Hart's Cove Trail [CLOSED]

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Hart's Cove Trail [CLOSED] is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Neskowin, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1305 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

closed

This trail is temporarily closed through July 15th. A beautiful hike on the coast where you descend to your destination for a change! This is a wonderful hike that takes you through a temperate rainforest environment past massive trees and eventually to beautiful coastal views. If you arrive at the right time of year you may see plenty of wildflowers as well. This hike is unique as you start of the hike descending and return climbing the same switchbacks on the way back.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful view at the end of the trail, beautiful hike in general

2 months ago

Gave this one star because we didn't get to do the hike! The trail is closed January through July 15th. Just wanted to warn everyone so they don't drive all the way out here only to find what we found!

5 months ago

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8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

WOW. What an amazing hike. I would rate this a more moderate hike. Coming back up was a bit difficult but thats about it. So if you are a bit uncertain about going because it is rated as hard (like I was) do it anyways! The view is soooooo worth it. :)

9 months ago

9 months ago

Once you get to the meadow on the coast make sure you go down to the pine trees to get a nice view of the cove. Such a peaceful place! Going back up to the car is awful and so steep!! Bring lots of water!

hiking
9 months ago

A great trail! Found the Geocache at the end of the meadow also! Definitely moderate traffic, Great experience!!

hiking
9 months ago

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10 months ago

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10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

It was a rainy day, so that may have impacted my rating. The forest was pretty to hike through. Definitely not a hard trail. Steep at the beginning and the end. You could hear the seals which was exciting, but you never could see them even at the point. The waterfall is visible but not impressive. The meadow at the end of the trail is not well maintained.

10 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail leading to a wonderful view of harts cove. The first 1/2 mile is steep switchbacks, but nice easy trail the rest of the way.

hiking
10 months ago

Very nice trail, we had a very good time. The trail was very nice in most areas, only a few spots overgrown, but not at all hard to pass. A couple of downed trees, but again, easily passed.

hiking
10 months ago

Really a great trail! There are many different elements to this hike. The forest looks as though it came straight out of a fairytale, the creek is beautiful, the ocean is (as always) incredible, but the cove is a sight to see before death!! Stunning. I have also hiked the nearby Cascade Head and must say that I far prefer Hart's Cove. Not for those who don't enjoy a good workout though! The steep walk up will literally take the breath out of you haha.

hiking
10 months ago