Natural Bridges Cove - North Island Viewpoint (China Beach) Trail

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Natural Bridges Cove - North Island Viewpoint (China Beach) Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Brookings, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.5 miles
154 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers

1 month ago

Going south on the Oregon Coast trail from the Thunder Rock Cove pullout,the trail goes through forrest.At Natural Bridges there is a nice view.Continuing south it comes to open area above a cove.Further south the trail goes to another view area before dropping down to beautiful China Beach.

1 month ago

Going north from the Natural Bridge parking area the Oregon Coast trail goes through forrest,reaching the Thunder Rock Cove parking area shortly.In that stretch a side trail goes down to a view.

1 month ago

From the Natural Bridge viewpoint,the Oregon Coast trail continues south through forrest,then a opening above a cove.More trees and another parking area/viewpoint.South of that viewpoint area the Oregon Coast trail goes down to the north end of beautiful China Beach.

1 month ago

The Oregon Coast trail goes north(and south)from the Thunder Rock pull off.Going north the trail forks.Either way will go to Secret Beach,but going left at that fork goes down to Thunder Rock Cove and some very beautiful views before it rejoins and goes north to Secret Beach and other points to the north.

1 month ago

This place was unbelievable

3 months ago

I'll have to do this one again. I couldn't figure out the trail. I saw that it's the one to the right of the parking lot, but then it just brings you to another parking lot. I saw a turn and it didn't look like it went anywhere. So I didn't get to see too many views. But what I got to see was still beautiful.

4 months ago

Go right at the parking lot. Beautiful!

5 months ago

WATCH OUT FOR POISON OAK! Hiked around here and Secret Beach and got into lots of poison oak. Look it up and be familiar with it. Serious stuff!

6 months ago

Really easy hike, nice view!

7 months ago

The bridges view is literally 100 feet from your car. It is gorgeous.

8 months ago

Beautiful it's just so much to take in... it's immense!

10 months ago

This often bypassed gem is one of Southern Oregon's finest state parks, esp. the cove. South of the cove, you can beat back the bushes (unless they've been cut) and find headlands where you can sit and have lunch or just enjoy the spectacular view. I've hiked this park many times of 40 years.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Short and sweet. Only went to the first look out. Was foggy for us but it was still beautiful.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Nice little walk. I've never done it without doing some of the trails north or south. Great to go in there and hike to Arch rock.

Friday, May 27, 2016

We did this hike a while back and it was just beautiful!

Sunday, May 08, 2016

We didn't get the chance to take much of a hike as the trail down to the bridges were closed. There are birds nesting so who knows when that trail will be opened. It was beautiful views from what we Did get to see.

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Great views beautiful

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Enjoyed this trail a lot! Great views of the ocean, beaches and all the coast has to offer. We took our dog, and he did great, the beach was his favorite part! We didn't go down the trail to the arches as it was fenced & closed due to dangerous conditions according to signs.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Great views of the ocean and other rock formations.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fabulous views of rock formations along the southern Oregon coast.

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