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

Beautiful quick hike. Only wish it was longer!

hiking
8 months ago

Saw some whales! Cute little trail.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful, quick, scenic, whale sightings. :)

hiking
9 months ago

Breathtaking views. A must do hike. Flies were bad but didn't bite . Federal run park. $7 fee but good for 3 days. Bathrooms available at trail head. Bring binoculars to look for whales. We saw 3 of them:)

Short. Fantastic views from the top. Federal run Park. $7 entrance fee but good for 3 days.

Short. Fantastic views from the top. Federal run Park. $7 entrance fee but good for 3 days.

The views were fantastic

Easy trail lots of info.

on Salal Hill Trail

hiking
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Very short, quick and easy hike at yaquina bay. Went on a cloudy day and it was still beautiful. Easy for everyone, slight incline all the way up makes it doable.

hiking
Thursday, September 29, 2016

This place has Sand Dunes that I have never seen on a beach before! Despite how sunny it was, it got super windy the closer we got to the water. But it was still really scenic and pretty. We didn't make it in time to explore the lighthouse, but the walk out to the beach itself is still a good consolation prize.

hiking
Friday, August 05, 2016

Fun hike with great views while looking down to the lighthouse

scenic driving
Friday, August 05, 2016

Stopped to see the lighthouse but missed the tour because it closes early. Hiked down to the beach.

hiking
Friday, August 05, 2016

Great views from the top. The trail is a road and There are buildings at the top.

trail running
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Quick 0.5 mile run with great view of Pacific. What else to wish for?

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Short and uphill on switchbacks all the way to the top. Definitely worth it. Great views and well maintained trail.

Friday, July 31, 2015

This is a fun stop anytime of the year.

hiking
Sunday, June 07, 2015

Not great, wouldn't do again. There is really nothing interesting on this trail and there are homeless camps in the area that I stumbled upon when taking what I thought were side trails.

We just did the trail to the top of the hill near the light house. It was a beautiful walk, with a great view! Very easy. We also went down to the pebble beach and saw harbor seals. It's just a beautiful area and well worth taking a few hours to explore.

Love this campground! It separates the tent sites from RVs. RV spots seem hard to come by, but we haven't had an issue yet reserving one of our top 5 tent sites for the night, so it's a non-issue. Yes, it's a State Park campground, so the sites are not super-wild, but it's a great, beautiful location to enjoy the area. The State Park comes with its conveniences - hot showers, available ice, wood for fires, and toilets. There are a couple of nature trails, but as has been said, most people seem to spend their time at the beach or enjoying the area. This is our go-to spot when weekending at the coast. If you look around, it will be hard to find a better camping spot as good on the coast.

hiking
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The Salal Hill Trail runs up a short set of switchbacks at the opposite side of the parking lot from the lighthouse. It's fairly steep but well maintained and worth the sweeping vistas of the ocean and lighthouse, Agate Beach to the South and up the beaches north to Otter Crest and beyond.

hiking
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Park at the gate/trailhead and this is a pretty easy gentle uphill on a road with awesome views of the Agate Beach area on both sides of Yaquina Head all the way to Otter Crest to the North and Newport to the south. Nice afternoon walk with the dogs. (Keep them leashed.) Well maintained area with interpretive displays and restrooms at the nearby visitor's center.

walking
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Paved trail that leads to the Yaquina Head lighthouse. The lighthouse is cool and they offer tours that allow you to go up into the top of the lighthouse

walking
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

This is a paved trail that leads to the Yaquina Bay lighthouse. Easy walk. The lighthouse was really cool, and they offer tours.

walking
Sunday, June 09, 2013

I imagine this is the trail around the lighthouse? At any rate, watch for whales, watch the birds and admire the historic lighthouse. Other trails nearby lead down to a rock beach (which have an amazing sound in the waves) and easy access tide-pools. A gorgeous spot.

hiking
Sunday, June 09, 2013

Awesome view of the beaches of Newport, the surrounding hills and the Pacific Ocean at the top of the trail.

walking
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

There is a network of paved trails in the picnic area of the state park. It winds around, up and down, short and steep hills. The path leads through the Salal bushes to hidden picnic tables and also leads to the haunted light house; which is open to the public during certain hours. These trails aren't anything special. In my opinion, the real walking/hiking fun is on the beach. This state park has parking and beach access by way of a steep, downhill path and stairway. The parking area and beach access both have incredible views of the Yaquina bridge.

Super easy, interpretive trail (educational signs along the way.) Probably wheelchair accessible. Very short. Scenic views of Yaquina bay and estuary wildlife. Many birds to see and if you're lucky you might encounter a bird of prey hunting in the marsh or a seagull dropping clams on the hard mud to crack them open.

camping
Sunday, December 09, 2012

This is a pretty nice campground considering it's a state park, on the beach non the less. There are some hiking trails in the campground, but most people go hike the beach. Individual sites are nice, especially the ones for tent campers only.

camping
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Beverly Beach State Park offers tent camping, RV camping, and Hiker/Biker camping. There is a day use area that leads to the beach. This is a beautiful spot for beach lovers and beach combers, however, for the rest of the world, there isn't much more. There are no vehicles allowed on the beach and there is no off roading. The hiking trail is a pathway that leads no where.

During the summer season it is HEAVILY crowded and the park staff recommend you make reservations 6-9 months in advance due to the popularity of coastal travelers.

As far as public coastal camping is concerned, it doesn't get much better, but as far as wilderness camping, well it falls WAY short. It is a good place to stay instead of paying for a motel during a day trip. But let's face it, most people's idea of camping no days involves a portable house with DIrect TV. They want to leave the house without leaving the comfort of the house.

camping
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

One of my favorite areas along the Oregon Coast is Beverly Beach. There are a lot of campsites, for tents, and campers. Beverly Beach also offers spots for motorhomes, and those looking to enjoy a night or two in a yurt. I enjoy the campsite for it's closeness to the beach, the spacious sites, showers and restrooms, as well as playground for the kids and a amphitheater that shows nature videos on set evenings. A hiking trail along the creek, runs behind part of the campgrounds. A short path under the Highway leads you down to the beach from the campgrounds. Affordable price for tents and yurts alike.

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