Bayocean Peninsula

EASY 13 reviews

Bayocean Peninsula is a 7.5 mile loop trail located near Tillamook, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
134 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

beach

lake

views

wildlife

This hike on Tillamook Spit can take you all day - but you'll see lots of different habitat while you're there. Starting off at the parking lot, you'll pass through bulrush tidal flats. The bulrushes and other plants that grow here are incredibly productive, able to hold together a loose, sandy sediment with masses of roots. Look offshore in the bay for crab boats and other fishermen. As you head out onto the end of the spit, the scenery changes from the tidal flats and inner Tillamook Bay to a sandy, wave scoured point. Indeed, the jetty at the end of the spit keeps the sand from closing off the shipping channel during large storms. Heading back on the ocean side of the spit, you'll see the typical flat Pacific Northwest beach, able to take the huge waves of winter. Finally, after cutting back across the dunes to the road, you'll come back on the high side of the dike and find a freshwater pond, Cape Meares Lake. The area surrounding this pond is frequented by elk coming down from the hills to feast on tidal flat grasses.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
2 days ago

walking
1 month ago

First time here. The day was cloudy, dark & misty and we loved this walk. There was the main path and several side paths that take you over the dunes to the ocean.

Scenery was beautiful and we took many photos. Will definitely go again.

9 months ago

mountain biking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

It's a wonderful trail. you can walk it, run it, hike it or just sit and enjoy the view. this is a gem of a trail. Bay view on the east side and Sandy beach on the west side. we were able to catch a herd of elk that had walked down the beach and we feasting on the grass on the hilly section. a true treat and we'll worth the time. Gorgeous views all around.

11 months ago

road biking
11 months ago

It's a fun ride and the views are awesome.

hiking
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Super easy to do. We took a large group(about 15 people) of differing skills on this trek and it was a glorious way to spend a saturday.

hiking
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

mountain biking
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Easy!! Slow! And beautiful!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

hiking
Wednesday, June 10, 2015