Explore the most popular birding trails in Siuslaw National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

did this hike October 22, 2018. essentially a drive up destination. very short walk to the attraction. walking access from this trail to a variety of the other attractions along the coast.

A great, easy hike for the whole family to enjoy. Easily our favorite hiking spot to take the kids along on.

Nice easy trail. Busy. Take the north loop to avoid the traffic. Falls are nice, bridge is cool. Collected some mushrooms, yum.

Awesome and beautiful but super easy hike! Very popular spot but still worth an afternoon trip.

We did the Giant Spruce Tree first and glad we did because we were tired after taking the way up R Perpetua Trail. It is quite an incline, but since i’m usually hiking in altitude in Colorado it was nice to be able to at least catch your breath! The view is spectacular and worth the climb.

The wander in is really pretty. fairly deep forest. Not especially challenging. couple minor hills but thats really all. the view of the falls from the bridge and the area across the canyon are absolutely wonderful.
That much said, even on a cool early Friday morning there were a ton of people. on my way in, I passed 4 groups of people in less than a mile. all of them were super friendly and gave a pleasent good morning as we passed each other. on the way out, however, I must have passed 10 to 15 groups totalling 50 to 60 people. and most of them had zero trail manners, using their large 5 to 10 people group to block the whole trail forcing me completely off the rather wide trail. Some of the groups had younger kids who were yelling and screaming and stomping on mushrooms and trying to push over small trees. while I'm happy to see parents bringing their kids in a no cell service area, a little respect for nature wouldnt hurt.
I may go back during the spring run off, but not unless its a cold rainy day.

Beautiful, quiet, serene. You can hear and sometimes see the ocean throughout the whole trail. The visitor center has good information and there are many other side trails to explore.

Beautiful trail many small waterfalls.

We hiked this trail on father's day and it was very busy, but not over crowded, fairly easy walking, my 5yr old almost did the whole trail on his own, so it's very kind friendly. loved the view of the falls and the pools at the bottom to play in the water and cool off.

hiking
21 days ago

This trail is gorgeous and 4.5 miles RT

Fun place to hike with kids or go for a run! I liked it so much hiking with a group of kids that I went back the next day and ran it. Shady and covered by trees. The ground feels padded and bouncy I loved it.

Easy, beautiful hike.

hiking
27 days ago

Started from the Cape Perpetua Visitor's Center. It is challenging in that it is a lot of elevation gain over a relatively short distance (got my heart rate up for sure), but I made it to the top by taking it slow. The shady forest and glimpses of ocean are beautiful along the way and the views from the top are worth it. There's a quick, easy walk to the rock shelter from the top parking lot, and a toilet ;).

The best - jaw dropping view.

Awesome place to take friends and family

Really great. We opted to do this trail over Kentucky Falls after reading reviews that the road to that trailhead was rough. We were there first week of September and saw maybe 6-10 people the entire loop, not bad. There are some crawfish living in the gentle streams below, hiding in the rocks. “Swimming” is possible also, but since it’s so cold, we just kept jumping in and getting out immediately. Many different small waterfalls leading to the main waterfall at the end, I would recommend parking at the further parking lot to really experience this area.

This hike kicked my butt in the hot weather. Was worth it though! The drive is a little rough.

Drive out on one lane road was tricky. But well worth it. Trail was easy. Nice waterfall.

What a great trail just outside of Yachats. We used the day use parking at the top. Hiking down to the visitor center then back up. The views of the Oregon coast are amazing.

Delightful paved stroll down to the basalt shoreline where Thor’s Well thrills immediately before and after high tide. Use caution! The spout it also fun, as the surf churns up the channel and pounds the rocks concussively.

Beautiful trail, well maintained.

walking
1 month ago

We love this trail. You can either stay on the path or if you don’t mind getting your feet wet you can work your way up the creek.

Instructions on app took us to middle of no where.

One of the easiest close to the coast hikes!! Beautiful all around.

One lane road to parking at the head of the trail. Trail was nice and easy, perfect for beginners and kids.

Easy hike with beautiful scenery. We took the North Loop headed in to add more mileage but backed out using the regular path. The trail is managed well with some tree roots you have to be mindful of on the walking path. The inclines are easy with just enough intensity to get you breathing deeply. We went midweek in August in the middle of the afternoon and it was busy. The bridge is rad and I expected it to sway and bounce more than actually did. We drove to the trail head from Lincoln City on a 12 mile stretch of road that was narrow, winding, and had a few switchbacks. Drive carefully!

This is a nice easy hike with a beautiful Suspension bridge that overlooks the falls. We drove in by the Southern route. The drive treats you to old growth forest and giant ferns.

Deep dark twisty woods leading down to a sweet little waterfall. Probably more impressive during the rainy season on account of the slow flow of water during the summer. This hike is a steep biznatch on the way back up, but it’s totally doable. There’s a picnic bench at the bottom of the hike by the waterfall, so I’d recommend bringing snacks or lunch and just enjoying your time. Or lay on the top of the table and stare into the trees like I did. Your choice. I’ll certainly repeat this hike during the winter.

on Oregon Coast Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Mostly uphill. Every step is worth all the amazing coastal views. Very Beautiful!

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