Cape Meares Beach Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews

Cape Meares Beach Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tillamook, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
462 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
18 days ago

We had a great time on this hillside hike. You get to listen to the waves as you make your way down to a rocky beach. It will be really slick and muddy if it’s raining for you, but after a day with no rain, it was a fun challenge with only a few muddy spots. As others say, there’s a few spots with fallen trees and a few spots requiring a scramble.

21 days ago

just the right challenge for me and easy for my kids. we were prepared for the mud, and it was a beautiful day.

hiking
1 month ago

very difficult. fallen trees on trail that must be scrambled over/under, washed out areas that are very slick. use caution, especially with children and pets, and wear proper shoes and it is possible to make it all the way down to a very rocky but beautiful beach.

hiking
1 month ago

Trail was washed out a couple places requiring a little bit of agility over trees and down small cliffs but rewarding to get to the beach. Main trial to beach was closed but there was an alternate trail available. Rocky but nice beach at bottom.

6 months ago

Loved this hike. Went during the week with my boyfriend and we had the place to ourselves. Easy hike, beautiful views.

hiking
9 months ago

Enjoyed this hike. Most of the path was well-worn, but a spot or two could have used a machete trimming. There are a few spots where it is slippery/muddy if it's been raining, and a small portion of the trail was narrow and crumbling down the steep slope, you have good shoes on right? The final decent to the beach involves an assist rope down the last 20 feet to the beach. Well worth the trip.

hiking
11 months ago

This trail is not really that difficult, though it does require either stepping in some pretty deep mud or maintaining your balance along the edge. Not a smooth and well-maintained path, but I think it was great fun, and it has a lovely, secluded rocky beach at the bottom.

hiking
Thursday, November 03, 2016

Great trail exciting and fun to hike, not that hard wear good shoes though can be slippery

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

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Sunday, September 23, 2012