Cape Meares Lighthouse Loop

EASY 23 reviews

Cape Meares Lighthouse Loop is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Tillamook, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. 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
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
291 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

paved

views

wildlife

You'll see plenty of birds and a lighthouse you can walk inside of.

hiking
18 days ago

during the last week of dec the whales are passing south and the lighthouse is closed. Most of this trail is a road and the loop is only 0.6 miles, stroller accessible.

hiking
2 months ago

Super easy paved trail to lighthouse. Your GPS will try to take you around the bay side to get here but it is inaccessible. Come here from the south side.

hiking
2 months ago

Another short and sweet little hike that I have to give 5 stars to for sheer beauty of the ocean and the adorable Cape Meares lighthouse. There’s plenty of benches to sit on so you can stare off into the abyss of the ocean, and a good amount of interpretive signage talking about the local birds. Also plenty of parking and bathrooms. I imagine this gets insanely busy during the summer, but it was raining cats and dogs today, so the visitors were sparse. Critters spotted along the trail: banana slugs

walking
4 months ago

Quick walk. Worth seeing the 800 yr old tree from the upper parking lot.

4 months ago

Easy trail, fun tour of small lighthouse

walking
6 months ago

Beautiful views. Busy but not overly crowded.

6 months ago

6 months ago

We loved the octopus tree and the little lighthouse. We were able to go inside and to the top. The trails weren’t too difficult for our group of ages 9 and older. Would recommend. Beautiful views.

10 months ago

road to the lighthouse is currently closed

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Beautiful views and benches to sit and enjoy for a while. Loved the lighthouse and reading about the history.

hiking
Saturday, September 02, 2017

A warning to older folk, this trail can be deceptively difficult. It's all downhill on the way there, which is nice - but it can be a difficult hike back up the paved path. It's not bad for anyone without physical ailments.

hiking
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fun lighthouse near Tillamook, OR.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Great easy scenic loop.

hiking
Friday, August 05, 2016

Easy walk to a pretty lighthouse. Great views.

walking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Some of the most beautiful views of the Oregon Coast, it also features a small Lighthouse.

hiking
4 months ago

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hiking
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Monday, August 07, 2017

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Monday, May 29, 2017