God's Thumb Trail

MODERATE 95 reviews

God's Thumb Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln City, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
793 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

The Trailhead- It can be hard to find. Drive until you see the end of the road. Look to the left of the gated sign that has parking warnings on it. In order to park, you'll need to look for a shoulder spot between this gate and the "no parking" sign in the residential dead end street. Otherwise you are walking quite a ways to get to the starting line. Trail- This is a game trail that people have walked on until it resembled more of an actual trail. It's a bit muddy and slightly longer than one might expect, but kids should have no problem getting up there. When you get to the trail, take the second right to follow the path. It's a little less muddy. Overall- Amazing views. It's very windy getting to the top and also as steep as you'd expect. Hike took about 30-45 minutes.

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Great views of the Coastline

10 days ago

13 days ago

I am back and the sun is shining. Brilliant.

13 days ago

Sitting at the top of the thumb as I write this. Shrouded in fog and I can't even see the Pacific, but I can hear it roar. Amazing up here.

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20 days ago

The trail is hard to find but well worth it. There will be a no trespassing sign and a gate, go to the gate to the left of it. This is a vehicle trail to a residence but right before then is the trail head. Without this we never would have found it so thank you everyone and hope this helps. One of the better hikes I've ever been on!

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21 days ago

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backpacking
26 days ago

Love it!

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hiking
1 month ago

Good trail through the woods (follow the path to the right off the gravel road). This trail has a strong finish at the edge of the coast where you can hike up "God's Thumb" for some sweet views and drone footage. It was about a 1.5 hour hike for my girlfriend and I in August.

hiking
1 month ago

Quite the climb, but awesome views!!!!

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