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

Unable to make it up to the end due to a slide in the east side of the trail...not able to safely go around. We were almost to the top! Very disappointed in not being able to reach the top.

fishing
1 month ago

One sister rocks ;)

1 month ago

Gorgeous hike, the views are there if you are looking for them. I went up the west side, down the east side. So many birds! Lots of trail maintenance has been done and there were no downed trees blocking the trail. Only down side was some road noise on the portion leading to the loop.

It's a pretty significant climb right away, but the big trees and lush greenery are worth it. The west side of the loop is steeper, but shorter. East side is much more gentle, but longer. We didn't know this, and chose to go up to the summit on the west side. Glad we did - it was nice to be rewarded with a more gentle way down. The downed trees aren't as big of a hassle as others make it seem - that's just part of hiking in the woods (and I enjoyed the extra challenge). We will do this one again, despite lack of stunning views.

Breathtaking beauty on an easy hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Was out at the Oregon coast and passed the trailhead on 101. Decided to turn around and give it a try. Had read on here that the views are the greatest but thought I'd give it a try anyway. It's a good workout hike if that's what you're looking for. Actually felt relatively easy as I'm used to do elevation hikes anywhere from 5000 to 9000' so starting at sea level felt great. But a little more than half way up I decided to turn around as I was getting kind of bored and there were other things I wanted to explore on the coast before heading home. There a couple of signs at the trail head warning of recent cougar and bear sightings at the top of the mountain, another excuse I used to not finish the hike.

amazing easy trail just to get closer to the water!

hiking
3 months ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this trail. As my first hike at 64 it seemed difficult to me. We had been doing some town walks of 3 to 4 miles but they seemed like a piece of cake in comparison. Will do this trail again someday

hiking
3 months ago

was a nice easy off the road trek after lunch. relaxing as not to many people can park and be down there at one time.

The trail is a little “wild” there are quite a few fallen trees and a few overgrown areas, but overall it is a nice easy day hike. The entire trail is shaded and while there is no great sweeping ocean view at the top there are some great little views along the way so be sure to keep a look out for them!

hiking
4 months ago

Lots of fallen trees in the way and overgrown areas

Did this hike back in October of 2017, great views!

hiking
4 months ago

I explored this trail in October of 2017. I enjoyed it so much I nicknamed it the Pacific Coast Playground! Lots to explore here!

hiking
4 months ago

good hike ...despite a few fallen trees here and there.⛰

Perfect quick hike. Right off the 101. Incredibly beautiful.

The east trail had probably two dozen tree falls to cross. Pretty unenjoyable. West trail was a lot better. The summit has no coastal views so if that’s what you’re looking for I’d go with another trail. Minimal coastal views on the switchbacks. Good workout.

To many down trees come on Oregon State this is such a great trail but the down trees made it a bummer.

Beautiful Day to be out with Family!!

Parked in the day use lot to go on a quick hike, I was the only car there. My girlfriend and I were approached by a man at the beginning of the trail and asked us a random question then we saw him walk into the woods and stand there thinking we didn’t turn back around a minute later. Eerie feeling we left immediately. Remember you can be out in the middle of no where quick. Use your wits

This is a sweet hike uphill. The ground is soft and the forest is impressive with it's current wildflowers and stream. A mile up you choose between the East Trail (2 miles to the summit) and the West Trail (1.5 miles). The East trail has 11 major tree falls blocking the trail. You can get past them all, we did (and we are elders), but it takes some flexibility and care. The West side has one climb over, maybe two. There are other step overs along the way. A great climb that we did with ease in less than 3 hours.

The trail had multiple washouts and trees down. It was a great workout.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy and short trail to stretch your legs on. Once out to the rock formation there is plenty to explore, especially during low tide.

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome up hill workout with a few small peaks at the ocean.

Great views of the ocean.

hiking
10 months ago

We did this hike for the first time in eleven years. Boy has it grown up. If you're looking for a gorgeous view of the ocean, you'll get about three chances through branches. If you're after a great workout then this is the trail for you. We enjoyed it. My two year old hiked about 80 percent of it, then rode in the back pack the rest of the way. It was a lovely hike with the wonderful smell of damp to underbrush and sounds of water trickling down the mountain. 1700+ ft elevation gain pretty quick.

This trail was a nice hike if you're looking for a good workout, but we were underwhelmed with the view at the summit. All you could see were trees. There were some glimpses of nice views along the trail, but by and large, less than we expected. Would not recommend if you're looking for a hike with spectacular views.

hiking
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I post every section of the Ca and Or coastal trails i can and this is another piece of the Oregon Coastal Trail. Recently I've met 3 PCT hikers on different sections who had to get off and form a new plan because of fires on the PCT. One came all the way from Korea... This trail is always going up or down but not steep with some very nice ocean views. If you start this trail from the opposite end I did it most of it would be great for a wheelchair. Please note the pic posted of the gate.

hiking
Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Unusual trail... Starts out as a little single track that has some nice wild ferns. It then turns into the Or Coastal Trail which is asphalt. Along the road it has raised planter boxes with different types of ferns that are labeled. One and done for me.

hiking
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Beautiful day and very beautiful beach. Red Rocks to the south and Port Orford to the north with some beautiful rock structures to photo. I met a hiker from So Korea who got burned off the PCT and decided to dot the Oregon Coast Trail as a backup. Met a hiker and bicyclist from Wyoming and Chicago as well today.... Small world!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Did this while looking for another trail in the area I saw online but was unable to find. Great looking creek... Makes me wonder if the salmon spawn here. This area is salmon rich with the Sixes and the Elk both being great small salmon rivers..

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