Yaquina Bay State Park and Lighthouse is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Newport, Oregon that features a river 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.

Length0.4 miElevation gain78 ftRoute typeLoop
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COVID-19 UPDATE: Park is open to limited daytime use. Restroom open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Lighthouse closed. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Do not travel far to visit. Facilities may close without notice. Up to date information here: https://stateparks.oregon.gov/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=148 Yaquina Bay State Park is located in Newport at the north end of Yaquina Bay near its outlet to the Pacific Ocean. The bluff is forested with spruce and pine, but the real star is the historic lighthouse. The lighthouse -- later used as a Coast Guard Lifeboat Station -- has been restored and is open

Plenty of both. Picnic tables, bbq grills, restrooms.

From HWY 101 North: After crossing the bridge, immediately exit the HWY to the right. Stay on the road, circle under the bridge. Take a left at the stop sign. You're there. South: Stay in right hand lane when approaching the bridge and exit the HWY immediately before the bridge. Stay to the right through the intersection. You're there. The park is also accessible from SW Elizabeth st. at SW Government st.

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C J
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A perfect day in December.only restrooms open.there is alot of walking opportunity here for any fitness level. This is a rare beauty on the beach.Walk up the hill path to get the highest view of the lighthouse and ocean. paid full price but the ticket is good for three days.no tours or gift shop...just awesome nature

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Paul Remmenga
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Bronek Grulich
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Very pretty, and absolutely stunning on stormy days.

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Miranda Riley
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such beautiful views. lots of history pieces. definitely a great stop with great things to see. kiddos & pup friendly

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Natalia D
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Nice quick hike. The section by the beach is really overgrown. My legs and feet were soaked walking through the dew saturated brush. Lighthouse is closed.

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Samuel McCulloch
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Worth checking out, if only for the lighthouse. Beware of homeless encampments near the trails though.

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Matt Greenwood
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This hike starts at Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. Please do not confuse this with Yaquina Head Lighthouse which is five miles north of this location.

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Pete Dunphy
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Beth Nugent
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Nice views on a short trail with picnic areas available. Beach access down a steep set of stairs. The lighthouse is only open on Wednesdays

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Bill Crain
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A long, long time ago with another wife;s family. Great place... We were there on a rare beautiful calm day.

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Rosie Nguyen
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This place has Sand Dunes that I have never seen on a beach before! Despite how sunny it was, it got super windy the closer we got to the water. But it was still really scenic and pretty. We didn't make it in time to explore the lighthouse, but the walk out to the beach itself is still a good consolation prize.

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Jennifer Coffman
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Walking

We just did the trail to the top of the hill near the light house. It was a beautiful walk, with a great view! Very easy. We also went down to the pebble beach and saw harbor seals. It's just a beautiful area and well worth taking a few hours to explore.

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Corbin Stokes
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This is a paved trail that leads to the Yaquina Bay lighthouse. Easy walk. The lighthouse was really cool, and they offer tours.

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Devin Robinson
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There is a network of paved trails in the picnic area of the state park. It winds around, up and down, short and steep hills. The path leads through the Salal bushes to hidden picnic tables and also leads to the haunted light house; which is open to the public during certain hours. These trails aren't anything special. In my opinion, the real walking/hiking fun is on the beach. This state park has parking and beach access by way of a steep, downhill path and stairway. The parking area and beach access both have incredible views of the Yaquina bridge.

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Jim Carlton
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Tana Harrison
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Ethan Stohs
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Roy Lowe
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Christina Tsutsui-Tharp
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Lindsey Carpenter
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Joe Mortimer
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Rosie Key
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Trevor Peralta
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Kristina Cumber
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Rick Glisson
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Jordan Herrick
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Matt C
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Jane Knudsen
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Lisa Kissinger
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Dusty Rose
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