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Cannon Beach

EASY 76 reviews

Cannon Beach is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tolovana Park, Oregon that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 16 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

walking

running

beach

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hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful, dog-friendly beach. If you get to Haystack Rock at low tide, there are tons of cool critters to see in the tide pools. Lots of Lions Mane jellyfish on the beach right now. Really cool to see. Just don’t touch them even if they appear dead. They can apparently still sting you.

hiking
3 months ago

Incredibly beautiful and fascinating beach walk with tide pools and Haystack Rock. We did at dawn and again at dusk.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Beautiful beach you can spend hours exploring and just walking. Bring your mountain/fat tire bike during low tide and check out the tide pools at haystack rock.

hiking
4 months ago

Just a walk.

hiking
5 months ago

It’s a walk...easy

hiking
6 months ago

Iconic view from the beach of Haystack Rock, great walk with the family. Clean, parking was rather easy on a weekday during 4th of July holiday week. Crowd was not too bad.

hiking
7 months ago

Really fun

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful flat beach, great for games of football, bocchi. Lots of dogs on the beach, many unleashed. If you take a dog, make sure they get along with other dogs, or you will have a tough time. Fires are allowed on the beach, nice for a chilly evening in March. Make sure to plan your visit around the tides, not much walking space at hide tide.

hiking
10 months ago

Sandy beach trail with large rock formations. Many tourists with dogs.

walking
Tue Dec 25 2018

A pleasant 3-mile walk on a picturesque beach.

Mon Sep 03 2018

If you want to experience something unforgettable just come and experience the haystack for yourself. If you're lucky enough to get a good picture of a puffin on your walk please share it. Great parking and restaurants in the area so bring the entire family.

hiking
Sat Aug 04 2018

Crowded but beautiful beach. You have to stop for a few photos at the least.

walking
Tue Jul 31 2018

It's a nice beach but over the years it has gotten pretty crowded, but it is expected for a beach as nice as this one :) for a less crowded beach you would have to walk or bike southwards!

Sun Jul 22 2018

Crowded. Typical beach walk. The farther south you walk, the more the crowd thins out. Good picnic spot.

hiking
Tue Jul 17 2018

what is the exact name of the trail to get down to cannon beach?

hiking
Thu Jun 14 2018

Timing is important here, just make sure you go real early, or at sunset. :D

backpacking
Wed May 30 2018

Crowded but you can see Puffins at Haystack Rock

Wed May 02 2018

Very popular because of Haystack Rock: obviously very busy. There are a lot better hikes in the area. Snap a pic with Haystack Rock and get out ;)

hiking
Thu Apr 26 2018

We drove up the California and Oregon Coast. We stopped at this beach because theGoonies were filmed here. The beach was crowed and ugly to be honest. I’d skip it if you are trying to see many things.

Sun Mar 11 2018

Spectacular views at sunset!

Tue Sep 05 2017

Great sunset, less people, great hike

walking
Tue Aug 08 2017

Very crowded, good views. During low tide you can walk up to the haystack rocks.

Wed May 03 2017

Great beach :)

walking
Sun Mar 26 2017

After staying in Hillsboro the night before, and driving through Nehalem to Cannon Beach, we finally found a place to park to go out and walk the wide flat beach. Haystack Rock is huge, is right in the middle of the town of Cannon Beach and at 235ft claims to be the third largest coastal monolith in the world. Recommend you stay at one of the local inns here to really be able to see the coast at all hours, sunrise to sunset - absolutely beautiful!

walking
Thu Sep 29 2016

Cool beach with not too much nor too little people there. I like how it's not too crowded, but not empty like some of the other coastal beaches in Oregon I've been to. Saw people playing volleyball and hanging around campfires. Haystack Rock was awesome to look at next to the sunset.

hiking
Sun May 08 2016

Beautiful!

walking
Mon Feb 23 2015

Pretty easy and absolutely beautiful at sunset. It's a very popular area.

mountain biking
Wed Feb 04 2015

Nice area. Near the coast. Heavy foot traffic though.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
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