Fort to Sea Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews
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Fort to Sea Trail is a 6.3 mile point-to-point trail located near Warrenton, Oregon. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
659 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

hiking

trail running

trail running
17 days ago

Great trail! We are from Pittsburgh and stopped here for a run. We read the reviews and started at the beach parking area that was recommended. Restrooms and free parking. Fantastic trail! Pretty fields that give way to gorgeous trees. We made a wrong turn into the cow field following the farmers road through the field. Super easy fix by going back to the path and just not going into the field but across the entrance instead. Perfect trails to run on. We didn't get to the hill, but did an out in back 6 miler. When we visit the west coast again, this will be on our list to make sure to run!

hiking
24 days ago

Great day hike. If you do this as a one-way hike, leaving a second car at Sunset Beach and starting at Fort Clatsop, then this is a moderately easy route with only a bit of elevation gain. What we love most about this one is how many different types of habitat we pass through in just a couple of hours: mature douglas fir forest, wetlands, forested sand dunes in between narrow lakes, more wetlands, and finally the beach. Keep an eye out for elk. Fair warning, in the spring, the last 1/2mi of trail to the beach has a low spot in the last wetland, and a hundred feet of trail might be under a couple of feet of water. Your first option is to be adventurous, remove your shoes, and wade through the (very) cold water to get to the other side. This part is spanned by a boardwalk and footbridge, so you're actually still on the bridge in between the railings, in knee-deep water. You can tell how deep the water is by how high it comes up on the handrail. This is where your second option comes in: if it is too cold or looks too deep (like if the handrail is under water!), then turn around, go back the 1/2 mile to the parking lot, and hit the beach via the road access.

hiking
2 months ago

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3 months ago

I walk these trails nearly every day, for our little community they are simply perfect and breathtaking

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walking
5 months ago

Perfect fun, easy day hike!

mountain biking
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hiking
8 months ago

trail running
9 months ago

Great out and back trail. My Suunto read a total elevation gain of 1,500 miles. Lucked out and only saw one other person on the entire trail during the entire run.

trail running
9 months ago

Great 1,500 elevation gain on the 12.5 mile out and back. Only saw one other person during the entire time I was on the trail. Very well marked and the upkeep of the trail was impressive.

trail running
9 months ago

Can't figure out how to edit my post I just made, but elevation gain meant to read 1,500 ft, or course.

10 months ago

The fort to sea trail is a beautiful hike but you must know that the section from sunset beach to the Hwy 101 tunnel can be treacherous in the farmer fields with the switch back fencing and the big Bull that might stop your hike fast. Check out my pictures of the bull.

11 months ago

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Definitely my favorite trail so far!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

One of my favorites. I always try to make sure I do this trail whenever I visit!