This corridor is a 12 mile, forested linear park with a rugged, steep coastline interrupted by small sand beaches. This park was named in honor of Samuel H. Boardman, the first Oregon Parks superintendent. He and others of his generation felt this shining green emerald coastline should be saved for the public. What gems they gave us: admire the 300-year old sitka spruce trees, gaze at the amazing Arch Rock and Natural Bridges, and walk the 27 miles of Oregon Coast Trail that weave through giant forests. Seaside prairies, spectacular vistas, secluded cove beaches, rugged cliffs and forested sea stacks come one after the other at this park. Visit old mining sites. Stand and ponder the old shell middens and wonder what it was like to live in a native American village by the Pacific Ocean.
This hike made me want to go bake to previous 4 stars and demote them to 3s, it was that much better! It's a short loop but has lots of opportunity to veer off side paths and additional viewpoints as well as good spots to play in the sand with kids for a while. I would definitely come back to this trail and allow more time and bring lunch to hang a while.
Short and sweet. Only went to the first look out. Was foggy for us but it was still beautiful.
Nice little walk. I've never done it without doing some of the trails north or south. Great to go in there and hike to Arch rock.