Cape Meares Beach Trail

MODERATE 16 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
26 days ago

Took my wife and five kids (3-11) down and back. Trail was in very good shape most of the way. Only had to scramble over a few downed trees and only a couple moderately wet spots but is been dry for the last few weeks. Only issue we had was the last scramble down to the beach. We had to bush whack it 50 yards to the north from where the train came out to actually make it down to the beach. Very rocky as others have stated but fairly private with great views. Just a heads up the road to the trailhead was closed coming in from the north and we had to backtrack and come in from the Netarts side.

hiking
2 months 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.

2 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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.

8 months ago

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

hiking
11 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
Friday, May 05, 2017

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, April 29, 2017

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Sunday, September 23, 2012