Exploring Oregon's Cape Lookout

Oregon Cape Lookout SP

Added by Dan Moe

Sandy beachBeachside campgroundScenic trailsWhale watching

Cape Lookout is a two-mile long peninsula that juts into the Pacific Ocean from Oregon's rugged coastline.

The park features more than 170 campsites, yurts, rustic cabins, and a day-use area, all located a short walk from the beach.

There are roughly 10 miles of trails ranging from easy to moderate. The 2.6 mile trail to the tip of the Cape is the most scenic and offers views of migrating whales in spring and fall.

Pack List

  • Basic car camping supplies
  • Rain gear
  • Binoculars
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Activities:

Camping, Chillin, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Surfing, Swimming

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Rating:

Features:

Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Swimming Hole
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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How to Get There

Left Hand Ocean, Right Hand Forest

This whole hike has amazing scenery! You can see awesome views of the ocean to one side and lush forest to the other. If you are a photographer, there are a couple of great views of the ocean worth snapping. We went in late march, and would definitely suggest bringing your boots as it can be quite muddy.

25 days ago

12 months ago

Whales!

Great little hike. There are nice spots along the lookout to plop down and enjoy a picnic and if the seasons right watch the whales.

12 months ago

about 1 year ago

First Oregon hike!

My husband and I decided on this little adventure after seeing it on Outdoor Projects Best Day Hikes in Oregon. It was such a great first hike out here. Awesome views of the coast to the North and the south. Super sweet cliff drop offs to make your stomach flip a little. :) it was early February when we went so the trail was a little muddy, but I'd suspect that has since dried up. Not a difficult trail at all. Lots of weaving from one side of the cape to another so you don't feel a significant elevation change. And when you're done, drive into Pacific City and grab a bite to eat and a beer at Pelican Brewery and watch the sunset behind the haystack at Cape Kiwanda.

about 1 year ago

about 1 year ago

Boring Unless You Travel Off Trail

Overall, very unimpressed with this hike. However, at the end, if you opt just jump over the fence, you can go down to a cove at the bottom which has waves splashing all around it. This was very cool, but not easy to get to and extreme caution should be taken.

about 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

This was an amazing trail for a run. The views of the ocean and beaches were incredible and not too many people.

over 1 year ago

almost 2 years ago

Hike to the point of the Cape and looked for whales!

almost 2 years ago

Added by Dan Moe

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