Explore the most popular hiking 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.

1 day ago

Beautiful. Easy hike. Park at the Sandy beach parking lot and walk under the bridge to the beach. This part follows a creek and can be crowded with surfers in wet suits carrying their surfboards. The trail is paved to the beach. Turn right at the map on the beach and head up the trail to the lookout. watch out for roots and slippery spots. Hiking poles are a good idea. Bring a windbreaker. It can be windy at the top. The views are absolutely breathtaking.

Hiked on Oct 18. Well-marked trail, bathroom available nearby, no fee to park. Steep in sections, lots of roots on trial. Gorgeous views of the ocean. Take the short hike to Devils Cauldron. Very unusual trees-some had root systems that were above ground and saw lots of old growths.

A nice gradual trial down to the Cauldron with AMAZING views. We went on a beautiful sunny day so got to see all the way down the coast as well. We also continued down on trail 328 for a little bit and were rewarded with a trail full of all kinds of different mushrooms. Great hike!

5 days ago

Ill give this one 4 stars, but only because of the Rooty trail. Yes the trail is full of roots! But, if you persist you will be rewarded with an amazing view at the end at Falcon Point, 360 view of the ocean where you will be able to see the rock formations of the other points on either side. We stopped at Short Sands beach to dip our feet in the water and it was a perfect spot to end the hike.

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.

20 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.

23 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!!

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

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.

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2 months ago

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

2 months ago

Some technical sections, views are with it!

Easy and fun to walk down to the beach on

2 months 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.

Hiked from Oswald west parking area to elk trail across the bridge, to devils cauldron, to north neahkahnie mountain trail, then went down on the west side and finished on the 101 going back to Oswald west parking area.

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