South Jetty Trail

South Beach State Park, Oregon

Elevation Gain75ft
Trailhead Elevation20ft
Elevation Min/Max14/28ft
Elevation Start/End20/20ft

South Jetty Trail

South Jetty Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Newport, Oregon. It is within South Beach State Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 20 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 75 feet. The South Beach State Park Day use bathroom restrooms and the South Jetty Parking and South Beach State Park Day use parking are near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: Old Jetty Trail.

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Day Hiking: Oregon Coast (The Mountaineers Books)
Bonnie Henderson
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"This wide, paved path leads from the day-use area at South Beach State Park to the road at the south jetty of Yaquina Bay, making it a very versatile trail. It’s an accessible route through the grassy dunes, easy for wheelchairs and strollers. It allows families to bicycle from the state park to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and marine science center (about 4 miles round trip via South Jetty Road). Beach walkers at South Beach can use it to loop back through the dunes for a change of pace."
Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast (Falcon Guides)
Lizann Dunegan
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"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 in the views of Yaquina Bay, Yaquina Bay Bridge, and the Yaquina Lighthouse."

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This quick paved trail is little more than a nice peaceful walk near the beach that's over as quick as it starts. It is a wide open, paved trail with no ocean view that goes one even mile north from the parking lot to the south jetty of Yaquina Bay. Great for a morning run if you're vacationing in the area.

For a bit more excitement, take the trail north to the jetty, then turn right at the bay and walk a quarter mile east to the Old South Jetty Trail, and return through the wilderness and forest of this dirt trail. Definitely not a trail for running, and plan for lots of contact with foliage, but taking these two trails is a fun study in contrast.

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Trail Information

South Beach State Park
Nearby City
South Beach State Park
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Skill Level
Oregon State Parks and Recreation
Local Contacts
USGS Newport South
Local Maps