Nehalem Spit Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews
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Nehalem Spit Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rockaway Beach, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.2 miles
95 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips




wild flowers


1 month ago

I wouldn’t bother with this trail. It’s super sandy and not interesting.

2 months ago

Cool area at mouth of Nehalem river with a rich cultural history along OCT. hiker/biker camp is just ok....

8 months ago

Really pretty & well maintained.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Wide trail full of horses and dogs. It's a nice trail. The beach/ jetty is crowded with large chunks of driftwood and sections are blocked off for currently nesting birds

Monday, April 10, 2017

Easy walking on flat ground, to a nicely secluded beach. Didn't see a soul on the trail or beach, just went out in Mid-April. Seals playing in the surf and there was a Bald Eagle flying the beach, which was super rad.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Easy stroll on flat land. We went in mid March and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Offered us a view of some cheeky seals as well as a bald eagle near the jetty. The inland part of the hike is also a nice departure from the windy walk along the water. This hike is certainly worth doing once.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Incredible views during the winter! highly recommend seeing the sunset on the beach. We walked out along the spit trail and back along the beach to the right.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Nice little hike out to nehalem spit. The second time we went we saw seals. Lots of wild flowers and a nice break from the breezy beach.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

This works well if you hike out on the beach the join the trail on the end if the spit for the return, to avoid walking into the wind and also for contrasting landscape. Very quiet, I only saw some folks out on horseback.

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