Neahkahnie Mountain (Northern Approach)

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Neahkahnie Mountain (Northern Approach) is a 5.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Nehalem, 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 accessible year-round.

5.7 miles 1007 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

old growth

over grown

hiking
1 month ago

The trailhead-
Parking was easily accessible. Trailhead easy to find.

The trail-
The hike itself was moderate. The conditions of the trail was a different story. Storms seem to have snapped several trees, leaving the trail confusing. We got lost 2 times, attempting to pass large fallen trees in the path. Note: if there is a fallen tree in the path, don't walk around it. Check to see if the tree was intentionally left there to guide you away. Both times we discovered that the trail actually continued in a switchback form above, but the path was washed out. You'll need to get a little clever in your methods for getting up to the trail, but if you don't mind fern whacking, it's doable. Being winter time, it's also pretty muddy so be prepared.

The options-
I would recommend the north trail, starting at short sands. You get both close up views of the beach and a mountain view. While both south and north trails appear to spend almost the entire hike in a wooded area with no views, the south trail is much longer.

Overall-
Good workout, good view. Cape Falcon hike is a better option if you want more ocean scenery.

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9 months ago

Absolutely Amazing!! Plenty of trails n a beautiful waterfall on the north end of Short Sand Beach!

10 months ago

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10 months ago

It's a beautiful trail! Up to Cape falcon, after that point it needs a little, just a little maintenance.

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1 year ago

Awesome Views Awesome Waves Awesome Camping

1 year ago

The best views of any coast I've ever witnessed. If you're in the area, this trail is a must!

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2 years ago

This was a great hike. The beginning is a bit boring but then turns into a beautiful wooded forest with ferns and tall trees. There is a bit of a false summit where a road runs. Keep following the trail and it continues just below the ridge. The trail becomes a bit rougher and starts going up. The view is amazing and well worth the hike. I took me, my wife and four kids (youngest is five) approximately an hour and a half to get to the top. Enjoy!