Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110

Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach Professional Review and Guide

"Beach riding at its best. Grab lunch to go at Osburn’s Grocery Store and Delicatessen located on Hemlock Street just north of Second Street. Ride south on an endless sandy beach, passing 235-foot Haystack Rock. This distinct rock promontory is designated as part of the Oregon Islands Wildlife Refuge and is an important nesting spot for puffins, pelagic cormorants, pigeon guillemots, and western gulls. Trail surface: Sandy beach and paved road.

The small coastal town of Cannon Beach, located approximately 75 miles northwest of Portland, is a popular tourist destination and home of the famous Haystack Rock. Tourists who come here can stroll through the town’s art galleries and boutiques; relax at its quaint cafes; and walk along the broad, sandy beach to see the prominent, 235-foot Haystack Rock."

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"The hamlet of Cannon Beach, located approximately 73 miles northwest of Portland, is a popular tourist destination and home to famous Haystack Rock. Tourists who come here can stroll through the town’s art galleries and boutiques, relax at its quaint cafes, and walk along the broad, sandy beach to see the prominent Haystack Rock.

This beach trek starts in the quaint town of Cannon Beach and heads south on a spacious sandy beach where you’ll pass by 235-foot Haystack Rock. This distinct rock promontory is designated as part of the Oregon Islands Wildlife Refuge and is an important nesting spot for puffins, pelagic cormorants, pigeon guillemots, and western gulls. At low tide you can explore the tide pools at the base of Haystack Rock and then continue your beach journey to the turnaround point at Tolovana Wayside. Trail surface: Sidewalk, sandy beach."

"This beach route begins in downtown Cannon Beach and heads south past Haystack Rock to the Tolovana Beach Wayside. Views. This classic coastal route packs in fresh Pacific air, a flat sandy beach, a fantastic ocean view, and a chance to view broods of squawking seabirds on 235-foot Haystack Rock.

You’ll get a good workout churning on packed sand, with the option of going on a longer route if you’re feeling the need to lay more tracks. Crowds on nice weekends, storm gales with blowing sand, and awesome sand castles are some of the possible encounters on this beach trek. Rest rooms and water are available at the trailhead. (Special considerations: If you plan on running out to Hug Point, be sure to check the tide tables before departing.)"

"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 Oregon Islands Wildlife Refuge and is an important nesting spot for several species of seabirds.

At low tide you can explore the tide pools at the base of Haystack Rock and then continue your beach journey to the turnaround point at Tolovana Wayside."

"The City of Cannon Beach has developed a trail system along Ecola Creek and around its sewer lagoons- wait! You know how critical sewage treatment is to the functioning of this busy town, right?

Besides, the ponds and vegetation around them are a haven for birds; a city brochure lists 50 bird species commonly observed along the trail, from bald eagles and a dozen species of duck."

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6/24/2009
Great beach walk! We were there at very low tide and it was fun to explore the rocks that were covered in starfish and sea urchins. Lots of tide pools! There were many people building beach bonfires and the beach is very dog friendly. Restaurants and hotels run along a section of the beach, making it easy to stop for a bite to eat or a bathroom break.
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6/23/2009
Beautiful beach with a rock island covered in birds ... Very reminiscent of the movie "The Goonies" I am a fan of the Oregon coast line.
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Trail Information

Cannon Beach
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
5
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Technical Difficulty
Easy
Physical Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1 to 2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Hiking
Additional Use

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Oct 2018