nature trips





kid friendly

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.

1 day ago

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.

Easy hike with a breathtaking view.

F'n majestic!

3 months ago

Very unexpected find.....a beach that starts in the woods and yes, small shells in the forest. Just a few. Interesting little easy hike. I've done it several time but the last time was in August.

I've done it many times but almost always in combination with more trail either north or south.

Short and sweet. Only went to the first look out. Was foggy for us but it was still beautiful.

Didn't have time to make it all the way down because we got there too late, but ended up at a lookout peninsula that was absolutely gorgeous. Would definitely come back earlier in the day to go all the way down to the beach!

Great views and somewhat technical terrain depending on your speed.

A little walk with great views. How can an .8 mile walk with 134' of elevation be rated moderate? It's a very easy walk.

Beautiful views with very little effort.

Great stretch of trail with the exception of being so close to 101 and hearing and seeing cars so much but this stretch of coast that I live near is incredible

Parts of the hike are beautiful with views but a lot of it is pretty drab forest but definitely worth seeing. Living close it's one of my go to short hikes.

6 months ago

Three ways to get there....straight in short or you can go in from the north or south.

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.