19 days ago

one of my favorite spots ! if you catch one of the last trails when leaving the view points . will take you down to the beach and theres a nice cave to the left. kinda hidden and has driftwood over the opening .pretty cool spot

DESPITE WHAT THIS SAYS THIS TRAIL IS OPEN DURING COVID-19: I went there today (5/4/2020) and they had a sign posted stating it was open just observe social distancing.

Possibly one of the very best trails I’ve ever hiked. Extremely well-maintained and gorgeous! Every type of terrain is visible from the trail. I can’t say enough about this beautiful hike! If you plan to do the entire loop, you need to be in decent shape. The North Trail going back up to the visitor center is steep.

Very nice hike! Path though woods was very soothing... Loved the little bridges along the trails. Took the boardwalk loop. The raised platforms were very unique. Not much traffic which was nice, it is Oregons rainy season afterall.

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3 months ago

Very nice hike with a good climb out of the gate. Hiked it 2/22/20. WARNING: as of this date, at about mile 1.5 at the top of the climb out of the creek ravine there are three large pine trees blown down completely obscuring the trail. Difficult to pass. They are because of the clear cutting on land just next to the trail at the top of the hill. You will have to climb through the thick tree tops to pass. About 100 feet of trail messed up. When climbing through the mess the more established paths through are actually wrong... they take you into another creek ravine straight ahead. The trail goes right instead. Many indications of others who also made this mistake and spent time trying to find the trail. The loop is a great hike and well worth it especially if you time it to come out at cape Arago just before sunset. Continue straight at the bottom of the trail where it picks up a dirt road to a group campsite (it’s to the right) and turn left on road to get down to the park. Then after enjoying the beautiful lookout there follow the road back to Simpson reef pull off. Some great views missed if you follow the drawn map route instead at this point. Rejoin the trail after Simpson reef. Be aware there is only cell/data signal at the very top of the trail so if you are relying on free trail maps you will lose access in most areas of trail.

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4 months ago

blowdown
muddy
4 months ago

We loved this trail. Had beautiful views. Unfortunately there are blown down trees and one area that has a sink hole. My friend took a step and sunk up to her crotch. Please be careful during the wet season.

why is this called a "trail"? it's a road.

Nice hike around the lake. Easy, but very pleasant

What an amazing trail. Took just under two hours but I go slow and stop to photograph a lot. A few trees have apparently recently blown into the trail but nothing that can’t be overcome. Only ran into one other couple. Even in December it is beautiful here. I will be back.

Beautiful mountain and ocean views.

Pleasant little walk some nice views too

This was a fantastic trail! First time I’ve been here. We were thoroughly impressed with the condition of the path and the decking at the overlook. The interpretive center had tons of information for adults and children, very nice building. I enjoyed the trail along with my boys (7&9), mom, and Grandma.

Stunning trail, we walked from Sunset to the Sea Lion lookout. A must-do if you’re from east of the Mississippi; however, it’s unfortunate that the trail isn’t marked properly. Virtually zero chance of getting lost, but a very high chance of wasting time. Definitely download the map to make sure you’re headed where you want to go. We loved hearing the marine life as we approached the viewing area. Don’t pass this one by!

Thoroughly enjoyed this hike, and the wildlife that we encountered. We had the trail to ourselves until around midday, then it got a little more crowded. Trail is in very good condition, but could use some markings or blazes along the way; we saw only a few random pieces of ribbon to mark the way, and a pair of men’s underwear hanging from a branch on the side of the trail. Starting the hike in the morning was absolutely the right decision. Take a camera and a pair of binoculars!

Beautiful. Highly recommend. Clearly marked trails but definitely take a picture of the map beforehand so know what trail to take at forks. Cool forest trails and some boardwalks.

Absolutely loved this trail. Lots of alternate routes keep the hike interesting, but the views alone make it worth checking out. Easy to make it as long or as short a hike as you’d like.

Beautiful hike! The trails were well kept and the views were amazing! I hiked on a Tuesday morning and it wasn't super busy so I felt like I had the whole trail to myself. I loved everything about it!

really pretty, very short

Easy access, flat, cool and shady with breathtaking views at the end of the trail

If you follow hidden creek trail to north creek trail it is 3.01 miles. It is a beautiful hike.

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9 months ago

Great little trail with the kids. Not busy at all for a Friday afternoon and close to the beach for a nice cool off on a warm August day.

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