Explore the most popular wildlife trails near Brookings with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

4 days ago

Done this hike a couple of times; 8-28-16 and 10-6-17, I love it!

12 days ago

Short hike but challenging. My dog enjoyed it as well.

20 days ago

I’m not sure why this trail is rated easy, as shown on All Trails, it’s definitely moderate. BUT, there are two different trail heads as well! One is where All Trails shows it and the left trail as shown is a loop to overlook. The right trail takes you down to the beach. The trail is nice through the woods with ferns, but there are many roots and rocks to trip over. The last part of the trail to beach is rock climbing down. Again, not easy by other standards of “easy” trails. The 2nd trail head is at mile marker 345.5, small turn off for parking, but the trail is 310 feet straight down and back up. Still have rock face at end. Beautiful falls and really 3 separate “secret” beaches. You can even see one of the Arch rocks from this beach. Neither trail head is marked as Secret Beach. Well worth the hike, either way!

22 days ago

Really enjoyed this trail & destination. Well worth it, don’t skip this spot.

1 month ago

Really short, and decent climb. Probably took five minutes to get up, but gave great views of the coast to the north, and slightly visible views of the coast to the south. Definitely worth the quick trip.

One of the highlights of our trip. Went down onto the black sand beach with beautiful cliffs and caves and explored. Only saw one other person.

great place for a fire and sunset with libations

scenic driving
3 months ago

Stunning a must see. Go when it’s not busy. Plan to stop at all the viewpoints or even better walk the coast trail between them. Plan to have your lunch on the rocks or in the private caves.

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.

Was beautiful , steep for this old lady and slippery. Worth the trek!

short easy hike to a great little beach. loved it

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.

Taking the waterfall path was really a beautiful hike, I really enjoyed the breathtaking views and how secluded it was. By far the best beach I've been on at the Oregon coast. So happy that all trails led us there!

10 months ago

this was not near brookings. it was past gold beach. didn't hike it. maybe next time when i feel like driving longer to get here.

Beautiful beautiful beach!! Short hike, a little uphill on the way back.

11 months ago

Awesome view, short and easy hike!

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Loved this place. We took the shorter, steeper way with small children and they did fine. You do have to scramble down a big rock at the end, which was tricky with the toddlers, but well worth it.

Beautiful views

Thursday, June 29, 2017

This a fun trail, that makes a beautiful place to watch to sun go down.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Best time to go is at low tide. I have been there at low and high tide. Both worth seeing. Low is the best experience to go exploring all the nooks and crannies mother nature has created for us to take care of and enjoy. Secret Beach has stolen my heart.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Moderate trail for some it's easy some it's steep and requires water and ability to take breaks amazing views and great place for whale watching

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Loved this hike! We hiked on a weekday and had the beach to ourselves for an hour. Be sure to go at low tide for the best experience. Steep going back up the trail but worth it! Probably the most beautiful spot I've seen on the Oregon coast, and that's saying A LOT! We also had a cute sea lion swim up and check us out as we were standing on the cliffs above. Such a great experience! Do not miss this if you are on the Southern coast!

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Mellow hike with a big payoff!

This place is beautiful!!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Great place to camp. Daily patrols. Very close to town. Safe, quiet and beautiful views a short walk away. Perfect photo location.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Super chill and fun!!

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Went up with a group and two mid sized dogs. It wasn't too hard and definitely not long. Takes about 10 minutes from the trail head to the top. We just went on April 1st & the view was incredible with the sun out. It was just so darn windy!!

Great place to view the sunset. We enjoy walking our dog here then taking her to the beach.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

very short, very easy. a great dog walking trail before hitting the beach!

Friday, March 03, 2017

Easy hike with a breathtaking view.

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