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

We only went to the viewpoint today, the weather was incredibly windy, the trail is okay, we much prefer the the south trail from this TH. Maybe if we had gone all the way to the beach we would give it a higher rating, some spots were very overgrown & appears to be a little used section of the coast trail.

on Lola Lake Trail

5 months ago

Fantastic trail to beach. The lake was more like a pond, but had a mind blowing amount of frogs making a racket, so it was not a waste of energy. Large, unstable log jam to scramble over, or drop from a sand dune to get to the beach. Again, worth the energy and doable for relatively agile hikers.

Very nice little trail with no signs of being hiked in awhile. Had a back flare up and thought I would do a little trail I came across last week that would be short and flat. It seemed like more gain than my GPS said it was. There were a few small trees down and across the trail but easy to get over or around. A beautiful trail that I will do again!

7 months ago

Beautiful section of the Oregon Coastal Trail. A very nice seldom traveled single track through the forest to the beach after going through a little tidal creek. Took a friend who doesn't hike much. He didn't enjoy the climb out as much as me and the lab. Definitely recommend this one... and I'll be back!

Great secluded trail I came across while doing Cape Sebastian North and decided to go back and do today. The trail goes to the beach and back up....95%+ up or down. Maybe a few hundred yards of level trail on this one. Very nice beach on the bottom. Only sign of humans was a single horse track going down and along the beach.

Great trail through the dunes, on the beach with some beautiful rock formations and through a nice little forest. Maybe my dogs favorite hike! All or part of this we hike quite often. We saw one other group this time around with 3 labs that my lab, Brook enjoyed very much.

Really a 3 1/2... At the TH to Cape Sebastian the trail forks and this one goes north. I saw it when I did the other trail and decided to do it today in the rain. Very, very nice trail with a lot of diversity in forests and far better than I expected. Equally as good as Cape Sebastian if not better and really enjoyed it. Along the way I also found a section of the Oregon Coast Trail that I will get back to... Most of the climbing was in about a mile that might rate it difficult for some...

One of the most beautiful and scenic hikes in the area when the wind isn't blowing. Only intended to do the beach today but the bottom part of Cape Sebastian is beautiful so I did it as well... very good choice as you'll see in the photos. The beach here is nice and firm on a low tide to walk on and the rock features on this part of the coast are awesome. The top part of Cape Sebastian is ugly but the bottom portion is gorgeous. A hike I highly recommend to all!

11 months ago

This is my go to trail with the dogs... I hesitated posting because I seldom see anyone here. Hopefully that doesn't change too much... Very few locals know about it even though almost all have driven by. The trail is sand based with much of it being soft. It goes around a pond and out to the ocean. It is a very private beach with no easy access except this trail. I've done this trail more than any other in the area. My dogs love it... I will update the track when I do it again.

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