Hart's Cove Trail 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.
dogs on leash
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.
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. :)
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!
A great trail! Found the Geocache at the end of the meadow also! Definitely moderate traffic, Great experience!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I enjoyed this hike. It is definitely not hard. Pretty walk under a canopy of trees. after it opens up to the meadow, the grasses were so long it was hard to walk and make my way to the cove lookout. What made this hike special is the ocean view all around, plus the arched rocks.