Crescent Beach Trail

MODERATE 97 reviews
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Crescent Beach Trail is a 2.1 mile out and back trail located near Cannon Beach, Oregon. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
561 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

beach

11 days ago

It would of been amazing but was SOOOO muddy! Regardless amazing views.

1 month ago

The view was up close and personal. Loved it. Also, met the nicest people on this beach!

1 month ago

Short easy hike that spits you out on the beach. Very muddy on some parts off the path.

hiking
1 month ago

Such a great hike!

1 month ago

I adore Oregon!! This trail offers incredible views as you near the edge of moss infested forests. I hiked in late October, and the weather was ideal when you take into account the humidity and activity. Would definitely recommend.

hiking
1 month ago

This is an easily accessible trail from a parking lot with nice views and, more importantly, restrooms. Our family of 2 adults and 3 teenagers hiked it with no problem. We hiked it in December and it was a gorgeous, 60 degree day. There is some climbing on this trail, but I'd not characterize it as difficult. The climb up to Multnomah Falls is much steeper and difficult. We didn't encounter many hikers on this trail, but that could be because it was December. The trail is very pretty, some mud, but not bad. The end point at the beach was lovely. Waterfall, driftwood, lava rocks on the beach.

hiking
1 month ago

After heavy rains, this trail was still in good shape. Some mud which was slippery at places. Wear hiking boots and is easily managed. Beautiful overlooks of the rock formations, Tillamook lighthouse and beaches below. Not too tough to hike but also a good workout! Very worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

I did this hike two weeks ago with my partner, and although the weather wasn’t ideal (the trail was quite wet/muddy/slippery), there were great views and a secluded beach that await at the bottom.

The first 3/4 of the trail are relatively flat, prior to descent to the beach, and has great photographic views shortly into the trail.

4 months ago

Beautiful forest trail with "new" growth on old logged trees complete with long sprawling roots. Quite a few great ocean overlooks with a phenomenal finish- a gorgeous beach just about all to yourself. Great rock formations and views of cannon beach.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail. Not too difficult, but a little steep coming back up from the beach. Nice beach too.

5 months ago

Really nice, fun little hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Solid hike with lots of variety! Medium plus in terms of difficulty but totally worth it. Bring your sandals and a towel- trail takes you to the beach.

5 months ago

Family of 5 made the hike, well worth it... awesome beach.

6 months ago

Beautiful trail. Lots of ups and downs. Different types of scenery. Sometimes it was so quiet we could feel the silence. Very refreshing, even though it was a busy weekend with a fair number of people. Lots of dogs out on it.

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing views. Great reward at the end if you make it to the beach. Time the tide right and check out all the tide pools!

8 months ago

Trail very muddy after the rain but my som and I had a blast. Fantastic views and had the whole beach to ourselves.

8 months ago

Wonderful views and a nice hike for getting back into shape. It happened to be super muddy this time though❤️

hiking
8 months ago

Great views of the beach and ocean along the way. Super muddy spots along the trail, but nothing you can't get passed!

9 months ago

Try to tune your hike so you're there at low tide. The tide pools on Crescent Beach are awesome. It's still really muddy, so be prepared!

9 months ago

Try to tune your hike so you're there at low tide. The tide pools on Crescent Beach are awesome. It's still really muddy, so be prepared!

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