Hobbit Trail and China Creek Trail Loop is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Florence, Oregon that features a great forest setting 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
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
364 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

muddy

This loop trail is part of Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park. The trails are well marked and maintained. The Hobbit Trail has small chutes and openings in the sand and vegetation at the end of the trail that you must go through to make access onto the beach. Children especially love this fun adventure. There are several Hobbit holes to pick from besides the main one and provides some different options. China Creek trail meanders through some beautiful moss covered lush green forests and has a few crossings of China Creek.

8 days ago

Beautiful views from the trail.

Very magical place, expected Bilbo Baggins and gang to pop out behind the trees! Beach is lovely, not many people. Great hike!

hiking
24 days ago

I went from the trailhead to China Creek Loop and back (did not do the beach portion). Leisurely shaded hike in a beautiful forest. The China Creek Loop was my favorite part.

walking
1 month ago

Your app is amazing. Touring Oregon with an Aussie and husband who doesn’t like hiking. Just running and cycling. Easily found the trail head and used the gps.
Hike down the beach beautiful. Hiked back through the forest spectacular. A must do in the fall

backpacking
1 month ago

trail was well maintained. very quite peaceful.. definitely will be doing this trail again..

hiking
1 month ago

A cute half-day hike that takes in coastal views and green forest. Would recommend adding the out-and-back detour to the Haceta Head Lighthouse, which adds some uphill hiking but offers great views of the coast and beach. I would advise being familiar with the route ahead of time, some parts are not well signposted and we didn't have cell service, so we improvised. We were lucky enough to figure it out on our own!

2 months ago

The china creek trail is the prettiest part!!! We started at the Park at north end of trail and did the China Crest, lighthouse, and then hobbit trail and beach to park again. The lighthouse part added the burn, the rest was easy.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail in a magical forest. You get old growth giant moss covered trees as well as the coast/beach.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a beautiful trail that covers the Oregon gamut (minus redwood trees). There’s a beautiful moss covered forest, streams, beaver dams, a lighthouse, hobbit holes and a misty expanse of beach with driftwood and interesting features. We added the lighthouse hike to the loop and it changed it from a walk (sometimes people in flip flops carrying beach chairs) to a hike (vertical gain through starkly dry and rain forest areas). The negative here was the road noise from the 101, which runs through the middle of the hike.

3 months ago

Lovely walk along the beach.. trails diverge South end at the road and you can walk to the light house.

3 months ago

I added on the lighthouse trail to make it 6.6 miles. From forest to beach to vistas to the lighthouse this is worth a stop. Most don’t do the China Creek Loop and it was beautiful.

3 months ago

I didn't have a lot of time for a hike so I just walked from hwy 101 down to the beach and back. It was an awesome little stroll through the dark forest to the Beach. Would definitely recommend this trail.

4 months ago

It was a nice hike/walk. Lots of people on a Saturday.

hiking
4 months ago

Combines an beautiful beach walk with an awesome coastal forest hike. Make sure you take the China Creek loop - a quiet walk through an incredible Sitka Spruce forest.

4 months ago

Breathtaking. A great walk.

5 months ago

Perfect trail run

hiking
5 months ago

Favorite coastal hike. Connected to another trail and ended up doing 7.5 miles. Every bit of it beautiful!

5 months ago

One of my favorites and worth trying out. Only thing id say is if it's a cold, windy, and/or rainy day id skip the beach and go back the way you came. Ive also noticed when its rainy this trail doesn't get too terribly muddy. Theres only a few spots. Most pretty good.

hiking
5 months ago

I love this trail. It’s a 4.5 mile loop and it doesn’t even feel like it! The beach is a beautiful addition to the woodsy hike across the highway. There is also a separate trail to the right on the woods side, not sure where it goes as my friend and I ran into a giant daddy long leg and went back to the main trail!

6 months ago

my favorite

hiking
6 months ago

It's a nice little combined trail stroll.

7 months ago

Quaint & fun little trail

7 months ago

Love this trail! Check it out sometime!

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail. Liked the diversity of forest & beach, we added the out and back to the lighthouse.

9 months ago

Nice trail through beautiful forest landing you on a pretty stretch of the beach. Watch your step on the roots.

nature trips
10 months ago

beautiful hike took my 3 children my doggy (leashed) and there are many places to hike and if you need to rest!

walking
11 months ago

Fun hike-lots of flat sections

hiking
Monday, October 09, 2017

Beautiful trail!!!! I recommend it. Goes to a very nice beach.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Great view at the bottom. Interesting trail.

hiking
Monday, September 11, 2017

Different types of environments from beach to forrest. Really beautiful.

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