Big Spruce Trail is a 0.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tillamook, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length0.3 miElevation gain16 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 725 Summer Street NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 Office: (503) 986-0707 Information: (800) 551-6949 Reservations: (800) 452-5687

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Cassie Mavi
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I read comments about how it was well maintained (and I’m writing this post about a week late so I was there late August, 2020), but it was crazy overgrown. I wish I’d had long pants and a long sleeve on—I got cut up a bit walking along the path from overgrown shrubs. The Sitka tree is awesome and the hike is simple and short. I’d recommend if you pair it with the Cape Meares lighthouse hike!

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Pamela Forbes
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Trail is open. It's a well maintained, easy walk to a cool old spruce tree and then to an overlook with amazing views!

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Brooke Barnes
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It's open. It's an easy trail and worth the few minutes walk to see the huge Sitka Spruce. Super cool tree!

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Miranda Riley
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great view not much else though

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Crystal Blower
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7/24/20: This was a weird “trail” because it took you up a road when there’s actually a trail there. Anyways, it was a pretty lighthouse and some pretty cool informational reads there along the trails.

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John Thompson
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Hiking

Nice short out and back to the huge spruce ... tree is so huge it almost gets lost because of scale. Primeval forest all around you.

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Allison Watts
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Hiking

Dog friendly, kid friendly out and back trail. If you are coming from Bayocean Rd. You can park at the road blockade and it’s just about four miles round trip to the lighthouse and back. Some hills, but not too bad. Plenty of shade and beautiful sights of ocean, forest and lighthouse.

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C M
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Jasmine Antinoro
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Hiking

The “loop” is just on the driving road to all three spots. I would just drive to the spots. They have parking lots.

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Judy Samples
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Hiking

There are some incredible sites on this trail including the oldest Sitka spruce tree in Oregon and the octopus tree. And it appears as if they are cleaning up the trails, and putting in some new trails. The only downfall is the amount of time you have to spend walking on public roads.

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Curt Pliler
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Walking

Impressive tree! Definitely worth the short walk.

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Wayne Wiggins
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Nice short walk

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Kyle Ras
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Hiking

Well worth the short walk. What an amazing tree!

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Jona M
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Definitely worth it! It may be short, but it is quite enchanting seeing the old growth Forrest!

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Jed Tai
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Ralph Dandrea
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Linda Melikian
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Lauren Schneider
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Mark Metzger
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Lisa Stine
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Jason Hodges
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Paul Child
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Mark Parham
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Heidi Dunbar Scovel
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Miriam Saucedo
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Brookalyn Stillwagon
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Colleen Ogrady
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Cally Baroni
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