North Spit Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews
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North Spit Trail is a 3.3 mile out and back trail located near North Bend, Oregon that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 26 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips



partially paved


over grown

no shade

5 months ago

LOTS OF TICKS!!! If you do this trail I would recommend walking the beach and not the trail, it will come back together later. If you take the trail, it gets very over grown with tall grass. I would not recommend taking your dog unless you want lots of ticks. We pulled more than 40 out of one of our dogs and I found 5 on my clothes. No ticks if you walk the beach!

recorded North Spit Trail

11 months ago

Trail follows a sand road used by vehicles permitted for access to drive on the beach. The trail was difficult to navigate because it was over grown making it hard to follow so we moved up to the road. Basically what you are viewing is coastal grass, sand and shrubs until you get to the beach. The beach is very beautiful as most beaches in Oregon are. Very few people along with a few vehicles driving at acceptable speeds. We were doing the loop counter clockwise so we walked N. on the beach looking for the trail back to the road. Due to some winter erosion access was a little tricky but we made it up the berm to the trail back to the road. The North part of the “trail” is actually a gravel road which takes you back to the Trans Pacific Road. Love the beach but the trails to and back were not all that interesting.

Sat Nov 24 2018

The shipwreck (the Sujameco, 1929) is visible only some winters when storms have dug it up. The sand buries it again in the spring. The top of the dunes here is good for whale watching.

Sat Nov 10 2018

Nice secluded beach to walk along, but the trail out there isn't exciting. As mentioned in other comments, this is mostly walking along a slew of intertwined trails used by 4 wheelers. I'd recommend coming in the north side past the large pond (which had several otters while I was there).

Sun Apr 22 2018

I followed the route on the map exactly. As you head south, you leave the pavement and follow a sandy road all the way to the beach. You walk the beach north until you reach a location where a gravel road goes all the way back to the paved road just north of the starting point. No overgrown trail...No shipwreck. Still a beautiful hike with much of it along the secluded beach.

Tue Jul 19 2016

This trail was extremely overgrown and not really easy to navigate. Don't wear shorts if you plan on hiking this trail. The area is really cool. Lots of sand walking and a shipwreck on the beach when you get to the ocean makes it worth the trip!

Sun Apr 21 2013

Good Workout. You get beach access here as well. Lots of sand walking but worth it.

Sun Aug 10 2008

Nice hike along the beach. The remains of the New Carissa have been removed. This stretch of beach is not well-traveled, and you usually have the whole thing to yourself.

9 months ago

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Sat Jan 16 2016