South Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews

South Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cloverdale, 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 October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.1 miles
820 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers

Return route for South Trail

1 day ago

4 days ago

I enjoyed this nifty trail. It's all downhill for the first leg, which brings you to the beach. The ocean waves call your name the whole way down. Then you have a somewhat challenging uphill climb back to the parking lot.

Stunning views of the ocean! Still a little muddy in spots and a little more difficult than I anticipated but a very pretty hike. The trail ends at a beautiful secluded beach with very few people on it.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Beautiful day while having the beach to ourselves. The trail was really muddy but worth it.

2 months ago

7 months ago

The payoff on this hike is pretty fantastic. We had a beautiful day today and made it down quickly to the beach. We did plenty of walking and running along the beach and had racked up 6 miles by the time we marched back up to the trailhead. Trail is in good condition, but I doubt it ever completely dries out, so be ready for some mud and wet roots/rocks. Footwear with good traction is a real plus on this one.

11 months ago

fun trail, roots & switchbacks, it was hot in tillamook but nice cool & misty on this trail.

Monday, May 09, 2016

A good hike down the the beach, lots of cutbacks. Wouldn't call the moderate not easy, only for the return hike back up ;)

Friday, March 25, 2016

Muddy in spots but saw some gray whales. Great views of the coastline as well.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Monday, November 09, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Monday, July 21, 2014

A great little trail. The map associated with this trail is the correct area but the wrong trail. This trail begins at the same location as the map indicates but immediately begins to switch back all the way down to the beach for 1.8 miles. The cove at the end of the trail is beautiful and worth the hike.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Monday, July 01, 2013

Sunday, July 15, 2012

This is the first leg of the trail, to return just head back on the same trail. The actual elevation change is approximately 846 feet. The views are great and well worth a look.