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hiking
muddy
1 day ago

great trail with an amazing beach at the end. I did it on a very rainy and windy day. the trail was super muddy. I'll need to come back on a much warmer much sunnier day.

This was a great hike. it was rainy and windy but there was no one else around.
The trail itself was muddy (as of Jan 18 2019) but it wasnt anything anyone who wanted to experience this place would regret.
I do see a lot of people who complain about roots growing up in the trail. I don't mind ot one bit, but those who do probably won't like this trail.

very good beach loved it

walking
2 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

As good as it gets for dogs, anyway. I walk my dogs here almost everyday. They have several well maintained trails winding around the woodsy area. I manage to get 3-4 miles here without repeating too much territory. The dogs can run free through the woods, open fields, and a beach area while I get my steps in. I’ve been mapping my walks on my Garmin. I’ll try to figure out how to upload the activity so AllTrails users can check ‘em out.

hiking
6 days ago

Phenomenal hike!!! It was warm and sunny in January!!! Lots to see in the first and gorgeous views of the cape and ocean! There some slight up and down. There were some muddy spots but kind of fun to try and get over. At least that’s what my 12 year old step son said. Bring good hiking boots. Great for the family!_

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.

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.

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
6 days 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!

Beautiful views in the beginning. Pretty trafficked throughout

Awesome time!!! Trail was muddy but well worth the trip. We parked in the parking lot to keep the neighbors happy! I do not like heights but had no issues with this!

Elk on the way auto and on the way back down. Great views along the way of the coast.

We walked along the promenade one way and along the beach back. It was a great walk on a nice day in January!!

hiking
8 days ago

Not the best trail I’ve been on in the area but nonetheless a cool setting to see once.

This is the first trail I had done on the Oregon Coast and man it was so worth the hike.. Beautiful scenery and just amazing views all around...

hiking
10 days ago

Hiked June 15, 2018 for the first time. Trail is muddy and slippery in quite a few spots. The trail surface is very irregular- lots of tree knobs and roots so that you had to watch your feet at all times. It might be an easy hike by elevation gain, but the condition of the trail, and attention needed, definitely makes this trail a moderate. The view is beautiful at Cape Falcon.

I live across the street from this beach, as my go to beach. Beautiful waterfall and special natural areas and views that are separate preserves. I've lived this beach, that's why I bought here.

I loooove this place, it's one that's across the street from me and one of my favorites. This is the one spot I take my friends and family here that visit.

Not alot to see but I enjoy it

Definitely one of the most beautiful places I’ve been! Definitely worth it, take the time to explore the area really well. You won’t regret it.

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful! It was pretty muddy towards the beginning of the trailhead and the middle. Me being miss grace tripped right out at the beginning and covered my pants and shoes in mud. Well worth it! It was a gorgeous hike with the best of both worlds. Lots of trees and lush green but also stunning beach.

Absolutely stunning in the spring.

Beautiful trail close to home, will be back! You can do a short loop or longer route. My pup loved it! Not too many people when I went, very clean and clear path in dense forest setting for most of it, with a section in the dunes.

hiking
17 days ago

On a sunny, chilly New Years day, the trail was incredibly muddy and packed with hikers.

The ocean views are great, and you get several viewpoints during the hike to enjoy along the way.

A beautiful hike with varying grades. The loop at Indian Sands is a gorgeous half way point. Enjoyed it very much!!

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