Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

MODERATE 32 reviews

Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area is a 0.8 mile out and back trail located near Cloverdale, Oregon and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
229 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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9 minutes ago

May 2, 2017
One of the most impressive sandstone formations along the Oregon coast. Many people fall to their deaths from the area beyond the fences. Still, with caution I was able make my way out to the point and down to the water in the breach. Spectacular at high tide with great views south to Cascade Head and north to Cape Lookout. Whales playing and feeding to the north.
Finding oneself in Pacific City requires an obligatory pit atop at the Pelican Brewpub. Black rabbits are rampant in the area

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1 month ago

This route is not what I would recommend. I recommend heading north of Pacific City on Kiwanda Rd until you reach a road on the left just past the crosswalk for the campsites. This road will pass a parking lot and put you right on the beach. Here, you can drive on the beach (across several streams) down to the cape.

The hike up the sand dune on this side is better as well. COME AT LOW TIDE to explore hidden caves, starfish on the rocks, and lots of miles beach that is normally under 5 feet of water.

You can also hop over the "Danger" signs and explore the dangerous areas beyond. Just beautiful.

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3 months ago

It's a workout, but definitely worth it to climb up the dunes and explore a bit up top. This is my favorite view in all of Oregon, with the sandstone and haystack out in the distance, and beach as far as the eye can see. The brewery at the trailhead is a nice touch, too.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Monday, September 05, 2016

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Monday, August 01, 2016

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Great area to spend the day at with tide pools and the trek up the sand dunes for amazing views. Lots of disrespectful people who don't obey signs, having park rangers run back and forth all day telling people to get behind the fence. If you go, just be mindful of that and don't ruin for the rest of us by just "wanting to get that picture". There are plenty of other places that aren't danger zones

Monday, June 06, 2016

good beach ok walk

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Saturday, June 04, 2016

This place is amazing with incredible views throughout the entire trail. Tonight along the beach walk to the south of Cape Kiwanda was many "by-the-wind-sailors" or Velella velella's