God's Thumb Trail

MODERATE 105 reviews

God's Thumb Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln City, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
278 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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
9 days ago

Muddy in the rainy winter, but still a great hike with amazing views. Just wear footwear with good tread. Fun short hike.

hiking
10 days ago

15 days ago

Great short hike. Wear good shoes as it is a bit muddy, especially coming back down. If you have a dog be sure to use a leash as u reach the top. It's a looong way down the other side. Great view!!

hiking
16 days ago

Strange entrance (climbing over a gate) and hiking on a private drive for the beginning of the hike, but overall once you get to the trailhead, the trail is maintained nice with great views. Get ready to gain elevation quickly.

18 days ago

Easy hike. Hiked with a 5 month old puppy. Wave action was great today. Good hike for any skill level

hiking
29 days ago

1 month ago

It’s totally worth it and it’s beautiful. It’s kinda sketchy at the start of the trail because it starts on private property and there’s no signs so show where it starts. But once you find it it’s beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

Relatively easy until the straight uphill hike up gods thumb. Good view though, and I enjoyed sitting for a snack up there. Parking is a bit confusing though!

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2 months ago

Great views of the Coastline

2 months ago

2 months ago

I am back and the sun is shining. Brilliant.

2 months 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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2 months 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!