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Muddy as all hell, and don't forget the insect repellent. Fair bit of fallen tree branches (not simple logs, like big messes of branches like from a storm) and a few creeks that were not crossable without getting in ankle-deep. Despite all that, I liked the area, I'd just like to see it maybe during a better time of year and with without the obstacles, lol.

This is a fun one because it winds down to the beach, not the best views but still well worth it

Beautiful trail even if it is one of the more crowded ones around the area

It was only ok. I did enjoy the walk back on the beach.

I rated this hike a 5 mostly bc of the breathtaking views.
I didn't know there was a record feature on this app, otherwise I would've recorded my hike. I actually only did the 1/2 mile (?) hobbit trail.
The moderate part of the hike for me was the come back to the street from the beach.
Oregon is a beautiful state. I highly recommend ANY ONE visiting here.
There was no cost to hike this trail. It is also very close to the Heceta lighthouse. You could do both easily in a day.

Aka DryLake trailhead---hard to find trails, not well marked. Ended up taking old road up to Cape Mountain lookout, looked to be several trails on map.....would've liked to have found them. May try again. Pretty forest and ocean views.

Fell in love with the China loop part

2 months ago

This is an ATV area.

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2 months ago

Nice walk to the beach trail is very narrow until you get to the beach then a lot of up and down "dunes" to get to the ocean

The Hobbit trail was by far the best part of this hike. It's a tiny trail but leads to a great beach with awesome views. If taking the China Creek loop be prepared for a pretty steep trek.

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3 months ago

We did this on the return side from cooks ridge trail. It was all down hill for us but can imagine it would would be a tough trek up. be sure to take the .1 mile spur to see the Cummings creek basin. fabulous view of the ridges and the ocean.

Beautiful from up behind the lighthouse.