Thomas Creek Whaleshead Beach Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews

Thomas Creek Whaleshead Beach Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brookings, Oregon that offers scenic views 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.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
610 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

hiking
1 month ago

We stay at Whaleshead Beach Resort and hike to this beach with the kids and dog. Great beach and low traffic.

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2 months ago

This is an amazing hike. The views are spectacular and the hidden natural bridge at the bottom of the trail is amazing.

hiking
2 months ago

One of our favorite trails. Be careful not to go out on the rocks at Indian Sands every year at least one person gets hit by a wave and washed into the sea.
You can find the loop at the Northern end of Indian Sands, the trail goes along the edge of the valley and back to the parking lot.

3 months ago

Loop around Indian Beach not accurate

hiking
7 months ago

Between Whales head beach road and Indian Sands viewpoint road on Highway 101 there is small parking area outside a guardrail,on the west side of 101.The Oregon Coast trail comes right through here.A few hundred yards north on the Oregon Coast trail a side trail takes off and goes over to Indian Sands and also out onto a penninsula.The side trail goes downhill to junction.Go to left and end up at the end of a penninsula.Terrific!Go to the right and you will end up at Indian Sands.Any of the paths that go north will end up at Indian Sands.

hiking
7 months ago

There is a place to park just off of hwy.101 on whaleshead beach road.on the right there.Start up the Oregon Coast trail going north.In about 8 minutes(just past a green bench)a side trail takes off on the left and goes out to a very scenic view point,one of the finest of the entire Oregon coast.

hiking
7 months ago

There is a place to park just off of hwy.101 on whaleshead beach road.on the right there.Start up the Oregon Coast trail going north.In about 8 minutes(just past a green bench)a side trail takes off on the left and goes out to a very scenic view point,one of the finest of the entire Oregon coast.

11 months ago

we didn't do the trail but went to the beach. it was great. we'll do the trail next time!

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Great views!!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Beautiful mossy forrest with peekaboo coast look out points. Has a hard time finding the path for the second loop bc my battery died and trails were well marked. Quick on the way back too.

mountain biking
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

nice ride!!!

hiking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Parts of the hike are beautiful with views but a lot of it is pretty drab forest but definitely worth seeing. Living close it's one of my go to short hikes.

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