Sunset Bay to Cape Arago

EASY 45 reviews
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Sunset Bay to Cape Arago is a 8.5 mile out and back trail located near Coos Bay, Oregon that features a great forest setting 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
8.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
898 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

This hike is a beautiful coastal walk along a strip of Oregon coastline. This amazing hike starts in beautiful Sunset Bay, takes you through beautiful gardens in Shore Acres State Park, stops at a sea lion viewpoint off a road and ends with a closeup view of sea lions at Cape Arago. The return trip takes you a slightly different way for different coastal views past amazing rock formations. It is an easy afternoon and you should definitely bring a camera!

hiking
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hiking
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1 month ago

great trail. lots to see.

trail running
1 month ago

2 months ago

Beautiful views and mostly well maintained

hiking
2 months ago

Relatively flat hike, with a few small hills sprinkled in. Really nice views of the ocean, some sections have multiple trails, very few of which are marked. There are plenty of places to watch the waves and take a break, along with a nice Botanical garden just off the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I loved this trail. Being from the southeastern US this trail was totally different from the trails I normally hike. Amazing views. Highly recommend. Trail was muddy in spots but no too bad.

3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome Oregon Coast Trail! Great viewpoints along the way and easy enough for everyone to enjoy. It would be great to pack a lunch and enjoy at one of the many benches along the trail overlooking the coastline. I would definitely come back and spend some more time here at different times of the year.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

I live in North Bend and this is the best ocean walk in the area. If you only have time for one hike this is the right one.

10 months ago

Great way to spend time with family and enjoy the beautiful views

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

walking
Monday, July 25, 2016

The most gorgeous views. I'll never get tired of being here.

hiking
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Easy hike with stunning views!!

hiking
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

This trail has so much beauty. I'm one of the lucky ones who can call this area home. I hike here rain or shine in every season. You get the beauty of trees and the ever changing shore. You are sure to see sea lions, wild flowers, wild mushrooms, and much more. I recommend this hike to anyone!