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It was a nice hike/walk. Lots of people on a Saturday.

This should be labeled moderate. It's a high hill you have to hike up. Very beautiful though.

Combines an beautiful beach walk with an awesome coastal forest hike. Make sure you take the China Creek loop - a quiet walk through an incredible Sitka Spruce forest.

Breathtaking. A great walk.

Perfect trail run

Favorite coastal hike. Connected to another trail and ended up doing 7.5 miles. Every bit of it beautiful!

The hill should make this a moderate, not easy. the beach was great!

One of my favorites and worth trying out. Only thing id say is if it's a cold, windy, and/or rainy day id skip the beach and go back the way you came. Ive also noticed when its rainy this trail doesn't get too terribly muddy. Theres only a few spots. Most pretty good.

Amazing day to be up at the lighthouse! great, easy climb to the top.

I love this trail. It’s a 4.5 mile loop and it doesn’t even feel like it! The beach is a beautiful addition to the woodsy hike across the highway. There is also a separate trail to the right on the woods side, not sure where it goes as my friend and I ran into a giant daddy long leg and went back to the main trail!

My absolute favorite stop on my little Oregon Coast road trip. There is a trail that leads up behind the lighthouse. Take it if you can! It’s the best view of the lighthouse and ocean. And use a panorama mode to capture it all. I added my favorite picture I’ve ever taken to this gallery. You just can’t beat the Oregon Coast.

walked the entire length and back. Very little elevation, very gradual. would make a good trail running spot. can be combined with other trails to make it more interesting.

The loop is 8 miles and at the second pull out. But it’s all worth it for the view at the top

Park for this little gem on the side of the road just outside of the Honeyman SP Group Camp. Walk straight through to the paved trail which curves right. Do NOT park in the service yard lot right off Hwy101 as you would have to walk around anyway. This is a nice easy hike that made for a great start to my vacation day. Really enjoyed seeing a part of Woahink Lake I’ve never seen before. The trail is maintained quite well which is very nice to see.

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2 months ago

Nice lakeside trail, kid friendly, minimal elevation. Some exposed roots to watch your feet. There's a bench about half mile in to sit and enjoy the lake view.

It doesn't get any better than the Oregon Coast in early spring. Brought back amazing and many wonderful childhood memories.

It's a nice little combined trail stroll.

Beautiful hike, and views. Definitely will go back

Quaint & fun little trail

hiking
3 months ago

Nice easy peaceful walk this morning. The trail has lots of soft spots and roots to trip on but overall an easy go.

Such a beautiful hike to the lighthouse.

Love this trail! Check it out sometime!

Nice hike! Beautiful scenery! Totally worth it!

Nice trail. Liked the diversity of forest & beach, we added the out and back to the lighthouse.

Really easy hike up to the lighthouse. Tours end at 3pm. If you’re lucky you can spot sea lions swimming in the ocean!! Parking in the lower lot can be scarce, but it’s worth it.

Took this trail last weekend and it was absolutely beautiful! We happened to catch it on a gorgeous January day (60 degrees) and the views were stunning! The trail was a bit uphill to the lighthouse but definitely worth the walk. We didn’t take our dogs because we thought we would go into the lighthouse but ended up not going inside so we could definitely have taken them. Nice area at the top with great views of the ocean and waves crashing on the rocks below. Nice wide path. I would definitely recommend this one!

Nice trail through beautiful forest landing you on a pretty stretch of the beach. Watch your step on the roots.

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5 months ago

I hiked this part of the Oregon Dunes NRA on New Year's Day under clear skies and calm winds.

After finding my way around the park itself (talked to a ranger), and paying the $5 fee, I settled on parking at the Day Use area at the southern tip of Cleawox lake.
I immediately climbed the tall-ish dunes right off the left of the trailhead, providing me with good indications of where my path should lead me. A short up-hill of the sandy trail leads to the first expansive view of the main dunes area to the south and the forested strip separating the dunes from the beach. This is a good vantage point to map a route to the trees and access to the beach.
As I was the first one on the trail (30mn after sunrise) I could meander my way leisurely across the dunes, enjoying the morning light, looking for photo opportunities and plotting a course that follows the crest of the dune and the part with harder sand.

Only when I reached the tree-band did the first ATVs start buzzing in the distance. A strip of water separates the dunes from the trees and a main thoroughfare for ATV follows this trip. At 'rush hour' it may not be a very friendly place for hikers :-)
I headed further south along the edge of the water until I came upon the main crossing to the beach (Chapman's OHV trail). There also, it is probably better to avoid this section at periods of high ATVs activity. About half way to the beach is a north-south "trail" (Hunters) but, on this January day, it was flooded in both directions.
Once out of the trees, it is a very short distance to the grassy bluff that overlooks the beach.
Exercise more caution at the "pass" across the bluff as vehicles coming from the beach come at high speed to negotiate the sandy slope.

Once on a beach, I took a short rest sitting on a tangle of large logs where I would could look at the vehicular action while staying out of the way.

I then header north with the intention to make a loop by cutting back inland around the South Jetty Road. The walk on the beach was very pleasant and the washed up logs make for more excuses to take pictures. The portion of the beach I walked (for Chapman's to Heidi's beach is also shared with OHVs but traffic was relatively light and drivers mindful of the slow on the wet sand.

A few "pedestrians" enjoyed the undisturbed sand at Heidi's beach. I did the same before crossing over the bluff to the South Jetty Parking #1. From there, I could not find a safe/enjoyable return route directly to the John Honeyman parking lot and decided to just walk the South Jetty Rd to 101 and then another 1.75 miles to the park entrance. There is sufficient shoulder width pretty much all the way to not have to worry too much about road traffic.

All told this is just about 10 miles (around 3.5 on blacktop)

The trail was 7.0 miles not 5.9.

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