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Did this hike yesterday, or at least part of it. Also climbed a big rock at the beach. Here's a video I recorded from the top: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxUUlA9w2Qk

This trail is beautiful going right along the river. Very easy to maneuver and a great length.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike through the trees with awesome views of the Ocean

Beautiful hike along the buff overlooking the ocean.

Fabulous trail! Very lush and many water crossings. Well-maintained. We log 2.8 miles in a hangman's noose configuration. The redwood nature trail loop had a gain of about 568 feet. Take it to the right for a gradual uphill or to the left for a steep uphill and gradual downhill. The interpretive markers start to the left. Both trails have interpretive markers with the one along the river being letters starting at the day use area the Redwood loop being numbers but the trailheads were out of brochures. Great place to come for a quick hike or just a stroll in the Redwoods and along the river!

This was a hike in the forrest but following the road to get from Arch point viewpoint to another trail to get to secret beach. There is no reason to do this because it is not a very scenic trail and you can view Arch rock from the parking lot and then drive down to the secret beach trail.

Nice little loop that includes a small forest, a river, the beach and coastal wetland and grasses. Hard to find so much beauty so close and easy. In season there are salmon and steelhead in the river and good surf perch fishing in the ocean.

Very nice, be sure to do the loop through the redwoods.

North of the Cape Ferelo viewpoint parking area on the Oregon Coast trail(where the trail enters heavy forrest)a decent side trail goes down to a beautiful and very photogenic beach.Further along going north another side trail takes off to the left and goes out to a viewpoint.Very obvious where it takes off.

nice trails. quaint.

hiking
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Nice little area that gets some summer use but hardly anyone during the off season. My lab loves it because she gets to play in the river when the flow is slow enough. There was a couple of trees down but easily crossed under today. The river bar here is much longer than what we did that can be driven and gets fished a lot during the salmon season. The tree that you see in my pic that they dug a trough under would be good to leave especially for the kids that do the trail.

hiking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Eerie is the word for this hike today. We are in the middle of the Chetco Bar Fire and it's pretty dark and gloomy. The trail is good and you can see by the pics the awesome views from above. You can see the lines in my pics are the sky full of smoke rolling out from the river and meeting blue sky Not much blue anywhere near us..... Hopefully I'll never see our beautiful home area affected like this again.

hiking
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Beautiful beach just north of Brookings! I did it on a high tide today so was much shorter than if you catch it when it's low. So many beautiful rock formations... A little overcast today so it cut down on the views. One of many places close to home that I hike with my lab.

hiking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Would be a 5 except part of the trail is next to 101... Usually more beautiful than today due to the marine layer. Still the prettiest hike I've done on the Oregon Coastal Trail to date and I've done it several times.. Awesome views of the not so secret Secret Beach. On a sunny day it looks like you are in the orient or on a pacific island somewhere. Highly recommend this one.

walking
Thursday, August 03, 2017

Nice little short loop to walk your dog or get an early morning walk that includes a disc golf course. Much better when the azaleas are in bloom...

Beautiful views

Beautiful views

gorgeous

hiking
Saturday, October 29, 2016

I've done it many times but almost always in combination with more trail either north or south.

hiking
Saturday, October 29, 2016

This is one I do regularly with my dogs I usually park at Loeb and do out and back or I will do it out and back from the Redwoods parking lot. My lab loves crashing the river when it's safe...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Great views and somewhat technical terrain depending on your speed.

hiking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Great stretch of trail with the exception of being so close to 101 and hearing and seeing cars so much but this stretch of coast that I live near is incredible

scenic driving
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Beautiful drive with several great easy and intermediate hikes.

hiking
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Great hiking in a beautiful setting!

Easy hike out to panoramic views.

Easy walk beautiful 360 views

trail running
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Great trail, a good number of switch backs with an occasional view of the ocean.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Did the second section - absolutely beautiful.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Nice easy trail.

Fun trail

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