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

Beautiful views all along this hike. I recorded this hike and it said 5.3 miles round trip, however. The view at the top is well worth every drop of sweat. Great place to enjoy lunch! I recommend insect repellent as there are quite a few insects and the trail is over grown at parts.

Super easy walk to a gorgeous beach with bathrooms, a waterfall flowing into the ocean, and lots of surfers !

19 days ago

Started at the South end and hiked to the summit and back. I was not impressed with this trail. From the south end the trail we hiked through the forest without any views. Just looked at ferns, moss, and cedars. The view at the top was pretty cool. There is a spot you can scramble up and have great views. Over all I wouldn't do this trail again. It was approx 1.5 miles from South end to summit.

Amazing views! Once you get to the opening of the view, keep going a little bit and there’s a rocky path up to a higher point, go there! Vegetation was overgrown in the beginning but it clears out. I took my 2.5 year old in my pack and she did great!

Nice secluded beach with surf breaks. I stopped here for snack on recent OCT hike. Great spot to replenish water, there are bathrooms and trash cans.

Tough hike to the top but rewarding views! We brought our two dogs, but I can’t say that I would bring them back. The trail is narrow and often overgrown which it made it difficult with the pups, especially when we ran into other hikers

1 month ago

Stunning views at the top!
This trail is very narrow and the vegetation overgrown at parts. It’s a weird combo of beach, jungle and forest. Beautiful! Very wet, a little muddy and slippery at times. Well worth it!

This is a very nice day hike with a great view at the top of what I think of as the Nehalem River Delta. The trail is fairly demanding- steep and very rocky with lots of roots and difficult footing. At times the vegetation nearly covers the trail and towers above head height (and I’m 6-5). Busy on this holiday weekend but you still go for long stretches without seeing anyone. We hiked from the oceanside trailhead.

Hiked last week. It was my first hike and i found it worth sweating for, safe and amazing view point.

This is by far my favorite beach hike. I've taken my 5 year old up to the peak. With the kiddo it's a bit more slow going, but worth the time it takes. The view is absolutely amazing! The people I've met on this trail have all been amazing, and wonderful.

This is probably one of the best beach hikes near Seaside. It was straight uphill the whole time but I feel if you push yourself and take some breaks the novice hiker can make it. It was muddy in some spots this day so wear boots that are waterproof just in case. The view at the top is breathtaking (Make sure to climb to the top of the pile of rocks for the ultimate view). If you want to check it out before you go, I did a YouTube video on it so Copy/paste the link below!


Still very muddy, dress appropriately and wear shoes that can take a beating. Hiked it both ways from one parking lot to the other and back, one way takes about 2 hours at regular speed. Make sure to take the 0.1 mile side-trip at the parking lot near the ocean - there's a beautiful lookout point! Top part can be covered with clouds, so carrying a rainjacket is a good idea.

Good work out while you trek up Neahkanhie. Description is unclear in my mind as it’s closer to 10-11 km round trip depending how far you continue. Was still very muddy... need water proof footwear. Amazing forest setting with some views down below to see the beaches etc from a high vantage point. Was misty and a bit rainy so the view wasn’t there most of today. Took two dogs and they were fine. The trail is very narrow in some parts and loads of roots.

Quite muddy today, but fantastic view from the top. Discovered that the trail loops around the rock face at summit before ascending, so one doesn’t actually have to climb up.

This was a small surfing cove. Really neat driftwood to climb and photograph but the beach as well as the trail to get down there is slightly ugly.

Lots of roots and mud, plus lots of mini slides throughout the trail making it a difficult trek. The incline was steady and the views were beautiful.

Well maintained trail with continuous elevation gain. Very muddy even on a nice day after the rainy season. Lots of roots on this trail so watch your feet! Views from the top are nothing but breathtaking. Everyone I met on the trail was extremely friendly as well which is always a plus.

4 months ago

I did the south trail today!! It hailed, rained and snowed up there! I love it, easy hike if you're fit! Will totally do it in the spring again.

A nice alternative to the Short Sands trail down to the beach.

The trail to the beach is a very easy 0.5 mile hike, but there are a few other trails that connect and intertwine. Easy and beautiful.

Well worth the view!

perfect short, but long enough hike. Very muddy in winter. One switchback is a bit confusing. Downed tree hides the switchback and people just go straight and walk down the other trail away from the peak.
otherwise some light rock climbing (no trail, just rock type steps) to summit. Great view if no clouds. so so if rainy and foggy. Nice flowers in spring and summer.

Definitely slightly more challenging that we were expecting. The views are insane if there isn’t any cloud coverage.

The view from the top was beautiful, but extra windy considering we hiked in between rain storms. It’s easy to get lost on this trail, so make sure to follow the white spray painted tree markers. Our group plus a few others we ran into also got lost and it was a bit scary at times.

We started at the South Trail trailhead and intended to hike to the crest and return. Missed the turn to the crest and turned around when it was clear we had missed it. We decided to hike up the coast trail to the ocean and enjoyed it. Spectacular view from mountain crest.

Absolutely gorgeous coastal view from the top. Would definitely recommend starting early - we had the summit to ourselves, and by the time we got back to our van the car park was packed.

It takes about 15-40 minutes to get to the top from the beginning trailhead. That's if you're running, briskly hiking. There is a slight scramble

So, I may be unhappy because the view was foggy up top. I was immediately confused about where the trail ( remained) after about 3 miles up, and couldn't find a decent view. I could've easily mistaken the trail since it was my first time.

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