Port Orford Heads Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Port Orford, Oregon that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.2 miElevation gain190 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingViewsHistoric site
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Nice little trail with some good viewpoints of the ocean and some local history to boot. The trail goes right and ends and the middle portion is concrete and near the end of that you can take a left and it goes back to the museum which is open seasonally. Easy enough for almost anyone to do with well placed guard rails to make it safer for children. Stay on Port Orford highway it ends at the museum and the trail starts there.

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Lacy Reif
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Crystal Blower
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2/21/21: Beautiful hike, way more than what I was expecting. Not a challenge, so if you’re looking for a challenge, this may not be for you...but it’s short enough that you can do it before or following a difficult hike. I broke my ankle two months ago and am still in a boot and it was very doable. There were a couple spots to go off trail that I couldn’t do because it was too downhill, so I’ll definitely come back! We usually hike for distance and elevation, so being broken has been kinda nice for allowing us to find little gems like this.

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Daniel Welch
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Jen Bailey
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Tom Reif
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Lacy Reif
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Lacy Reif
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Lacy Reif
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easy with a few switchbacks that bump it to moderate.

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Raghuveer Parthasarathy
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Quite short, but a beautiful set of easy trails with gorgeous views.

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Shannon White
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Cameron Wanke
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Doreen Lawrence
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Easy walking trail. The area was covered with smoke and fog due to recent Oregon fires. Nice walk for kiddos. We did sea lions perched on a rock ledge.

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Shannon McPhee
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Pretty trail & fantastic views. Not a long one but plenty to look at!

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Bob McClean
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Beautiful ocean views and seals!

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Jamie Jones
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Absolutely beautiful trail and hike

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Taylor Root
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Nice trail with good views. Well maintained. My 19 month old son walked most of the trail with me.

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Tara Johnson
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Beautiful sunset! Definitely worth checking out! Easy hike! Be careful if it’s windy you won’t want to blow away ! Gorgeous views check out my pictures!

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Dale Herring
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Awesome walk and view!!

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Hailey Packer
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Hard to know where the trail is. Some pretty views though, you’ll need the map on here

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Nancy Rhee
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Wonderful trail that is dog friendly with beautiful views of the coast. Easy enough to take people of all ages. Saw seals sunbathing on the rocks below. Got a history lesson from many signs throughout the trail. One of my favorite hikes on the Southern Oregon Coast.

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Emily Martin
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Beautiful well kept trail with some great history lessons along the way

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Bert Wander
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A bit of history, stunning views, wildflowers, etc. What more could you want?

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christy Mac
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This trail is open. Wonderful views. Sea Lions and whales. Awesome little hike

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Pam Jernigan
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This trail has beautiful ocean views while being somewhat buffered from the wind. All trails loop back to the parking lot.

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Emily Brashears
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Nice little walk with great views

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Stacy Campbell
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Saw a few grey whales right at the head. Not a long hike at all, but some uphill parts on the loop.

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Sharon Hamilton
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This is a wonderful trail with many scenic views and benches along the way to stop and rest. Start with the Headland trail to make the loop. This will save you having to hike back up this part of the trail and it is easier to hike down than up.

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Rebecca Lane
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Nice, easy hike. Beautiful views all the way around. We even saw a whale!

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Brittany Highland
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What an incredible view. Saw harbor seals on the rocks believe. My two-year-old loved it.

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Randy Weaver
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Decent hike through nice forest with good views of the coastal bluffs. It's only a few minutes off Highway 101 and makes a great pit stop to stretch your legs.

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