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.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1007 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

old growth

over grown

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2 days ago

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7 days ago

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18 days ago

Great hike. Beautiful scenes along the way and amazing views at the top. Took 3 dogs on the hike and they had no problem with the terrain. Not really muddy and there were a couple fallen trees along the path but they were easy to get around. Took us about 4 hours but we spent a long time at the top.

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29 days ago

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1 month ago

1 month ago

The trail head from the northwest side (highway) starts out easy enough but if you read the comments they are correct, fallen trees have obstructed the path and many hikers including us ended up going off the path. USE THIS APP to stay on course. I would use the south side trail which better maintained.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail started out quite nicely although it is difficult to locate the trail head as there is very little signage. The trail itself is in terrible condition and is poorly marked. There are numerous spurs that hikers have started and downed trees that need to be cleared. We lost the primary trail and ended up on what appeared to be a well traveled path. This eventually dwindled into the ferns. I would suggest going with someone who knows the trail, you might have better luck.

hiking
1 month ago

Agree with Melinda. Hiked north to south loop (took 101 back to car) on Monday. Had a great time but lots of mud and puddles. Boots would have been nice. And I got off trail at some point. Had to scramble up through jungle to find it again. Summit view is awesome.

hiking
2 months ago

Did this yesterday, rainy and muddy. At about mile 2 of the trail the path was hard to identify. We felt it was a moderate level hike, the most challenges were the condition of the trail, not necessarily the hike itself.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great rainy day hike-the trees provide a fair amount of coverage. It was windy at the top! Overall, the trail is pretty well maintained and it's a thigh burner.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

We stopped near the top of Neahkahnie Mountain on the road with some dizzying views, then parked down at West Oswald Park and hiked to Short Sands Beach and back. Beautiful area, next time will hike to Cape Falcon.

hiking
4 months 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.

hiking
4 months ago