A fine place for a romantic stroll with tidepools, islands, and the headland with its hidden cove. Sailboarders come from everywhere! When Lincoln City�s beaches are crowded or windy, this sheltered spot just north of town is surprisingly quiet. A short path descends to the beach at the pebbly mouth of a lazy little creek. The north beach is topped by a jumble of quaint old cottages until the beach narrows to the massive Cascade Head. Fragments of lava form ragged islands where comic, long-necked cormorants dry their black wings atop guano-stained roosts. At low tide it�s possible to clamber around the headland�s tip to a secret cove and beach. Don�t linger too long or you�ll have to wait hours until the next low tide to get out!

hiking
7 days ago

It's a fun trek through the woods leading to a beautiful vista. As others have mentioned, you must park down the hill from the dead end, and then you access the trailhead by walking down the western-most road with a large gate. The trail itself is fairly rugged, with many rocks and roots to maneuver around, but it's not difficult. Climbing the actual thumb isn't difficult either, as there are plenty of footholds. Coming back down isn't much of a challenge, provided you look where you step. HOWEVER, be aware that if you attempt this hike on a wet day, coming back down God's Thumb might prove to be a royal pain, as it has the potential to become incredibly slick.

You have to trespass to get to trail. Discouraged by neighbors to even attempt.

hiking
14 days ago

The views from the top were absolutely beautiful. The trail itself was fairly overgrown though. The trail wasn't very well graded and could be hazardous for young children.

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16 days ago

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18 days ago

Very nice hike with great views from the top. There was no sign for the trail head and there is no parking at the end of the street. You need to park a ways up the street before you get there and walk to the end of the street. The hike starts on a private road that is fenced then it looks like a Deerpath going off to the right.

Great views!

hiking
20 days ago

Payoff is great! Steep ascent to the top of the "Thumb", but easier than it looks.

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21 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

Well worth the steep hill side at the end! A clear day made it even more spectacular! Hillside has imprinted grooves for feet, but I can imagine on a wet day it could be really slippery. Dirt was slippery too, dry, as I slipped. I'm a very timid hiker and this was enjoyable and gave me a sweat. Gods thumb is beautiful!

hiking
23 days ago

the thumb part of the hike was very steep (we all had to slide on our butts to get down) but the end view was amazing!!

hiking
24 days ago

Previous reviews was the only reason my family and I were able to find the trail. There’s no trailhead markers and zero signage along the way. When you’re at the dead end and you’re faced with no parking signs the entire cul-de-sac ending, look to the left, (west), and you’ll see a large metal gate across the “road”. That’s the trailhead. I found street parking about 500yards south.
Very early on the trail we miss took a side trail for the actual trail which was a very steep incline and made it much more difficult. if you stay on the very wide road looking trail then you’re on the right path.
overall super easy track and breathtaking views at a couple points along the trail. The real adventure is when you get to the meadow and then stare up ahead at the hill that Jets up at a super steep angle.
The steps up the side are fairly worn in and it actually sometimes makes it even more difficult than the angle of the hill itself. When you’re on top it’s amazing and absolutely beautiful. on the northern side it’s a nice 500 to 600 foot drop straight down to the beach. there’s plenty of room up on top even if you have a medium size group.
The hardest part of the entire hike was coming down the face of Gods thumb that was a crazy adventure with the baby strapped on a back back.
it’s a really cool trail and we’re looking forward to doing it again because it’s that much fun.

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24 days ago

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29 days ago

Great trail, a little confused of how to find it at first but helpful reviews from others cleared that up. Some steep parts but definitely doable. Definitely recommend doing it when it's dry, and has been sunny for days prior. Mud was all dried up which is a plus, beautiful views and definitely worth hiking to the top.