Octopus Tree Trail

EASY 10 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
72 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

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.”

1 month ago

Easy hike and worth the visit, very unique!

hiking
3 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.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Really cool tree by Cape Meares Lighthouse.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

My kiddos love this stop

8 months ago

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

hiking
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Very unusual tree and an easy trail to get there

walking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

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