Clatsop Loop Trail

MODERATE 88 reviews
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Clatsop Loop Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cannon Beach, Oregon and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
790 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

6 days ago

great views, easy hiking, big trees!

hiking
1 month ago

It was a very steep climb up the logging road with creek views lapsing into a woodland area, but dipped downward to the hiker's camp. Walked past the camp to the viewpoint. Great view of lighthouse yesterday. it was clear and upper 50s. Returned to my car via the second part of the loop going along the ocean. Many great views though more muddy in places. It was a treat. Will go again.

2 months ago

really enjoyed this hike and the wonderful views it offered of the Tillamook Lighthouse, Indian Beach, and old growth forests.

hiking
4 months ago

This was a beautiful short hike. GPS said it was 3.2. Was able to watch the sunset.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful views on the way back, and gorgeous forest scenery. Not too difficult and a great family hike, especially if you get a great day of weather on the coast!

hiking
7 months ago

Start with the western trail for best views on the way up. At the top, be sure to veer to the left to see the military battery; very Darma Initiative like (Lost fans). I'm not exceptionally fit but managed the climb fine; helps to have so many photo opps to catch your breath.

7 months ago

So fun! I want to do it again! I would recommend going up the small trail and coming down the more wide, paved trail. The small trail (to the left at the start) has switchbacks while the other side is straight up hill.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail... yeah it's got mud. It's Oregon. We passed several people on the trail in flip flops. Lol, again it's Oregon. Next rip out to the PNW I will backpack the entire Lewis and Clark Trail. Thanks Oregon!

hiking
8 months ago

Did the hike and it was beautiful! Very muddy and a few fallen trees but just amazing!

hiking
8 months ago

A very simple trail though if you do it counter clockwise be prepared to do a constant 1+ mile uphill which is extremely tedious and annoying but at least it will always be in the shade. Best to do it clockwise, if you want it to be easier.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful views on the way back down. The way up was beautiful but don't expect to see the ocean.

hiking
10 months ago

Excellent Oregon coastal forest hike.

hiking
Saturday, October 08, 2016

We took the steeper route up and then

hiking
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Loved this spot, weather was perfect in August, saw a couple elk, heavy vegetation and gorgeous views and overlooks, plus this spot was the back drop to the Goonies and last scene in point break!

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Beautiful view of the light house.
We enjoyed this trail.

hiking
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Awesome short hike. Challenging but fun. Great views of Cannon Beach and Indian Beach. Lots of surfers to watch. Need moderate endurance to enjoy this hike!

hiking
Monday, July 25, 2016

This is a great hike with gorgeous views! There were not too many people on the trail when we were there which was awesome! The terrain was not too difficult, but not so easy that it was boring.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Awesome trail. Got rained on, but that is normal for the coast. we counted 30 slugs, one yellow finch, one snail, and one fawn while on the trail.

hiking
Friday, July 08, 2016

A tough slog uphill at the beginning (aka a good workout). Beach and lighthouse viewpoints were lovely. The concrete bunkers definitely added intrigue.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Great addition to the Ecola Park to Indian Beach hike. The forest side of the trail is well groomed through a beautiful forest. The coast side is a bit more 'wild' with more growth covering the trail and mud if it's been wet. The views are lovely and ending at the beach are tidal pools at low tide.

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