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Fort to Sea Trail is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Warrenton, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.1 mi Elevation gain 534 ft Route type Point to Point

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Beach

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David Parry
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Hiking

Nice trail well marked, two distinct sections: through the woods and through the fields. The grassy area was humid!

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m p
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HikingOver grown

Did an out and back loop. Started from Sunset Beach and went up the Kwis Kwis Trail, traveled along the river on the Netul Trail, and came back on the Steep Trail to the main trail. Most of the trail near the beach is heavily overgrown. The bridges, when wet, are extremely slick. As you get closer to the fort, the trail is well maintained. The hike offers a variety of scenery. Well worth exploring.

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Sam@ NationalParksTrails
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Hiking

Started trail from visitors center and followed signs to the Sea. Some trees down but still great trail. The more history you know about the area the more you will appreciate the trail.

Jonathan Evans
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Hiking

Lovely trail through multiple biomes. Walking in the footsteps of Sacagawea... she insisted that Lewis and Clark let her complete the journey to the ocean. So special to share the view that must have mesmerized her.

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Lindsey Martino
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Hiking

Well maintained trail! Beautiful and diverse scenery as well as a couple chances to use the bathroom throughout. It felt like a pilgrimage! 4 stars because a portion was next to the highway.

A. P.
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Hiking

Great trail with chance to experience several ecosystems. Well maintained and marked for the first 3-4 miles (east to west); fewer markings after crossing 101 but still easy to keep the trail. Completed trail on 12/30. Signs at Ft Clatsop indicated “Trail Closed,” in the wake of a big storm on 12/19-12/20. We chose to proceed and encountered only one small tree down across the trail which was easy to cross. Not much to see from the overlook due to dense fog. We had one bovine close encounter in the open field west of 101. Luckily she was just curious. Overall very fun hike!

m p
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Hiking

Great trail. Did a lollipop loop with the Kwis Kwis Trail. Some of the bridges can be very slick when wet.

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Jacob Mullins
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Hiking

Did the Kwis Kwis loop to the overlook. Well maintained, crushed gravel the whole way. Not a whole lot of elevation change, a nice quick hike.

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Kathleen N.
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Hiking

Great trail, although we stopped short of the ocean. Two bridges, and a nice wide trail.

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Todd Frimoth
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Hiking

So well marked and managed! We were very impressed. This trail offered dense forest, lush meadows and beautiful vistas! We highly recommend it! Actually turned back just before the end to make it back to Fort Clatsop before it closed! But still did the 10+ mile journey round trip.

J B.
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Hiking

Great trail! You go from forest to prairie to beach grasses. We had several kids and the youngest was 4. All did great.

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Joanna Bishop
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Hiking

We hiked from the Fort to the Sea today with 8 kids ages 9 months to 9 years and it was amazing. All the kids loved it. The path was very well kept and a nice hike. I read through reviews before going and was a little worried about what to expect but it wasn’t bad at all. We are planning on hiking it again before summer is over.

Phoenix Kirchoff
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Hiking

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Elizabeth Gibson
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Hiking

This was an amazing experience! So many cool things to see along the trail. Speaking of trail, they do a beautiful job with the maintenance. Only critique, so many cigarette butts and trash when you get closer to the beach. I did my best to clean them up, but I’ll need some help from fellow hikers! Enjoy!

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Amber Buchholz
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HikingPrivate property

My husband and I really enjoyed this hike. it's a long one but only steep in one small part. You get a good view of Oregon Forest and farm lands which I enjoyed.

Jeff Lin
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Hiking

Awesome hike on a sunny day. Lots of varied terrain throughout entire trail. Very well-maintained and dog friendly. You even get to get up close to the cows when you pass through the pasture.

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Mikayla Greely
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Hiking

This hike was perfect for a Sunday morning! There was part of the hike that went through a pasture, but follow the path and you should be fine.

North Michael-Rittner
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Hiking

Absolutely LOVE this hike! It is an all day hike through farmland into rainforest and through some pretty intense inclines. Plan on a 12.4 mile round trip unless you plant a car at the fort side and start at the sea side of the trail. There is no shuttle service back and forth as the inter webs would have you believe from researching afar. Great hike! The wild raspberries along the way were an added bonus!

