guess they are working on road but it’s not at all the peaceful forest experience I drove here for. Can’t walk or drive past and the trailhead is 3/4 mile past them

A little muddy but no problem. Lots of sun and good distant views in the mid-morning.

NO DOGS ON THIS TRAIL! Alltrails is incorrectly marked on this one.
We walked about a mile in and then turned around- because there didn’t appear to be any end in sight and we had a sad dog in the car- so I think it is a longer trail than the 2.1 round trip the trail description states. Even with the misstated info, this was a beautiful hike through a temperate rain forest and we will definitely be back to explore- sans dog.

hiking
1 month ago

Overall, the hike was amazing. I only rate this a 3/5 since it’s a longer distance from Portland than other beautiful coast hikes, and the geotagged trailhead on AllTrails is wrong. AllTrails will likely take you to a fork in the road—but drive 1.5 miles farther on the left fork. I didn’t find the ascent difficult, but I can imagine it can be depending on the weather/experience of the hikers. Bring a nice lunch to enjoy the view at the meadow, it was awesome to emerge from the rainy and cloudy forest to a sunny coastal meadow.

Wonderful easy walk but don’t bother if there is fog.

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of sea lions barking, you can also see them swimming at the end. The cove is super cool. We opted to track over to the right of the grassy knoll down onto the rocks and sit for a couple hours. Saw lots of sea lions, birds and even a whale throw it's tail up! Traffic was light and we didn't see a whole lot of people. It did kick our asses

Amazing views for a shorter hike.

Loved it! Was worth the 2.5 hour drive

hiking
1 month ago

This is our favorite non waterfall trail so far. Not far from Lincoln City this trail takes you through some old growth forest before you emerge into open rolling fields. There are a few plateaus that are perfect for a rest or a picnic. The views are stunning. Take plenty of water as the elevation gain is fantastic. Parking is good and has a few vault toilets.

Beautiful trail and a beautiful viewpoint. Saw lots of wildlife. Will kick your ass on the way back up though.

Beautiful trail, loved hearing the sea lions, just wished we could have seen them. We did see a couple of whales. Need strength at the end of the hike to come up the hill. Some parts of the trail are overgrown but it’s beautiful and cool in the forest.

love this trail. easy to follow. challenging to do.

Good, steep in places hike with amazing views

Nice way to see ferns and Oregon grapes up close

hiking
2 months ago

Barking sea lions is the first thing that comes to mind. They were loud about midway down the trail. There were muddy spots, but branches and rocks helped me get through. The views in the meadow at the end are nice. You have to hunt through the maze to get even better views. I didn't know there was a waterfall in the cove until a nice lady told me so. In the morning the cove was mostly a silhouette, but I can see the falls in my brightened photo after the fact. The cove would be lit better at midday or in the early afternoon.

An unbelievably easy route to Cascade Head in contrast to the more strenuous climb from the trailhead below. The only challenge is to dodge the patches of mud on the trail. The flora is uniquely beautiful here, with lots of moss, clover and gnarly branches. The view from the "end" of this hike at the summit marker is nice. For even wider open views, hike down the trail a couple switchbacks.

View is breathtaking

on Cascade Head Trail

2 months ago

Beautiful!! Totally worth it!

Beautiful!!

Great hike, up hill on The way back was rough but well worth the hike. You can heat sea lions from
The look out!

hiking
2 months ago

My boyfriend and I went on this hike today for the first time. Now, this may be easy for others who are more physically fit and active lol.. but for people like my boyfriend and I who are overweight have had a hard time coming back. It was the longest we’ve ever hiked but man was it beautiful! Totally worth it. I saw a few centipedes, butterfly’s, squirrels, and heard some seals. We are now very sore and probably won’t go back for awhile lol at least until we lose some pounds. This isn’t for beginner hikers! I repeat! Not a beginners trail! Unless my boyfriend and I just suck lol. We made it though! Woohoo!

Beautiful- moderate hike. We carried a 1 and 3 year old plus lots of extras and it was great- not easy but doable. Lots of roots and some mud but easy to maneuver. Views are stunning and worth the work. Definitely on our list of hikes worth repeating

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