Sunset Bay to Cape Arago

EASY 36 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.

DISTANCE
8.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
898 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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
1 day 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.

21 days ago

hiking
2 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
2 months ago

hiking
6 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.

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

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

walking
9 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

Easy hike with stunning views!!

hiking
10 months ago

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!

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Gorgeous! This trail never disappoints me!

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Friday, May 20, 2016

This is a wonderful hike that's easy for most people. Combine this trial and go all the way to Cape Arago for a great half day hike. One of our favorites in Oregon.

hiking
Monday, May 16, 2016

Neat little area stayed near by on bastendorf beach. Amature rock climbing off trail fun little spot

hiking
Sunday, May 08, 2016

What a great hike. Spectacular vistas, nice woods, beach access in a few places. I am definitely going back to this park.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Nice hike, lots of paths to explore.

hiking
Saturday, April 02, 2016

Absolutely beautiful hidden Gem... The hike itself is pretty easy and clear cut. There are plenty of smaller cut out trails that lead to breathtaking views. I would highly recommend any and everyone to take this Hike...

Monday, March 21, 2016