Explore the most popular trail running 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.

the trail is in good condition. it’s a fairly popular hike, I’m assuming since it’s close to the forest center.


nice trail, not too amazing though. sat down by the river and watched a bald eagle fly above me for awhile.

overall I’d say 3.5/5 stars, definitely leaning towards an easier hike.

The first mile is gradually downhill that gets a little more than gradual. The next mile and some change has a lot of roots that you are stepping over. Before you get to the end there are nice places to sit, view the scenery and listen to nature. The end is very small and can become very crowded on the weekend. Great trail but I can see some people that do not have sure footing not liking all the tree roots. Kids will love it.

hiking
5 days ago

Mom and I did this loop hike for the first time in 2011. It was very enjoyable and not difficult at all due to no elevation change. It was perfect weather for us. The scenery on each side of the "spit" is varied and beautiful. The bay is to the east and the ocean to the west. We saw some crabbers doing their business in the shallow bay, and there were pelicans in flight.

It rains almost every day here so expect it, I am told. No views when I went but still beautiful forest.

Great hike! Definitely moderate with the cliffs and tree roots to climb over. Also distance is longer than noted. Views are stunning!

Beautiful Hike, I Take My 9 Years Old Daughter She Love It.

hiking
10 days ago

Gorgeous!! Def do this on a clear day!!

hiking
12 days ago

A well travelled, easy trail with some of the most spectacular views in Oregon. Perfect for families. Ocean views as well as forest. Really enjoyed it. Best on a clear day.

Did the hike backwards which I would recommend for the workout. Super steep and gets you to the summit quickly. Amazing view!

hiking
17 days ago

Beautiful well kept trail with gorgeous views of the ocean. I agree with all other reviewers, should be rated as moderate.

hiking
17 days ago

Hike was moderate. Lots of roots to step and climb over. Beautiful views of the ocean. Overall great experience!

Beautiful trail but should be rated moderate.

Excellent trail but watch out for sunburn!

hiking
18 days ago

Great trail for a quick hike. The waterfall was great we almost missed it it was really high and close to the trail. The dog loved the river. There were some great places to swim and to jump off the footbridge. Love this hike!

hiking
20 days ago

This hike was gorgeous! But I would definitely rate it moderate and it’s a solid 3 miles each way as I tracked my hike. Being an active but out of shape mom with my 20 lb baby in a pack it took me 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views of the Pacific! Really enjoyed this hike. Was kind of a last minute though so it was a harder hike than I originally expected, now seeing several reviews rating it moderate makes me understand why. But the views of the ocean, beach, and cliffs are so worth it.

I would call this hike moderate because of the tree roots and the portions that were right along the cliff side (no guardrails!) We did not take our dog, even though they are allowed, because he doesn't do well with other dogs and we didn't want to have any encounters along the cliff portions. I'm glad we made this decision! Beautiful vista at the end. We watched for whales for about 20 minutes and did not spot any, although we spotted some right off the coast from the nearby Pelican Brewery in Pacific City after the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

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
1 month 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
1 month 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.

Road is closed.

hiking
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

Great mix of scenery along the bayside and finishing on the beach side. Dogs loved it :)

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