Bayocean Peninsula County Park Bayocean Spit

Tillamook, Oregon 97141

Bayocean Peninsula County Park Bayocean Spit

Bayocean Peninsula County Park: Bayocean Spit Professional Review and Guide

"This hike explores one of the coast’s most quiet and historic locations, where the power of nature and geology trumped grandiose human dreams—the now-vanished city of Bayocean."

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"The trail starts at Bayocean parking lot, which is 7 miles Northwest of Tillamook in Northwest Oregon. Tread: Gravel road with sandy sections, closed to motorized vehicles. Hazards: the trail is popular, so watch for other users.

The ride from the north end of the parking lot passes through beach grass, sand dunes, salal thickets, and forest before reaching the jetty. The last few hundred yards to the jetty may be covered with soft sand. You can add a couple miles to this ride by starting at the Pitcher Point pullout. Pitcher
Point has an interpretive sign that summarizes the history of Bayocean. The ride to the Bayocean parking lot provides views of Cape Meares Lake."

"In 1906 a real estate broker from Kansas City envisioned a second Atlantic City on the sand spit separating Tillamook Bay from the Pacific Ocean. By 1914 as many as 600 building lots had been sold in what was called Bay Ocean Park, and it was becoming a bustling community. But the unstable spit couldn’t support the development.

Lots began eroding steadily, and in 1950 the last house on the spit washed into the sea. Today Bayocean Spit belongs to hikers, mountain bikers, and bird-watchers who wander the beach or the forested bayside trail. A couple of campsites near the tip (protected from the wind by groves of trees) offer relatively remote overnight camping."

"In 1906, a real estate broker from Kansas City envisioned a second Atlantic City on the sand pit separating Tillamook Bay from the Pacific Ocean.

By 1914 as many as 600 building lots had been sold in what was called Bay Ocean Park, and it had become a bustling community. But the unstable spit couldn't support the development."

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Haven't done the trip yet, but just spoke with the Ranger Station. The north section of this trail (between the forest service road and Hwy. 101) is closed due to fallen trees. No word on when it will be reopened. Contact the Hebo Ranger Station at 503-392-5100 for an update.
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Trail Information

Tillamook
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
9
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4–5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Hiking
Additional Use
Bayocean Peninsula County Park
Local Contacts
USGS Garibaldi 7.5' quadrangle
Local Maps

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Oct 2018