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Natural Bridges Cove - North Island Viewpoint (China Beach) Trail

Brookings, Oregon

based on 1 reviews



0.43 miles

Elevation Gain

262 ft

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The Natural Bridges Cove trail in Brookings, Oregon is a short, moderately challenging hike that offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The trail is approximately 0.43 miles long and features a steep descent to the beach, making it suitable for hikers with a moderate level of fitness. The trail's main attraction is the Natural Bridges Cove, a unique rock formation that has been carved by the ocean into a series of arches. These natural bridges are a sight to behold, especially during high tide when the waves crash against the rocks. The trail also offers a viewpoint of the North Island, a small, uninhabited island off the coast. This viewpoint is a great spot for bird watching, as the island is home to a variety of seabirds. When hiking this trail, it's important to wear sturdy shoes due to the steep descent and rocky terrain. Also, be sure to check the tide schedule before heading out, as the beach can be inaccessible during high tide. Despite its short length, the Natural Bridges Cove trail offers a rewarding hike with its unique geological features and stunning ocean views.
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Natural Bridges Cove - North Island Viewpoint (China Beach) Trail Reviews

Stopped here on my way home from a trip and spend a good hour or so exploring… definitely not long enough! There are closed trails and it can be dangerous in places if you aren’t careful. The dirt gets slick when it’s dry and that’s not a good combo when you’re next to the edge of a cliff.

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