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#5 of 54 state parks in Oregon

Best trails in Oswald West State Park

2,344 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Oswald West State Park, Oregon? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Oswald West State Park ranging from 0.7 to 1.7 miles and from 95 to 413 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Located just two hours from Portland, Oswald West State Park is situated along four miles of beautiful, forested coastline. It features sandy beaches and a vast network of hiking trails. Cape Falcon Trail, the Oregon Coast Trail, and Neahkahnie Mountain are some of the most popular areas for visiting hikers. The beach is also a popular destination for surfers. Although the park was once home to a tent campground, the park closed it down and no longer offer campsites for overnight visitors.

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Map of trails in Oswald West State Park
Park information
Acreage:
2,474 acres
Contact
503-368-3575
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Top trails (12)
#1 - Cape Falcon Trail
Oswald West State Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
Cape Falcon Trail is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Nehalem, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#2 - Neahkahnie Mountain via South Trailhead
Oswald West State Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
NOTE: The route on this page is from the southern trailhead. There is another trailhead on the northern side. The northern approach is less maintained. This coastal peak offers incredible views of NeShow more
#3 - Neahkahnie Mountain via North Trailhead
Oswald West State Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
Neahkahnie Mountain via North Trailhead is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Nehalem, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is prShow more
#4 - Neahkahnie Mountain (Northern Approach)
Oswald West State Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(174)
Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 5 h 44 m
Neahkahnie Mountain (Northern Approach) is a 9.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Nehalem, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is prShow more
#5 - Devil's Cauldron Trail
Oswald West State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(144)
Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 15 m
Devil's Cauldron Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nehalem, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primariShow more
#6 - Oregon Coast Trail: Arch Cape to Devil's Cauldron
Oswald West State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(67)
Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 39 m
Oregon Coast Trail: Arch Cape to Devil's Cauldron is a 8.5 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Arch Cape, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is Show more
#7 - Short Sand Beach Trail
Oswald West State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(113)
Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 32 m
Short Sand Beach Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nehalem, Oregon that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#8 - Elk Flats Trail
Oswald West State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(101)
Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Elk Flats Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nehalem, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#9 - Short Sands Beach via Cape Falcon Trail
Oswald West State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(50)
Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 49 m
Short Sands Beach via Cape Falcon Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nehalem, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The tShow more
#10 - Necarney Creek and Oregon Coast to South Beach Access
Oswald West State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(21)
Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 23 m
This is a shorter trail to Short Sand Beach from the south parking lot than linking to the normal Short Sand Beach Trail. Follow Necarney Creek to the Oregon Coast trail (over the bridge on left headiShow more
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