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

on Amanda Trail

hiking
18 hours ago

Surprisingly vertical at times (although my wife and I had been told that it was pretty much flat) but very enjoyable. Despite the occasional incline, I’d consider jogging this trail on a day that isn’t too busy.

Short and simple. Amazing view on sunny days.

Really pretty hike. Only thing is that I assumed itd be more flat since its so straight but it goes up and down quiet a bit. It doesn't make it difficult but some may find that useful knowing.

I enjoy this going down the hill. Up hill can be kinda rough with how steep it is. Check the weather before going as mud can make it harder. I feel this trail is more uneven from rocks and roots on the ground. I dont find it an issue but some may.

1 month ago

this is a fun, really pretty trail. Several switch backs, not a whole lot of people the two times I've been out there. warblers in the summer!

this is a nice climb and short - combine it with the Amanda trail for a longer stretch and more elevation. I did that to condition for Yosemite.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail. Started at the statue (got dropped off) and ended up at Cape Perpetua Campground, where we were camping. Lots of hills and passed through the Cape Perpetua lookout area before getting back to the campground. Loved this! My hiking partner said she once seen a herd of elk on this trail. Hiked this in September, mild somewhat wet day.

2 months ago

One of my favorites ever!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful, moderately traveled trail with many switchbacks up the side of a hill. Spectacular views of the ocean and lots of wildflowers in the Spring. At the top is a parking lot with bathrooms and a shelter overlooking the ocean. Amanda Trail ends up at the same parking lot from the other direction.

By far one of my most favorite hiking spots in the area.

Awesome hike! Totally worth it!

3 months ago

Wonderful hike

Gorgeous look out. Not very muddy in the winter, pretty steep but not too long and a good workout. Beautiful old growth trees.

hiking
4 months ago

Short little hike, more of a short walk, views from the cape out into the ocean prior to heading into forest with tons of trees.

Great trail with a view.

I started at Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint. I found the forest around Gwynn Creek trail to be the best section.

hiking
4 months ago

quick trail from the top to the bottom. little bit of up and down at the start but overall gradual descent. Statue was cool! dropped me out by the welcome to yachats sign near the ocean cove bnb.

Nice easy hike for our the day we arrived at Carl Wasburne State Park. We didn’t have a ton of daylight left before settling into our yurt. Great way to winter camp without needing to carry a bunch of gear.

the views! worth the trip.

beautiful hike.

I start this loop from Hwy 101 at Neptune, which is a wonderful beach with sandstone cliffs and eroded basalt. . Terrific Sitka Spruce old growth forest flanks the hills along Gwynn creek. A brief switchback climbs to Cooks Ridge trail which eventually descends to Cape Perpetua Visitor center. Bald Eagles nest atop Cooks ridge, Kingfishers along Gwynn Creek. I have seen Chanterelles along this trail as early as mid July

Lush coastal forest hike that crosses a creek. Connects to other trails.

hiking
7 months ago

Lush, beautiful trail. Dogs did great on it. It was quiet and only saw a few fellow hikers in early October.

Easy lush walk that ends at a gorgeous 550 year old spruce.

hiking
7 months ago

We started at the top then worked down to the Amanda statue and back up, parking on the Cape Perpetua road.

I would say the way back from the statue is more Hard than Moderate. according to fit bit it was 50 flights in One mile. after that, mostly moderate.

Very light traffic and a nice secluded area though.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike! The Trail has Switch backs on the way up and maintained well. Wasn't crowded for a Sunday afternoon. We went on a clear day which allowed us to see down the coast and catch some whale watching at the top. The view makes the hike extremely worth it! Not too challenging as an experienced hiker.

backpacking
8 months ago

Absolutely a beautiful scenic trail with jaw dropping views!

Really enjoyed the hike and it was for sure a great view

We went the other way. Coast trail to Gwynn Creek to Cook's Ridge and Discovery loop back the three visitor center. This is a much more gradual 3.5 mile hike up to the highest point. It's a great trail and we only encountered 6-8 other groups on our Monday afternoon hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Check weather first.

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