Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast Guide Book

by Lizann Dunegan (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Oregonand39;s North Coast  by Lizann Dunegan

128pp/maps
ISBN: 0762725737

Oregon’s north coast offers miles of hiking along sandy beaches, rocky coastlines, dramatic headlands, and old-growth forests, from Fort Canby State Park in southwest Washington to Yachats, Oregon. This book directs you to 23 easy-to-follow trails that lead to some of the most scenic destinations, attractions, and wildlife viewing opportunities in the Northwest. Explore abandoned gun batteries at Fort Stevens Military Reservation, a historic lighthouse at Cape Meares State Park, or a sea cave at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. With concise descriptions and detailed maps for half-hour strolls to full-day adventures this handy pocket-size guidebook is for everyone, including families.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 23.
... Preview: This beach trek starts in the quaint town of Cannon Beach and heads south on a spacious sandy beach where you’ll pass 235-foot Haystack Rock. This distinct rock promontory is designated part of the Or ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast"
Cannon Beach, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: The route takes you on a beach trek and then to the top of Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City. You can explore tide pools, play in the surf, and enjoy spectacular views of Haystack Rock, Nestucca Bay to the ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast"
Lincoln City, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This route travels through a lush coastal forest of rare old-growth Sitka spruce to the end of scenic Cape Lookout in Cape Lookout State Park. Along the way there are magnificent views of Cape Meares ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast"
Tillamook, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Cape Meares, located in Cape Meares State Park, is one of three scenic capes along the Three Capes Scenic Highway (the other two are Cape Lookout and Cape Kiwanda). A hike here includes numerous oppor ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast"
Tillamook, OR - Hiking
... Preview: Take your pick of ten trails that wind through the 2,700-acre Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. Depending on the trail you select, you can experience a botanical wonderland of coastal forest, rocky tide pool ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast"
Yachats, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: This route explores a unique coastal forest right in the heart of Astoria. You'll get to view a 300-year-old Sitka spruce tree and climb to the top of the historic, 125-foot Astoria Column. From the t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast"
Astoria, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Churning waves, offshore rocks, and an interesting sea cave are some of the many highlights on this fun coast hike. This route begins with a tour of Devils Punchbowl, a collapsed sea cave, and then yo ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast"
Newport, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: This forest path descends 340 feet, taking you on a fun tour through a thick coastal forest and across a magnificent suspension bridge over Drift Creek. From the bridge you’ll have a grand view of the ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast"
Lincoln City, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Located in scenic Ecola State Park, this classic coastal route offers a winding singletrack trail through a dense coastal forest with amazing ocean views and a picturesque beach for a finale. Ecola St ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast"
Cannon Beach, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This fun route combines three short trails in Fort Canby State Park that take you through an old-growth Sitka spruce forest, along scenic rocky coastline, and to the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Cente ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast"
Long Beach, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Shipwrecks, sandy beaches, and wetlands filled with wildlife await those who wander on trails and beachfront in Fort Stevens State Park. You can view the skeleton hull of the Peter Iredale, watch ab ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast"
Warrenton, OR - Hiking
... Preview: This short paved trail explores the 3,900-acre Yaquina Estuary, located on the south side of Yaquina Bay in Newport. The nature trail is adjacent to the Hatfield Marine Science Center, which has a var ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast"
Newport, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Take a picturesque walk to one of Oregon’s most photographed lighthouses. Nestled on the edge of the coastal protrusion Heceta Head, the 205-foot-tall Heceta Head Lighthouse is a welcoming beacon to s ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast"
Florence, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This beautiful beach trek heads north to the mouth of the Nestucca River. Beachcombing and wildlife watching are favorite activities on this route. This peaceful beach hike travels north on a long san ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast"
Neskowin, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: This short interpretive trail explores a unique coastal forest ecosystem in the Mike Miller Educational Area. You'll hike past old-growth Sitka spruce trees and huge rhododendrons and over a small cre ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast"
Newport, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Take an easy ramble among spectacular old-growth red cedar and Sitka spruce to a viewpoint of Munson Falls—Oregon’s second-highest waterfall. This short hike takes you along rambling Munson Creek, whi ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast"
Tillamook, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
... Preview: Take an amazing walk through a grove of old-growth coastal forest along the banks of Short Sand Creek to Short Sand Beach and Smugglers Cove in Oswald West State Park. Enjoy a day at the beach watchin ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast"
Tillamook, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This easy forest trek leads you into a canyon to a viewpoint of Pheasant Creek Falls and Niagara Falls. Other pleasant trailside distractions include the opportunities to view blacktailed deer and elk ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast"
Beaver, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This route takes you on a short tour of rocky coastline and beach where you can explore tide pools and watch for abundant bird and marine life. From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast"
Waldport, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
... Preview: This route offers plenty of opportunities to view wildlife and enjoy beach activities in South Beach State Park. You'll walk on the beach to the south jetty, where you can watch for wildlife and soak ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast"
Newport, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2