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 nature walk

1 month ago

I ran most of the trail. It is only one person thin. It was short and fun. Took some great photos. Very few people travel it because the trail was overgrown in several places. you have to pay to access this trail...7 dollar day use. it is located near the restrooms by the lighthouse at Yaquina Head.

Beautiful trail along the estuary. Saw lots of wildlife including a blue heron and a eagle. Very flat, easy trail. Short and perfect for young children too. Really enjoyed it. Takes about 45 minutes to walk out and back.

Nice place to visit.

Beautiful quick hike. Only wish it was longer!

hiking
10 months ago

Saw some whales! Cute little trail.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful, quick, scenic, whale sightings. :)

hiking
11 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.

Monday, June 19, 2017

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.

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.

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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.

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