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
6 days ago

Gorgeous.
Breathtaking.
Amazing.

These words alone cannot begin to describe, just how amazing this place is! It’s so peaceful, relaxing, and so much more!

You will not be disappointed!

Hiked this in February 2018 with 8 people in our party. Everyone was able to make it to the top. The trail was really muddy and it was heavy fog but it did not prevent us from going to the top. Would not recommend this for kids under 12. Only regret was that we didn’t get the spectacular view because of the fog.

This hike was absolutely amazing! We went on Sunday after the storm in lincoln city hit earlier in the week. We werent expecting it to be super great but not bad. We got there around 11am, no one else was on the trail or around, the sun came out, the views were spectacular!

Just be sure to wear water resistant/proof shoes in the winter, the mud was unavoidable.

hiking
1 month ago

Very muddy in winter! The last bit of the trail you have to scramble, it's very steep. The views are incredible and it's worth it!

The gate on he left side has chains on it and a no trespassing sign on it. Couldn't access the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Before you begin make sure you start at the gate to the left. There is a house just to the left of the gate. Walk around the gate on the right side in between the wood posts.

You will take a short walk up the hill. For an easier adventure remember to KEEP LEFT on the trail head. You have a choice along the trail head at a fork. If you choose Right then you will trek a steeper trail and if it is wet then it will be difficult. I would encourage the Left trail because it was traveled more and was a flatter trail which made it more enjoyable.

Wear good hiking shoes, if it’s wet be prepared to slip and get muddy and Bring a camera because the views are Gorgeous.

Enjoy your hike.

Oh and if you are looking to propose to your girlfriend-this is a great location....She said “Yes!”

hiking
1 month ago

finding the trail head was hard but definitely worth it. There are tons of no parking and no trespassing signs that make it confusing. Also, no parking close, be prepared to walk a bit. easy hike, even getting to the top of god's thumb. make sure you have good traction on your shoes though.

Overgrown but worth it! Hardest part was finding where to park without worrying about getting a ticket!

Great trail but be ready for a steep climb at the end of the trail where gods thumb is at.

hiking
3 months ago

Muddy in the rainy winter, but still a great hike with amazing views. Just wear footwear with good tread. Fun short hike.

Great short hike. Wear good shoes as it is a bit muddy, especially coming back down. If you have a dog be sure to use a leash as u reach the top. It's a looong way down the other side. Great view!!

hiking
3 months ago

Strange entrance (climbing over a gate) and hiking on a private drive for the beginning of the hike, but overall once you get to the trailhead, the trail is maintained nice with great views. Get ready to gain elevation quickly.

Easy hike. Hiked with a 5 month old puppy. Wave action was great today. Good hike for any skill level

It’s totally worth it and it’s beautiful. It’s kinda sketchy at the start of the trail because it starts on private property and there’s no signs so show where it starts. But once you find it it’s beautiful!

hiking
4 months ago

Relatively easy until the straight uphill hike up gods thumb. Good view though, and I enjoyed sitting for a snack up there. Parking is a bit confusing though!

hiking
5 months ago

Great views of the Coastline

I am back and the sun is shining. Brilliant.

Sitting at the top of the thumb as I write this. Shrouded in fog and I can't even see the Pacific, but I can hear it roar. Amazing up here.

The trail is hard to find but well worth it. There will be a no trespassing sign and a gate, go to the gate to the left of it. This is a vehicle trail to a residence but right before then is the trail head. Without this we never would have found it so thank you everyone and hope this helps. One of the better hikes I've ever been on!

backpacking
5 months ago

Love it!

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