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



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Florence, Oregon Map

Beautiful trail but does have 2 pretty large inclines.

Trail is open.

mildly challenging hike. well maintained trail with good elevation. a couple viewpoints but dont expect a big vista at the summit.

Beautiful views from the trail.

Easy hike to the lighthouse.

Very magical place, expected Bilbo Baggins and gang to pop out behind the trees! Beach is lovely, not many people. Great hike!

Fun place to hike with kids or go for a run! I liked it so much hiking with a group of kids that I went back the next day and ran it. Shady and covered by trees. The ground feels padded and bouncy I loved it.

I went from the trailhead to China Creek Loop and back (did not do the beach portion). Leisurely shaded hike in a beautiful forest. The China Creek Loop was my favorite part.

Your app is amazing. Touring Oregon with an Aussie and husband who doesn’t like hiking. Just running and cycling. Easily found the trail head and used the gps.
Hike down the beach beautiful. Hiked back through the forest spectacular. A must do in the fall

trail was well maintained. very quite peaceful.. definitely will be doing this trail again..

Beautiful trail, well maintained.

off road driving
2 months ago

This is one of the best atv and 4x4 dune areas in the United States. Several spots to camp and ride from your camp site. It is also a great place to hike with ovet 40 miles of trails that are off limits to atvs.

Your close to the beach,lakes, and awsome towns. One of my favorite places to go.

If you dont have ATVs rent from Steves atv. Good condition quads and rzr side by sides. The KOA is spotless and is a short ATV ride to the dunes

Crabbing here is also great. Crab right out of Charleston harbor. You can crab off the docks if you dont have a boat.

Fishing has been restricted but thats ok. No one needs more than two fish.

Whales are sighted all the time off Cape Arogo. Dont miss going there.

Overall just a real good place to visit. I am going on 45 years of visiting here at least once a year

2 months ago

A cute half-day hike that takes in coastal views and green forest. Would recommend adding the out-and-back detour to the Haceta Head Lighthouse, which adds some uphill hiking but offers great views of the coast and beach. I would advise being familiar with the route ahead of time, some parts are not well signposted and we didn't have cell service, so we improvised. We were lucky enough to figure it out on our own!

Awesome trail! Great views!

Def easy but we had a child and a baby in a backpack so it worked. Otherwise it was convenient to the group campsite and beautiful views of the lake.

The china creek trail is the prettiest part!!! We started at the Park at north end of trail and did the China Crest, lighthouse, and then hobbit trail and beach to park again. The lighthouse part added the burn, the rest was easy.

Beautiful trail in a magical forest. You get old growth giant moss covered trees as well as the coast/beach.

Great hike! Though, I would rate this as moderate instead of easy.

3 months ago

Even in the dry summer plenty of green. And a few trickles of water.

Shown map is incorrect. I uploaded a map of trails as a photo. Several connecting trails to choose your route. All forest trails. Well maintained trails. Quiet.

on Cape Mountain Loop

3 months ago

Beautiful trail. Away from the crowds. The trail intersects a number of others so you have lots of options. Good signage at each fork. We were there on a clear day and the views were incredible from the top.

3 months ago

Fun and easy trail. Great views and access to the beach.

on Cape Mountain Loop

3 months ago

Great trail that leads to several different things to see. Good signage with the distance to each.

This is a beautiful trail that covers the Oregon gamut (minus redwood trees). There’s a beautiful moss covered forest, streams, beaver dams, a lighthouse, hobbit holes and a misty expanse of beach with driftwood and interesting features. We added the lighthouse hike to the loop and it changed it from a walk (sometimes people in flip flops carrying beach chairs) to a hike (vertical gain through starkly dry and rain forest areas). The negative here was the road noise from the 101, which runs through the middle of the hike.

We took our dogs here for a beautiful morning walk. I did read reviews prior and made sure to drive up the road further to get to the trailhead. A few RVs were camped up there but there was still plenty of parking for hikers. The trails are deeply covered in trees and it splits off to other trails. Trail maps are located throughout the trail.

Nice hike up a gravel path/road to the light house. Beautiful lighthouse and views.

3 months ago

Short easy walk through the woods. There were signs telling you about the history of the trail and it was pretty but nothing out of the ordinary. Glad I went once but don't feel the need to go back.

nature trips
3 months ago

Beautiful trail through old growth Douglas Firs, some 500-600 years old. Awesome that this area of old growth could be saved. Easy trail, lots of birds. Really lovely.

3 months ago

As beautiful as dunes can be, however 3 stars because: 1) some benches are too tall: probably, the soil settled with time; 2) the dunes block the view of the ocean; 3) "Warning! Mountain lion is active in this area" as posted in the kiosk by the bridge leading from the loop north-east to Alder dunes. "Is active", not merely "sighted."

Lovely walk along the beach.. trails diverge South end at the road and you can walk to the light house.

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