Explore the most popular birding trails in Oswald West State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice periods of shade and sun. Overall nice hike. Lot of roots but help keep from slipping in some areas.

My favorite OR coast trail! It can get muddy but besides that, worth every step.

hiking
16 days ago

UNREAL view if you have the stomach.

Just a beautiful hike along hwy 101 and parts of Oregon coast. Although some of the trail intersects with the road you barely notice it’s there.

hiking
18 days ago

The trail is lava and you can only walk on the roots.

My husband and I did this hike on a beautiful sunny day. The trail was easy to follow and we had no trouble completing it in sneakers. We hung out at many viewpoints and the top just soaking in the view and took the spur trail to the beach on the way back and rested by the water before heading out. Definitely worth repeating

My husband and I hike from the south trailhead. It took us about 45 minutes to get to the summit. We arrived at the viewpoint and noticed a large climbable rock behind us. It was indeed climbable and we had incredible views from the top. There was an easier way down that can be clearly seen from the top. Going up it is on the right of the trail just before the view. After a good hour on top trying to memorize the view we continued to the north trail head and were rewarded with more incredible views as we were nearing the trailhead. We ran the 2 miles back to our car

Great trail for small kids and families. Gorgeous secluded beach with surfers! In Oregon! Will be back.

Go early to avoid a crowd at the top.

I have hiked this trail thousands of times to surf at Short Sands Beach. In the dark after a full day of surfing you might need a torch or something to illuminate the trail. For me, it’s a classic.

A pretty easy hike through old growth forest with views of the Pacific Ocean. The end point is worth it, only wished we had packed some snacks and wine to enjoy while there. Heading back we also took the short trail down to the beach and watched the surfers with the fog rolling in. Loved it!!

hiking
1 month ago

A beautiful trail with great views! The trail is a tad bit challenging with the number of roots crowding the path. Would highly recommend going during the summer time!

Great quick hike with views.

The view at the end makes it worth the long uphill hike. Def not easy but also not that bad. My 2 small dogs were able to do it with no problem and there were lots of kids on the trail. Recommend good hiking shoes. Lots of roots to climb over and a little muddy.

A well maintained trail with beautiful old growth forest and amazing viewpoints near the top end of the trail. There are lots of roots in the trail so watch your step. The trail does have a steady gradual incline

hiking
1 month ago

A lot of roots, but lots of great views

Easy hike for family. Beautiful. Spent a couple hours exploring and ate lunch on the beach before walking out. Waterfall, tide pools, picnic tables, fire pits. Bathrooms at trailhead and beach. Beach is much longer than it looks in photos. Next time we're bringing a kite!

I went the 9 miles which most people do not do. It was amazing!!! The views off the beaten paths were spectacular. My friends and I loved it! Not sure I would rate this hike a 5 if I was not doing the loop. The loop makes it a 5.

nature trips
1 month ago

Beautiful scenery with waterfalls and tree lined cliffs. Trail from highway to beach is shaded and gorgeous and runs along a river.

hiking
1 month ago

Some technical sections, views are with it!

Easy and fun to walk down to the beach on

hiking
1 month ago

This was my first time hiking Cape Falcon. It was an easy hike with some stunning views. There were several areas with a lot of roots, so watch your footing. With that in mind, don't forget to look up an enjoy the sights around you. I will definitely hike this again, but only on weekdays. Fewer people and dogs since I bring my four legged sidekick with me everywhere.

beautiful and easy little hike.

Beautiful little beach and easy to navigate to. Easy hiking.

Beautiful views! Very busy trail and lots of tree roots to walk over. Inclines were not bad at all. Get there early because the parking gets full.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful! Not very muddy, and what mud was there was firm. Recommend getting here early though, parking filled up fast! Only 3 other cars in the lot when we arrived at 9am, completely full when we left at around 12:30. Bathrooms are past the trailhead, across the street.

hiking
2 months ago

great trail for taking kids and dogs on! View at the end is incredible

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike with plenty to see and hear. Loved walking through the forest and hearing the ocean waves. Great panoramic views from the highest point, and make sure to head to the end of the Cape Falcon trail to view the secluded black sand beach. We got to the trail head at about 8:45 and only started encountering other hikers on the way back, so go early for more quiet time, as this is a popular route with families. My favorite hike on the coast!

hiking
2 months ago

Very easy and fun hike! Great view at the end to sit, watch the ocean, and eat and rest. The view is awesome! Also visit the beach after and put your feet in the water to cool off!

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