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

Nice Trail, but can't go all the way to the falls due to down trees.

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful scenery. Encountered about 20 hikers on a Wednesday school day, so I’m sure it’s basically group-to-group busy on weekends. Because of tree roots at elevation changes I wouldn’t rate some sections as “easy” if any the hiker has mobility issues.

Very nice up and down trail. i was confused at the trailhead on which way to hit the waterfall. should have gone right instead of left. No falls this way. Went over halfway with some great elevation but no views that we found.

Great hike, fairly easy, some spots are full or roots creating a small challenge, but the final destination is worth it. Great spot for whale watching, we were able to see 4 or 5, as well as a couple seals, birds, and the like. *Careful with small children the trail goes along the edges of the cliffs.*

hiking
10 days ago

second oldest sitka spruce is there as well...shhhh

hiking
10 days ago

Great trail! Fairly easy, although I may rate it moderate due to all the tree roots on the ground that make the trail a bit harder to hike on. It is definitely uphill more on he way back, but the views are beautiful! Took my two dogs and they were challenged by it, I’d keep them on a leash because there’s cliff most of the way.

Beautiful today - overcast morning in the 50s. My idea of perfect hiking weather. A little mud, and lots and lots of roots, as others have mentioned. 3 other cars when I arrived at 0830, but at least 30 cars 3 hours later. The parking lot serves 3 trails, so not all were hiking out to the point.

This was a beautiful hike with nice incline and declines through out. The terrain is diverse with smooth walkways to stepping over tree branches and stumps. I will not call this an easy hike but moderate. The end of the hike is definitely worth it.

hiking
13 days ago

Great trail! Saw a couple whales and great view of the ocean and coast line. Lots of roots along the second half of the trail and can see how it can be muddy during the rainier months.

hiking
13 days ago

steady steep grade the whole hike up with some minor scramble in the last .2 miles of the hike. recommend coming early as the parking lot is small and has limited space.

I thought this hike was harder than Munra Point. I definitely think it would help to have climbing (scrambling) experience or at least be really brave. I suggest doing half the hike (just one mountain first) before doing the whole thing, to get to know the area. I did the counterclockwise. It kicked my butt!

Road is closed.

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful hike! Bonus was seeing a bunch of whales we we got to the end of it. And do be aware of all the mud! Wearing appropriate shoes/ones you aren’t afraid to get super muddy helps.

backpacking
18 days ago

Whale watching hotspot!
Because this cape sticks out from the shoreline 2.5 miles the whales must navigate around the point. You are perched 400’ above them and only 60-70 feet out so the view is stellar. See photos!

love the views and relaxing above of the waves

hiking
21 days ago

Nice trail, visitor center was fun to visit on the way back (opens at 10). Started at 7am and had the trail to ourselves! Nice river/beautiful forest. No fees for parking or visitor center. Trail mostly dry no mud, but smaller crossings with some water

read most reports and figured it was doable. Super glad we took the advice of counterclockwise, Elk was defiantly the most technical side and would have been miserable trying to go down with weary legs. Took the dog but don't think I would do that again, had to carry him over quite a few spots that were just to rough for him to make. Took longer then expected and wish I had a little more water than I had packed. Great views but defiantly tested us

Took my wife and five kids (3-11) down and back. Trail was in very good shape most of the way. Only had to scramble over a few downed trees and only a couple moderately wet spots but is been dry for the last few weeks. Only issue we had was the last scramble down to the beach. We had to bush whack it 50 yards to the north from where the train came out to actually make it down to the beach. Very rocky as others have stated but fairly private with great views. Just a heads up the road to the trailhead was closed coming in from the north and we had to backtrack and come in from the Netarts side.

One of the best and challenging hikes within an hour of Portland. The flowers in late May to Mid June are amazing. I find it is best to hike counter clock wise, hitting Elk summit first and then Kings. It is a much nicer decent from Kings and the parking lot is right at the bottom. It took us 6.5 hours last time with a good rest on both summits. Bring lots of water and enjoy the views!

hiking
27 days ago

The trail is probably harder if it’s raining. Besides being quite steep, it was a very straight forward hike. Again, if it’s raining or snowing, it would be very hard to keep going. It’s very steep. The view up at the summit is very beautiful and worth the exercise. When you find the picnic table, if you keep going for another 10mins or so, you’ll reach the top. The picnic table makes for a very peaceful snack break.

hiking
27 days ago

Loved this hike! it's steep all the way up, but it's doable if you're in shape (-:

Beautiful views! We got lucky and saw a whale. The only downside was the crowds hanging out beyond the ropes at the lookout and the muddiness. My dog definitely needed a bath after that one.

hiking
28 days ago

very good went with son and relatives and hiked north trail saw wildlife and watchout for bears advise:bring a coat anything warm for legs also.

hiking
29 days ago

Hiked this trail recently and had a blast. It’s tough but rewarding once you make it to the summit. I’d echo previous reviews - bring plenty of water and hiking poles if you have them (would have been helpful on the way up & down).

hiking
1 month ago

The views are amazing, better than the Kings Mountain summit in my opinion. Some scrambles, some hairy descents, and some cliffside trails make this one of the more difficult hikes I’ve done in Tillamook. Probably best to leave the kids at home, bring a lot of water and a snack. Most importantly pay attention to the weather, this isn’t a trail you want to have to maneuver in a rain or snow storm.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. It is consistently steep and a great workout so just be prepared for that. Trail is in great shape. Some nice views at and near the top. Well shades most of the way until you reach the top. Lot was full but the trail was not crowded at all. Highly recommend this hike!

awesome views. it was a bit muddy in places, but not horrible. not good for those with difficulty in uneven trails - lots of roots, etc.

Probably the best hike I've been on in a long while. I'm out of shape and this is the perfect hike to take to begin conditioning. I also saw a 3 year old girl on this hike, so that should tell you it isn't hard at all. It's a very fun trail. Goes all over the cape, and the views are truly stunning. My buddy and I went on May 5th, and there was still a lot of mud. The two biggest obstacles on this trail is all the mud, and all the roots. There are a LOT of roots popping up out of this trail. Gotta be careful especially when hiking next to the cliff. (Don't be stupid next to the cliffs, you'll die). All in all; super fun trail, one of my new favs in Oregon.

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