hikes

Oregon Coast + Coast Range

March 15, 2015

South Gales Creek Trail

Popular with mountain bikers, the Gales Creek trail travels gently up and down the hillsides beside Gales Creek through a coastal rainforest of Douglas fir and red alders, with a thick understory of ferns and oxalis.

March 1, 2015

Neahkahnie Mountain

The views from Neahkahnie Mountain (1,680 ft.) are some of the best in the north Oregon coast. Jutting up directly next to the ocean and Highway 101, Neahhaknie Mountain is part of Oswald West State Park, located north of Manzanita, Oregon and Nehalem Bay.

December 15, 2014

Cascade Head

Winter days on the coast are fantastic when the conditions are right. On this day, it was warmer than in Portland and sunny.

August 3, 2014

Neahkahnie Mountain

Located right on the coast, Neahhaknie Mountain is north of Manzanita, Oregon, just south of Oswald West State Park.

June 16, 2014

Brookings & Southern Oregon Coast

A scenic drive to the southern Oregon Coast for three days of camping at Harris Beach.

March 22, 2014

Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach is one of the most photographed beaches in Oregon. Located at Ecola State Park, the beach is accessible via a 1-1/4 mile hike through coastal forest.

January 26, 2014

Cannon Beach

For a less crowded walk along the beach at Cannon Beach, park at Tolovana and head south on the beach.

September 10, 2013

Cape Lookout hike

A trail through coastal forest to the end of a two mile long cape has fantastic views and lots of mucky mud.

June 29, 2013

Nehalem Spit

Located between the Pacific ocean and Nehalem Bay near the quaint town of Manzanita, Nehalem Spit is a 4 mile long narrow section of land known as a sand spit. At the south end, the Nehalem River enters the ocean at a jetty, and Neahkahnie Mountain is at the north end.

June 22, 2013

Saddle Mountain

A heart thumping, calf/quad burner of a workout with spectacular wildflowers on a mountain with views of the Pacific ocean, Columbia River and Mount Rainier to Mount Jefferson.