Cape Meares State Park Loop

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Cape Meares State Park Loop is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tillamook, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.0 miles Elevation Gain: 662 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

beach

forest

views

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

scramble

You'll want to spend an afternoon at this wonderful park. From the viewing area you'll see many seabirds including cormorants, murres, and maybe even puffins. There is a beautiful shoreline to explore.

hiking
4 months ago

This isn’t an actual hiking loop, don’t be confused by the name. It’s a lot of walking on the road with cars blasting by. We arrived thinking there would be a 3 mile easy family hike. However, there is a nice short trail to view Oregon’s largest Sitka Spruce. The tree is beautiful and impressive! Great short trail walk, easy for kids. At the beginning of the trail, you can head to the right to go on a steep 1 mile hike down to the beach (accessible by climbing down a rope). That trail has parts very overgrown with very narrow paths and shrubbery rubbing your legs. The trail says it’s closed, but it’s not.

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rocky
6 months ago

this trail is wonderful. Very beautiful lots of shrubbery and of course trees! Went on this trail with a group of 5 under 35 and an 8 month old in a pack and it was awesome. Getting down to the beach is a little tricky because it drops off but we got down slowly and carefully without ropes but ropes would be recommend. The trail scenery changes as you get closer to the beach and its just....beautiful.

Wed Jan 09 2019

Love it

Sat Jun 02 2018

Road is closed.

hiking
Sat Apr 28 2018

We went here back in November. It was a stunning sunny day. The hike is fun and easy and has great views onto the ocean.

Thu Mar 29 2018

The road to get to this hike is closed, just want to save everyone the time. Not sure when it will be re-opened.

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Fri Dec 29 2017

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Sat Sep 16 2017

A bald eagle flew into my frame while I was taking pictures from the cliff side. What could be better?

Wed Jul 05 2017

Quick hike -- great views..

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Wed Jun 21 2017

Mon May 29 2017

Great for kids!

Mon May 08 2017

Beautiful!!

hiking
Mon Aug 22 2016

it's is NOT a loop. it is down-n-up. it is narrow and frequently steep. it is 100% downhill so it's 100% uphill. there are only 2 or 3 places you can see the water or have any view at all beyond the greenery immediately around you. it was slick enough in places that i traversed sections on my butt. best of all, it was closed before you got to the beach.

Tue Aug 09 2016

My wife and I have done this hike a few times. It's very easy and relaxing. There are outstanding views too. The lighthouse is pretty cool too.

hiking
Mon Jul 25 2016

Great history at the lighthouse. Spectacular views all around.

walking
Sun Jul 03 2016

Great views all around. I'd definitely do it again.

walking
Wed Apr 30 2014

Short walk down to Cape Meares lighthouse, some amazing views of the ocean and coastline. Also a really cool tree called the "Octopus Tree" is located nearby. Fun and easy trail

walking
Thu Apr 11 2013

Short trek down to the lighthouse with an amazing view; and if you're lucky an informative inside tour.

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4 months ago

recorded Cape Meares State Park Loop

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