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the first part of the trail was the hardest, I went straight up the mountain from the church parking lot, when I came up there were patches of snow still on the ground and some deep snow at the top, I brought my 2 dogs with me and they did fine, it is a pretty fun trail I like going around the long way a little better, more to see on the way in my opinion

SOLITUDE!!! Not another hiker and only an hour from Portland?!?! Unreal. The directions given on here are a bit weird. There a few different ways to start. Don’t start at the point given on this app. You can keep driving practically the entire way. I plan on coming back another weekend and doing a little off-roading and exploring.

The downer is that the viewpoints aren’t that great, and no waterfalls. Also...lots of gunfire

Wonderful trail, very pleasant. Hiked today with two dogs. There are two large muddy spots and a few small ones. The beach is almost empty.

Beware:
(1) No sign at the trailhead to indicate the trail name. Look for a wooden post with an arrow sign pointing left.
(2) The last step to the beach is ugly. Due to erosion it's about a 2' drop from the bottom of the wood steps onto sand.

There's a second trail further south along Crescent Beach that connects to the Cannon Beach trail. It probably adds 0.4 miles to the hike, but it's a much better option with dogs or young children and it makes for a pleasant loop.

Beautiful and scenic hike to do in the winter time; but the difficulty level goes from easy to moderate when there’s snow and ice.
A “must try” hike, when snow has fallen!
Micro spikes or something similar highly suggested!

snowshoeing
22 hours ago

Gorgeous views and easy enough for a beginner (like myself) at snowshoeing. Would head back for sure and would like to explore on x-country skis next time.

Beautiful view! We brought our dog. Didn’t know they weren’t allowed. We saw others as well. Beautiful view! Challenging snowshoe, totally worth it!

we did this trail on Jan. 12 under gorgeous blue skies and a warm breeze from the south. it felt like June! we saw 2 whales and several commercial crabbing boats. there was some thick mud over a small portion of the trail but it was manageable in trail running shoes. we did see some people in pristine Chuck Taylors starting on as we were headed back. not a good shoe choice.

we started from the campground and hiked up the North trail and hooked into this trail. the cape trail is very heavily trafficked on a weekend making our favorite trail the North trail.

we did this trail Jan. 12, 2019 and we were blessed with amazing clear blue skies. The trail would be good for kids 8+. For being the middle of winter, the trails were in wonderful condition. so nice that it felt like the middle of summer. I wore trail running shoes and did just fine.

on Noble Woods Trail

walking
23 hours ago

This was a kid friendly park that was easily laid out flow. We were able to see the whole park and lots of well mannered dogs. Winter weather has left the park pretty bare, lots of swage in the creek. Would come back in the spring to see it all filled out.

hiking
23 hours ago

As someone who isn’t from here, I was bummed that nobody mentioned the lake gets drained in the winter so it’s mostly dirt there currently, but it was a great hike nonetheless and the view of Mt Jefferson is incredible. No snow, and saw families with small children and kids on the way out and back. Took my 12 year old dog on this and she got tired from the incline on the way up but was fine after we hung out at the top for about 10 minutes and we were able to get back to our car in half the time it took to get up the mountain. Definitely would do again when it’s warmer out and the lake is full

hiking
1 day ago

More of a walk than I hike, it’s short & quick. The January waterfall was a welcomed sight. Narrow, muddy, rocky & steep, but short. Most able bodies wouldn’t have a problem getting in but not easy for elderly, under 8 (or so), and parents carrying the tiny. Relatively unknown and beautiful waterfall though!

Fairly dry trail for the middle of January. I only rated it a four star because the amazing view point at the top is kind of hard to find because there are two ways to get to the summit and it is easy to bypass the tiny path to the viewing are. Amazing views on the way up and down.

