Heceta Head Lighthouse Trail is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Florence, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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: 0.9 miles Elevation Gain: 131 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. This is an amazing hike that takes you to a historic lighthouse. Even though you'll have to ascend a couple hundred of feet to get to the lighthouse the views south down the coast from it are well worth it.

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

Heceta Beach is one of my favorite spots on the Oregon coast. The walk up to the lighthouse is fairly easy, and offers amazing views. The lighthouse itself is really cool. It still uses its original Fresnel lens.

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6 months ago

.9 mile hike to the lighthouse. Well paved pathway. Easy to walk. It was OK. Not a muat visit, but if you address driving by US101 towards florence then just give it a try. Can click some pictures near the lighthouse.

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8 months ago

Incredibly beautiful hike with interesting way finding information signs detailing the history of the lighthouse and its operation.

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9 months ago

Easy hike with great views

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9 months ago

Easygoing and totally worth it

Great trail up from Hobbit Beach (had to look at the sea stars first)!

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9 months ago

we actually did the lighthouse from Hobbit trailhead - supposed to be 1.5 miles each way but I clocked it at 2.5 miles total. It was moderate + maybe with a lot of climbing to a beautiful beach overlook, then you go down at least 300 ft to the lighthouse. You come in over the lighthouse which is cool. There are porta John's at the lighthouse. We're tired but a good hike. we did the .8 or so to Hobbit Beach also before this.

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9 months ago

Nice view of coast. Easy smooth trail. Nice beach access and Lighthouse.

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10 months ago

wonderful view from the top!

10 months ago

Nice easy trail, great views!

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10 months ago

Easy trail to find off of 101 and close to the Sea Lion’s caves another must see on your route. The trail had a $5.00 parking fee with easy card machine. Public restrooms also available. Easy beach access and a panoramic view up the hike to the lighthouse (all paved but it is a gradual climb). Great photo opportunities, cute gift shop with tours available. The lighthouse is spectacular and light can be seen miles down the coastline. There are other trails to take with other beach access. We went in about a mile, looked out some peek a boo areas of the coast and then turned back. A great hike for those more prepared for a full day of adventure.

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10 months ago

Very easy trail with beautiful views! The lighthouse was closed when I went up in January, but may be open now. On the way up to the lighthouse, there is a historical house with an interesting history. Overall very satisfactory!

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11 months ago

fantastic hike with awesome views at the top! unfortunately they were doing some trail maintenance on the hobbit side of the trail and I wasnt able to go all the way to the beach, but it was still a great time.

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Thu Jun 06 2019

Easy walk up to the historic lighthouse and enjoy the view of the pacific coasf.

Mon May 27 2019

le phare est magnifique, vraiment cute et la vue depuis la phare sur la baie vaut le coup !

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Fri May 17 2019

This is a popular area, so be ready for the tourists. That being said, this lighthouse is well worth seeing, and the view off the cliffs is priceless. It’s a steep little walk to the top, but it’s over quickly. There was one day sluggo on the path, so watch your step.

Mon May 13 2019

I would rate this trail as moderate. We started from the Hobbit trail. It includes a couple of stunning views of the water. There were a couple of resting benches along the way. The lighthouse was interesting and of course the view of the water, beach, and rocks was beautiful. There were a couple of guides there to answer questions. One of the buildings had some interesting historical items.

Mon Apr 01 2019

beautiful views make a walk uphill worth every step

Mon Mar 11 2019

Beautiful day! whales are traveling up the coast. the waves were gorgeous. Lots of people and dogs as to be expected but it was gorgeous out!

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Mon Feb 18 2019

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Mon Feb 18 2019

We started at 101, where the Hobbit trails starts so we took the real tough way! It was beautiful but 1.5 miles of tough, muddy work! Very pretty, a great workout (1100 feet of elevation!) and views at the end to enjoy. Go to hobbit trail/beach after.

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Sun Jan 27 2019

Fri Jan 11 2019

Short uphill hike to the Lighthouse. Super easy with amazing views. We try to go back at least once a month. Love watching the the way the sea changes in each season.

Mon Dec 31 2018

Easy little walk. The views are amazing!

Sun Oct 14 2018

Easy hike to the lighthouse.

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Thu Aug 02 2018

Fun and easy trail. Great views and access to the beach.

Wed Jul 25 2018

Nice hike up a gravel path/road to the light house. Beautiful lighthouse and views.

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Wed May 02 2018

Amazing day to be up at the lighthouse! great, easy climb to the top.

Mon Apr 23 2018

My absolute favorite stop on my little Oregon Coast road trip. There is a trail that leads up behind the lighthouse. Take it if you can! It’s the best view of the lighthouse and ocean. And use a panorama mode to capture it all. I added my favorite picture I’ve ever taken to this gallery. You just can’t beat the Oregon Coast.

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