Octopus Tree Trail

EASY 16 reviews

Octopus Tree Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tillamook, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.4 miles
104 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



This popular attraction is an unusually large Sitka spruce aptly named for its unique shape. More than 10 feet at its base, it has no central trunk, uncommon for a spruce. Instead, limbs 3–5 feet thick branch out close to the ground. Several other large Sitka spruce trees are visible from the trails, but none is as unusual as the “Octopus Tree.”

2 months ago

Super short and great for kids!

2 months ago

If you want to get up to this area you have to take the highway through Netarts and Oceanside. It is closed coming from the northern portion of the loop. As others have noted, this really is more of a stroll, but this tree is really cool. Took our 7 year old and even he was impressed with this tree. You can add in a short walk down to the lighthouse which we did and the whales were very active which was fun to see.

3 months ago

road to this trail is closed

7 months ago

Easy hike and worth the visit, very unique!

9 months ago

I wouldn't call this a hike - more like a stroll. However, the Octopus Tree is awesome. The pictures online are an accurate look at the tree, but you still have to see it in person.

10 months ago

Really cool tree by Cape Meares Lighthouse.

Monday, May 29, 2017

My kiddos love this stop

Thursday, March 30, 2017

not the hardest, but very scenic. lots of character. been going to this one since i was in grade school, simply amazing

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Very unusual tree and an easy trail to get there

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Easy enough for everyone to enjoy and it features an Octopus Tree.

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