Really easy hike up to the lighthouse. Tours end at 3pm. If you’re lucky you can spot sea lions swimming in the ocean!! Parking in the lower lot can be scarce, but it’s worth it.

Took this trail last weekend and it was absolutely beautiful! We happened to catch it on a gorgeous January day (60 degrees) and the views were stunning! The trail was a bit uphill to the lighthouse but definitely worth the walk. We didn’t take our dogs because we thought we would go into the lighthouse but ended up not going inside so we could definitely have taken them. Nice area at the top with great views of the ocean and waves crashing on the rocks below. Nice wide path. I would definitely recommend this one!

Actually this trail connects to the Hobbit trail.

hiking
4 months ago

This is a more secluded area to access the beach. Problem is there are crazy homeless tweakers that will car clout you. Squatters stay there many times and hear they harassed the Snowy Plover counters that used to park out there. Keep in mind the beach is closed for the Snowy Plovers March 15th -Sept 15th.

hiking
4 months ago

The drive in on Mercer Lake rd is almost one lane and dangerous. Be ready to slam on the breaks as people often cut the blind corners. Make sure your lights are on. The trail is mud until Spring, early summer the grass and weeds are 6 feet tall with massive mosquitoes. After they cut the grass which is not every year its very hard to walk as there are piles of grass on the trail. After living here and walking the trail for 20 years I find it funny someone would mention the wildlife. Something I have noticed is there is very little Wildlife. My theory is that as a Dairy Farm in the past they sprayed a lot of chemicals to kill weeds and grow grass for cows. The wildlife you will see are Bears because yes they also like the berries. I once saw an owl. Stay away from this area during hunting season as wounded bears are very dangerous.

The scenery at the Lighthouse is beautiful!!!! Not a bad trail too!

Fun little hike to stretch the legs a bit and get fresh air.

We made it to the lighthouse while it was still clear then left as the fog was rolling in. Fun little trek :)

Short but great views of the ocean.

hiking
5 months ago

To clarify a good place to start on the trail: Follow Mercer Lake Rd along the lake until it becomes Mercer View Dr. Take Twin Fawn Dr which forks off to the left. There is a sign that says no turnaround, but ignore that. Follow Twin Fawn Dr until the end where there is a turnaround (for cars, not long RVs) and parking for the trail. On 9/6/17 it was a fine trail with no obstacles (and lots of ripe berries). It was mowed grass and in the sun for the first 0.5 miles, then the trail crossed a bridge and went into a cool arch of trees.

My sister was on crutches and made it up just fine. The view is incredible. Worth it 100%.

This stretch of coastline is so beautiful...good weather or bad.

Gorgeous vistas. Historical informational placards. Path is wide, gravel, and uphill but quite easy. It is a State Park, so there is a parking fee or use State Park Pass.

great views of something awesome PNW coast!

It's a trail I hiked alone while visiting some friends. Your basic sand, dunes, and ocean. Nothing exciting, but when the weather is nice, it's better than staying home.

While visiting the lighthouse, we were told about this trail behind the lighthouse. Short, steep trail, but it will give you amazing views of the lighthouse. Definitely a must.

hiking
9 months ago

Muddy as all hell, and don't forget the insect repellent. Fair bit of fallen tree branches (not simple logs, like big messes of branches like from a storm) and a few creeks that were not crossable without getting in ankle-deep. Despite all that, I liked the area, I'd just like to see it maybe during a better time of year and with without the obstacles, lol.

Beautiful trail even if it is one of the more crowded ones around the area

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Nice walk to the beach trail is very narrow until you get to the beach then a lot of up and down "dunes" to get to the ocean

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