Explore the most popular walking 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.

Easy and fun to walk down to the beach on

beautiful and easy little hike.

Beautiful little beach and easy to navigate to. Easy hiking.

The trail was not overgrown but there are lots of old tree roots obstructing the path, which was not a problem for me, but may be for other hikers looking for an easy trail. The trail follows a stream that you can see for a portion of the hike. You can hear the sound of the waves and the stream as you walk along the trail. At one point, I came across a part of the trail that had completely fallen out and was difficult to cross. The remainder of the trail was great and easy. The beach is protected and there is little wind. I arrived just in time to see the sunset and the views were spectacular. A great surfing spot as well!!! If you walk down the right side of the beach and the tide is low, you may see a few starfish!

This is a great trail, done it many times over the past 50 years, even with grandparents who were in their '70's!

Beautiful, easy hike. Was getting more crowded w field trips as we were leaving.

Another fabulous Oregon Coast Trail. You can also park at the south end of the trail and hike to the top making it an in-and-out hike. Going this way, the total in-and-out distance is about 3 miles. Elevation gain is about 1200 feet and I would classify this as a moderate hike.

No idea what the previous review is talking about... except maybe he's trying to keep this excellent hike to himself.

Note to hikers: This is an Oregon Coast trail and the Oregon Coast is essentially a rain forest -- so guess what that means? Muddy trails. Also, not surprisingly, there are lots of trees and plants growing here... which means, not surprisingly, there are often lots of roots on the trails. So, if muddy trails with lots of roots are not for you, you might want to consider skipping hiking on the Oregon Coast all together.

Nice easy hike down to the beach and back. Kids managed just fine. Would definitely do again.

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

1 month 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.

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

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.

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!

https://youtu.be/0NBumIL0pWc

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.

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.

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5 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.

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

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