Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

22 hours 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!

trail running
6 days ago

Have been on this trail several times now and it’s one of the toughest within 1.5 hours of Portland. It’s a bit tougher than Dog Mountain but it offers great views. Connects with Elk Mountain to make a great loop, always a plus. It can have snow through March or later and is quite slick due to steepness in those conditions. Rocks are loose during the last 0.5 miles or so and it’s a little sketchy to run in spots. About 2:30-2:45 hike if you’re in good shape and about a 1:10-1:15 run.

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

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

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.

Hard as it is steep but a good day hike-and good views. Take plenty of water.

12 days ago

Fantastic trail that I hiked back in March when it was still covered in melting snow. A few people in my group struggled but what’s a hike without a little bit of pain? I would absolutely hike this again when the trail is a little less slippery.

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

13 days ago

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

13 days ago

So I think this might have been the perfect storm to not enjoy this hike. It was raining the entire time, so the steep grade was downright scary at certain points. The fog was thick so when we did make it to the picnic tables and viewpoints there was nothing to see. The trail is in decent condition and is QUITE the workout. Really intense incline after about 1/2 mile in. It's almost worse coming down than going up. We had our small child with us and she was a trooper, but I would not recommend kids on this one. Trekking poles I am sure would have made a big difference too. Will try again one day, but if the weather isn't dry and clear....it's not really worth it

13 days ago

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

Beautiful views. Busy but not overly crowded.

Beautiful trail but should be rated moderate.

Excellent trail but watch out for sunburn!

14 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!

16 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.

21 days ago

Absolutely incredible. Need to hike again when it’s clear but still amazing views. Definitely a hard hike, once you see the 2000 ft sign it’s 1900 ft climb in 1.5 miles. A few spots where is levels out but mostly climbing the whole way. Loose rock at the top, and once you get to the main view keep going to find the actual summit and the trail to go to elk mountain. Highly recommended, be prepared to work! Poles would have been nice to come down with, really steep and rocky.

This is a very challenging hike with great views. We went up Kings Mointain first (clockwise) and it took us a full five hours with only brief rests. There are many challenging vertical climbs with a few requiring scrambling and/or grabbing trees/ropes for assistance. Either way you begin there are also many steep descents that require good grip and careful placement. Bring lots of water and food. Most of the hike is shaded with a few bright sun spots including the peaks.

Just did the loop today. HOT. Did it in 6 hour with a 1.6 mile detour down elk mountain trail bc I read the sign wrong. Brought lots of layers didn’t need a single one. Started at Kings trailhead and went counter clockwise hitting elk mountain first. Elk mountain ascent is way more steep and technical than Kings, but the descent down Kings is pretty punishing at the end on weary legs. Not too much exposure but bring sun screen. A few tricky areas that require scrambling throughout and one area between elk and kings summit where you need a rope. I wore bug spray. Tons of flies and bees. I can still hear them buzzing in my ears. Bring more water than you think you need, especially if it’s hot. Great work out. Beautiful views.

24 days ago

Insanely beautiful. Do not be fooled, this truly is a difficult hike. Bring extra water. Make sure your shoes have lots of grip especially in front, and preferably bring some trekking poles, otherwise the trip down the mountain will be one non-stop slide. There is a picnic table near the top if you feel like hauling up food/drinks- or just a beer. While it definitely won’t seem it when you are only half-way up the mountain, the view from the top is worth it!

Very steadily steep right off the bat. I have hiked this in the winter as well as summer- definitely slippery and muddy during the rainy season. If you want instant gratification, this hike is not for you. If you enjoy the journey, you will be rewarded at the peak with spectacular views. A journey well worth it. Nearing the peak, be warned that there is loose rock. I don’t have trekking poles, so I usually find a stride stick to help me through these areas.

We loved the octopus tree and the little lighthouse. We were able to go inside and to the top. The trails weren’t too difficult for our group of ages 9 and older. Would recommend. Beautiful views.

29 days 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.

This was a challenge but the views and wildflowers at the top were worth the effort. great work out.

1 month ago

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