Nehalem Spit Trail

MODERATE 36 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.

Distance: 5.2 miles Elevation Gain: 95 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

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bird watching

beach

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wild flowers

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hiking
4 months ago

Nice morning hike mixed trail gravel, packed sand and a little soft sand. Lots of evidence of large game.

hiking
4 months ago

Great walk foe exercise. Level groveled trail on bay side

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5 months ago

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Sat Jan 12 2019

Not the best trail I’ve been on in the area but nonetheless a cool setting to see once.

walking
Mon Sep 03 2018

it was boring. 5.2 miles straight out and back. the end was where your pot of gold was but the trail itself was simply a walking path, couldn't even see the ocean. We veered off into the dunes on what appeared to be a horse trail and found the beach which was much more fun and exciting. This trail would be great for mountain bikers or horses but for walkers/hikers wanting to enjoy the journey, not the destition, not so good.

Mon Jul 02 2018

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

backpacking
Wed May 30 2018

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

hiking
Wed Dec 13 2017

Really pretty & well maintained.

Sun Apr 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

Mon Apr 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.

Sun Mar 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.

walking
Sat Dec 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.

hiking
Sat 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.

hiking
Sat Mar 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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