Beautiful densely forested hike with occasional stunning views of the ocean. We went up the Eastern side of the hike which followed a creek for part of the way then traveled along ferns and spruce (some impressively large!); steep, wide, and even. Stopped to go out to the viewpoint of the lighthouse at Hiker's Camp; definitely recommend. The Western side was much rougher and narrower with several downed trees over the trail and some slick muddy parts. Towards the end there were several show stopping views of Indian Beach and even Haystack Rock in the distance. Indian beach was the perfect after-hike hangout to eat our lunch. We hiked with a baby and toddler and had a great time. (Note! the trail down to Indian beach had very large driftwood logs piled up at the base and required some climbing; tricky but doable with the kids)

Hiked the trail on Sunday 1/13/19. It was chilly but not too cold with a blue sky. Recommend using trekking poles and shoes with good grip. Take snacks and water too. It’s definitely a hard hike up but even kids were doing it with their parents. Pace is key. Worth the view.

backpacking
1 day ago

easy hike with a wonderful ending!!!

I've only taken the shorter trail but its one of my favorite hikes. Its a perfect hike to do near the end of June. The trail head is steep so it can be a little scary if you're afraid of heights. But besides that its beautiful especially on a clear day.

Such a beautiful and amazing hike! I went in early August and didn't run into too many mosquitoes. It took about 3 hours to hike. The way there is basically all uphill but is definitely worth it! It was hard to finding a camping spot because we got there a bit late and a lot of them were taken but we found one near the trailhead. The lake was perfect temperature to swim in. Overall one of my favorite spots in the Bend area. Just make sure you have a permit because it's in the three sisters wilderness.

walking
1 day ago

This is a peaceful spot to stop for a picnic lunch. The trail to the river is tiny and takes minutes to access and turn back. Given that, definitely don’t stop here to hike. You can walk the loop (the street) in about 10 minutes. Pros: quiet, restroom facilities w/ running water (seem open year round as they were accessible now in January), and lots of picnic tables. Might be nice for a family to picnic or even a wheelchair 1/2 mile walk around the perimeter.

hiking
1 day ago

Great views of St. John!

Lots of up and down which we like. Beautiful views of the river. Easy enough for our 4 year old but not boring.

once your over newton creek the 1400 ft climb is nice wooded heavy snow with some great views south. near the top there is a awesome view of Mt hood looking west. the day was goergous winter wonderland

The trail is in great condition right now, and the warm winter means no snow (just a little frost at the summit.) Lots of people had the same idea, and met a lot of nice people on my descent.

The weather tracker as part of Alltrails is spot-on accurate. Make this hike while the weather is good.

Short and sweet.

Amazing view at top! Beautiful all the way up.

We set off from the Seaside trailhead on a crisp, clear New Year’s Eve morning, around 8:30 am, and made it to Cannon Beach city center in about 6 hours, covering about 10 miles in total (26,000 steps). There were many points along the trail with spectacular vistas. Some of this may be obscured by foliage during spring and summer months because we noticed a lot of bare deciduous trees along the way. We loved the variety of forestation we encountered. There were some very muddy areas, and several of the boardwalks placed over them were weakened or broken. Largely a well kept trail, however. Hiker’s camp, the WW2 bunker, and Indian Beach were highlights of the day. We hardly encountered a soul until we got to that point. The only disappointment was that the trail from Indian Beach to Ecola Point is closed, so we chose to hike the road back. Other reviews suggest that it’s passable, but we didn’t want to risk it. Hopefully this portion opens back up; we’d definitely do this one again!

hiking
1 day ago

We did this hike late on a gorgeous winter day. Made it to the lookout just as sunset arrived. I would rate the trail easy, but there are several very muddy areas, and a lot of roots to navigate. We did it with two kids and a small dog. The traffic as we were going out was fairly heavy. The elevation change wasn’t bad, but much of the return trip is uphill. The views are worthwhile, but there is some work to get back to the trailhead. Very enjoyable!

nice groomed trails for a short brisk walk with the dog.

You absolutely need traction devices on your boots. We passed person who fell and possibly broke a arm. It's a ice trail over rocks and tree roots so I recommend two treking poles to help prevent tripping, snow shoes that don't have a aggressive track on the side won't get a good bite over rocks. There was a back up at the boulder field from unprepared hikers without traction devices. My wife used micro spikes by Kahtoola I used ice trekkers diamond grippers by yaktraks. If cost if a factor check and for kids check out Stabilgear brand of microspikes at P-rkrose hardware for $19.

Did this during a wind storm on 7 December 2018. Reversing the route gave a much steeper ascent and is not recommend. Some of the trail is still beautiful, some waterfalls are amazing, but the essential beauty of several segments was lost to the fire.

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