nice path, we got a little lost in the fields but figured it out. Great way to see the forest and the beach

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Difficult enough to challenge this out of shape hiker, but not too difficult to be enjoyable. Beautiful, well maintained trail!

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

very groomed trail. easy walk.

hiking
4 months ago

nice trail for any skill level. the part where you go through peoples property is a little odd, but really is a very nice hike. Be sure to bring bugspray!

trail running
5 months ago

Great trail! We are from Pittsburgh and stopped here for a run. We read the reviews and started at the beach parking area that was recommended. Restrooms and free parking. Fantastic trail! Pretty fields that give way to gorgeous trees. We made a wrong turn into the cow field following the farmers road through the field. Super easy fix by going back to the path and just not going into the field but across the entrance instead. Perfect trails to run on. We didn't get to the hill, but did an out in back 6 miler. When we visit the west coast again, this will be on our list to make sure to run!

hiking
5 months ago

Great day hike. If you do this as a one-way hike, leaving a second car at Sunset Beach and starting at Fort Clatsop, then this is a moderately easy route with only a bit of elevation gain. What we love most about this one is how many different types of habitat we pass through in just a couple of hours: mature douglas fir forest, wetlands, forested sand dunes in between narrow lakes, more wetlands, and finally the beach. Keep an eye out for elk. Fair warning, in the spring, the last 1/2mi of trail to the beach has a low spot in the last wetland, and a hundred feet of trail might be under a couple of feet of water. Your first option is to be adventurous, remove your shoes, and wade through the (very) cold water to get to the other side. This part is spanned by a boardwalk and footbridge, so you're actually still on the bridge in between the railings, in knee-deep water. You can tell how deep the water is by how high it comes up on the handrail. This is where your second option comes in: if it is too cold or looks too deep (like if the handrail is under water!), then turn around, go back the 1/2 mile to the parking lot, and hit the beach via the road access.

hiking
7 months ago

I walk these trails nearly every day, for our little community they are simply perfect and breathtaking

walking
10 months ago

Perfect fun, easy day hike!

mountain biking
10 months ago