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Cape Falcon Trail is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Nehalem, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.6 mi Elevation gain 623 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Beach

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Muddy

Over grown

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My Miller
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grown

Very nice views at the end. Still have wild flowers, saw a deer gazing. A little bit muddy but a good hiking boots will do. Overall, nice trail. Highly recommended.

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Cintia Rovinski
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Kamilla Aslami
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HikingMuddyOver grown
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Alex Kahn
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HikingMuddy
Drew Hamm
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Warren Mccarty
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Hiking

Did this hike a week ago...like others have said, MUDDY! I would not recommend trying this hike right now unless you have waterproof mid-high boots with very good soles. It’s very slippery and in spots where, visually, one would not expect it to be. Hiking sticks would be. +++! Keep your eyes down and you’ll see the spots where others have bit it unexpectedly. Tells like that kept me on my feet though I did have numerous sudden and unexpected bouts with loss of traction. An absolutely beautiful hike with a great reward at the end. Keep hiking around on the narrow trail and you’ll get a nice view of another cove! Cheers!

Scott Perdue
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HikingMuddy

It was raining when we arrived, and this was the muddiest hike I’ve ever done. No falls, though. The payoff was worth it, as the final view offered a great place to take a break and it was very beautiful.

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Anne Richardson
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HikingMuddy

I was glad to have my hiking sticks with me to help navigate the mud patches and slick spots, of which there were plenty. Also lots of roots to watch out for. Still if you love being immersed in trees and all their wondrous energy, this hike is a joy. And though the coast was misty and view clouded, it was worth making it to the end as the wildflowers were a delight.

Kc Pelayo
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HikingMuddy

Went on a Monday morning. Started at 10am with only four cars in the upper parking lot and after the hike I came to a completely full parking lot. It was definitely heavily used. Though it was pretty muddy you can still get through it without completely waterproof shoes if you’re careful. Other wise the view at the end was completely worth the hike

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Cris Rinc
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HikingMuddyScramble

Fun trail with beautiful views! An epic muddy adventure!!

Jerry Yin
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Adam Stuart
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HikingMuddy

6-28-2020. Don't be the fool out there in tennis shoes--like me. Almost grabbed the hiking boots but figured it wasn't that bad. Lots of deep mud and standing water on the trail right now. We managed to ninja-warrior our way through, but it doubled the normal time. Apart from that, it's a gorgeous winding trail through the woods that overlooks a waterfall and eventually meanders out to the cape. There are plenty of secluded spots on the cape to hang out and take in the views. I highly recommend it, but just take the boots.

Ashley Frey
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Chad Darby
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Hiking

This trail should be closed for its own sake. Normally there are a few boggy spots but now it’s almost the full length of the trail. Lots of our party slipped and fell, but worse is the damage I saw to the trail. Many spots are getting widened badly in part due to the conditions and in part due to the very high demand.

Emily Telford-Marx
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Josie Faith Edgar
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Hiking

Wowee! They weren’t kidding when they said it is M U D D Y!! But it’s suck a fun & beautiful trail, so I’d say lace up your waterproof hiking boots and jump on in. Lovely views and great picture spots. We even saw a little deer when we reached the final viewpoint!

Marc Shumaker
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HikingMuddy

You’ll be slogging through some mud for a little toward the beginning of the hike, but it improves after a short while. However, you do navigate around mud pits on and off during most of the hike, which is a bit of a bum-out. However, the views at the end are so stunning that you’ll be glad you went through with it.

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Tia Kinser
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HikingMuddy

Sooo muddy.. do not wear shoes you care about having to hose out! It took a longer time then it should have because we were hopping from tree root to tree root almost the whole time! Otherwise we loved the waterfalls, the overgrown section at the top you have to duck through, and the wildflowers all down the cliffs!

Travis Timmons
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Kevin Windisch
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Andrew Kaylor
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HikingMuddy

When you read the comments about this trail being muddy, they are not lying! One of the muddiest trails that I have ever been on but the views at the end are pretty great. Bring good hiking boots that you don’t care about getting dirty. Also make sure to really explore the lookout area because there are some hidden gems up there.

Zander B
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HikingMuddyOver grown
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