Lone Ranch to Cape Ferrelo Loop is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brookings, 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.

Length1.6 miElevation gain291 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyFishingHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningBeachDog friendlyForestViewsWildflowers
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Serena Liu
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HikingWashed out

Brilliant views, especially around sunset. The trail back from the cape is washed out though, so I recommend taking the trail towards the cape, once you reach the ocean, take the same trail back out. Additionally, once you park, make sure you take the trail head on the right. The trail on the left will take you towards house rock. Other than the mildly washed out trail, it's an easy 1 mile hike roundtrip with a fantastic view.

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Andrea Troester
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HikingWashed out

The direct route from Lone Ranch Beach back to where you parked (on top of Cape Ferrello) is washed out. WHATEVER you do, do not take the highway back up. I promise, it sounds like a good idea at the time, until a 1/2 mile turns into about 4 as you hike an incredibly steep grade. Please, learn from our stupidity. We hiked out onto the cape and down to the beach - and should have went back up the steep path we took down that is not shown on this route.

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Jeanette Bailor
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Hiking

Beautiful views. Trail was unmarked in many places but you could find your way back even without markings. It might be through wet areas, but it can easily be done!

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Adam Alstein
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Taylor Root
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Over grownRocky

Fun, adventurous trail with amazing views! The trail definitely needs a few signs for direction, and it is completely overgrown in some areas. Wear good hiking shoes, long pants, and be prepared for wind. I actually stepped in a hole on the trail that was not visible due to the overgrowth and fell. We also walked up on a couple having sex...so that was odd. They were quite a bit higher than we were, so thankfully we did not actually see much of anything, but it was obvious! Right out in the open, during the day...Not sure if that is typical for this area or not.

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Brandee Rae
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Hiking

At times the trail is hard to follow. Great views if you miss the fog.

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Matt Shipley
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Very pretty, and easy hiking. However trail had many unmarked forks and was very confusing to follow. We never made it to the beach and ended up back at the road. Also, the trail head is very difficult to find. You have to park on the highway and look for a tiny concrete sign post just north of the private gated community.

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Sid Bos
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Hiking

Incredible views! Parts of the recording aren’t really a trail, just a trampled path through meadows

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Tatiana Van Campenhout
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HikingOver grown
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Emily Lassen
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Hiking

Lone Ranch beach is by far my most favorite beach in Brookings (with the exception being Secret Beach!). It’s waaaaaay less crowded than Harris and by far prettier in my opinion. You still get the sweeping beach with the gorgeous sea stacks. And you have the added plus of the gorgeous hike up to Cape Ferrelo. Make sure to start the hike in the wooded tree area that follows the little stream that empties out onto the beach. Sometimes the entrance to this trail isn’t accessible in early spring when the river is high. But if the river is low enough you can cross it and take the hike. Really great views at the top and a nice spot for lunch on a non-windy sunny day. Love this hike!

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Josh Freeman
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Hiking

Trail Head is blocked with trees debri from recent rain fall

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Jess Jarris
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HikingMuddy

Tried from Lone Ranch picnic area. Found the trailhead (a bit past restroom building on the right) but it was flooded and couldn’t cross. Was able to make it from the Cape Ferrelo viewpoint.

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Larissa Meany
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Hiking

Hard to find the start of the trail. We had to cross a small stream and got our feet/shoes soaked. Beautiful view. Easy walk. Kind of overgrown, narrow trail.

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Mike Lemieux
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Hiking

Did this hike yesterday, or at least part of it. Also climbed a big rock at the beach. Here's a video I recorded from the top: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxUUlA9w2Qk

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Lexi Irene
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Hiking

Beautiful hike along the buff overlooking the ocean.

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Bill Crain
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Hiking

Eerie is the word for this hike today. We are in the middle of the Chetco Bar Fire and it's pretty dark and gloomy. The trail is good and you can see by the pics the awesome views from above. You can see the lines in my pics are the sky full of smoke rolling out from the river and meeting blue sky Not much blue anywhere near us..... Hopefully I'll never see our beautiful home area affected like this again.

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Laura Miceli
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Beautiful views

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Mary Swanson
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Great views and somewhat technical terrain depending on your speed.

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Bill Crain
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Hiking

Great stretch of trail with the exception of being so close to 101 and hearing and seeing cars so much but this stretch of coast that I live near is incredible

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Breck Tuttle
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Scenic driving

Beautiful drive with several great easy and intermediate hikes.

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Carolyn MacIntyre
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Hiking

Great hiking in a beautiful setting!

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Corbin Stokes
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Hiking

Beautiful hike along the Southern Oregon Coast. Great ocean viewpoints along the trail.

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nash mar
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Hiking

I have only done a portion of this trail because every time I get on it, I find myself taking off from the main line and enjoying the connecting trails. The weather in Brookings is always a bit warmer than other local coastal towns. Great views!

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Heather Featherstone
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Hiking

Excellent if you hike with your family or alone. Not difficult. Beautiful views! Easy access from Hwy 101 at many points. Recommend you take a camera... you won't want to forget this hike.

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Luana Lopez
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This is a beautiful coastal hike. There is such an array of folage along the trail that sometimes you feel your in a vineyard, or a jungle. The views of the coast are breathtaking. This trail is often shared with runners and after every couple of miles it intersects with another trail access point from hwy 101. This is a great family hike

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Aureen Arellano
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Andrea Avila
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Ryan Stauffer
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Rachel McNeil
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