Sandra Goza
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Hiking

The trail was great and well kept up. I walk with a cane, so it was pretty simple. (We didn't make it the whole way) However, we went back by the way of the "Clay Pits" it was very steep, lots of tree roots, and stairs (made for a giant) it would have been nice if the trail would have been marked.

Leigh Belbeck
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Hiking

We did this in reverse and returned to the beach trail head. A very nice day out which included cycling from Fort Stevens Camp ground. The hike is easy and through beautiful forest. Some steeper inclines with switchbacks but ok. The condition of the trail is great- new bridges and decking in places. We lunched at the Visitor Centre and fort before returning. Good wifi at the VC. Highly recommend the hike and take in the VC and short film on Lewis and Clark.

Ivan Sultan
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Hiking

I will have to agree with others on this trail. I really love the wooded part of the Ft. Clatsop trail network, but the section from the highway to Sunset beach is in need of real attention. There has been extensive trail maintenance from the Fort down to the highway, but the three mile stretch to Sunset Breach has not seen any maintenance on a long while. It is overgrown in many areas and the long grass hides very uneven terrain. I also had a close encounter of the animal kind as there was a good sized bull camped out between two of the turnstiles. On the out bound trip I jumped a couple of fences to avoid the big guy, but on the way back I figured I could slip by him. He spooked as a walked in front of him and moved into my path. I was able to quickly step past him, but it really gave me the willies. This trail would be much better if something was done to allow for safer walking through the cattle pastures. It seems to me that there is plenty of land there and the cattle could be kept in areas that did not place them in the direct path of foot traffic through the area. I really enjoyed the eleven mile hike and recommend it, but give the cautionary reminder that you are hiking through active cattle grazing land and need to be careful.

Elan Mudrow
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Hiking

I’m a trail runner from the Pacific Northwest, so I have seen just about every environment Oregon has to offer. If you start out at Fort Clatsop (respect to my brother Comcomly), you will see fairly typical, newish, temperate rain forest. Although, there is no old growth here, it appears there is an effort to return it to its former self. I was a bit disappointed in the double track trail which gave me the feeling I would run into motorcycles or four-wheelers, but after gaining an easy incline run to the Clatsop Ridge Viewpoint, I moved beyond this “old” road to familiar switchbacks of many trails I’ve been on since a child. Though, because of the gravel, this trail between Hwy. 101 and Clatsop Ridge Viewpoint reminded of Forest Park in Portland. So, if you want an easy traverse, without mud and slipping, hike to 101 and return back. If you want to go beyond 101, I have some criticisms. The trail disappears and you find yourself between fences, for a couple of miles, between cow pastures and vacation homes. Some of the fields between the homes and farms looked decimated. I was sorely disappointed and if they intend to “share” space, some effort needs to be put into this stretch from 101 to the sea. If you have a fear of larger domestic animals, such as cows, you may want to skip this stretch, as at times, when you travel between properties, you must maneuver through animal gates that put you in the same field as the cows. To be honest, if I were you, I would see the ocean on a different day and hike the forest part of this trail separately If you want to do this trail, hike the fort to sea trail all the way down near 101, turn around and take the alternative route called Kwis Kwis trail back. You will have more options, more forest, and a nice hike.

Todd Dixon
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This trail has it all. Open range, forest canopy and a nice incline to the overlook. Easy in relation to safe, more moderate as it relates distance and exercise. If you are with less experienced hikers, you can go for a short, flat hike or if experienced do it all. Lots of cool things to see.

Sean James
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fun trail lots to see.

Brian Keechle
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Hiking

what a fantastic walk through history. This is a great trail for all ability levels and the possibility of seeing wildlife is very high.

Lauren Wallpe
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nice path, we got a little lost in the fields but figured it out. Great way to see the forest and the beach

Rachael Rothenberger
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Hiking

Difficult enough to challenge this out of shape hiker, but not too difficult to be enjoyable. Beautiful, well maintained trail!

AllTrails User
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Walking

very groomed trail. easy walk.

Lauren Wallpe
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Hiking

nice trail for any skill level. the part where you go through peoples property is a little odd, but really is a very nice hike. Be sure to bring bugspray!

Edith Shreckengast
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Running

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!

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