Brookings, Oregon

Top Spots in and near Brookings

  • Brookings, Oregon

    Picnic at Arch Rock

    5.0
    This vista point is located in Southern Oregon, near the coastal town of Brookings.  Arch rock is just off the 101 freeway and is a cool stop if you are passing through. The main rock arch is located directly west.  It's a great place to stop during road trips for a picnic lunch.
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  • Brookings, Oregon

    Camp at Harris Beach SP

    4.0
    Harris Beach State Park on the Southern Oregon Coast and about a quarter mile north of the town of Brookings, Oregon features a variety of campsites, including yurts, full RV hookups, and even a hiker/biker camp for individuals hiking the Oregon Coast Trail and/or biking the PCH.  From either the...
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  • Brookings, Oregon

    Explore the Marine Garden at Harris Beach SP

    The Marine Garden at Harris Beach State Park is one of the 7 designated Marine Garden's on the Oregon Coast where the ecosystem is protected and the collection and disturbance of tidal flora and fauna is prohibited. Interpretive hikes and guides are available through the State Park system, as are...
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  • Brookings, Oregon

    Explore Natural Bridges at Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor

    4.8
    6 mi / 0 ft gain
    The Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor is 12 miles of rugged, steep coastline with many hidden & secluded beaches and coves, and the Natural Bridges section is one of the most iconic (and most photographed) along the entire Corridor.There are several hikes above and around the natural bridges...
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  • Brookings, Oregon

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

    5.0
    0.43 mi / 262 ft gain
    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 ...
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  • Brookings, Oregon

    Explore Thunder Rock Cove at Samuel H Boardman State Scenic Corridor

    1.5 mi / 400 ft gain
    One of many magical nooks and crannies to explore all along the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Thunder Rock Cove sits between the iconic (and more popular) Natural Bridges and Secret Beach.  The hike to the cover overlook is an easy .75 mile hike down from the Thunder Rock pull-off tha...
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  • Crescent City, California

    Drive Walker Road

    5.0
    Walker Road is one of the places where parts of Star Wars IV: A New Hope were filmed! It's a beautiful site in the Redwoods with an extra amount of huge, leafy ferns. Once you turn onto Walker Road, it's a quick drive through the redwood trees and ferns to the Smith River at the end. There are a ...
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  • Crescent City, California

    Camp at Jedediah Smith Redwoods Campground

    5.0
    / 0 ft gain
    Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park offers activities for everyone: you can backpack and hike through lush rainforests, or fish, snorkel, and kayak in the Smith River (popular film The Last of the Mohicans was filmed just upstream!). Howland Hill Road is perfect for a scenic drive filled with uniq...
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  • Gold Beach, Oregon

    Hike Cape Sebastian

    5.0
    2.7 mi / 718 ft gain
    A short hike on the southern Oregon Coast. It's a beautiful and scenic hike with amazing vistas of where the mountains meet the ocean.  The hike is not very difficult, unless you decide to hike down to the beach.  There are several vista points along this hike where you can stop to take pictures ...
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  • Crescent City, California

    Hike Stout Grove via the Stout Grove Trailhead

    4.5
    0.6 mi
    Marked with adequate signage, parking for the Stout Grove Trailhead is off Highland Hill Road, a road through the south end of the park. It's a narrow, dirt road so be cautious traveling through the state park. Pit toilets are available in the parking area. The trail is a .6-mile loop. It is wide...
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  • Crescent City, California

    Smith River Confluence

    Smith River Confluence located in Jedediah Redwoods State Park is a great swimming area especially from June to October. From the parking area for the boat launch, follow the trail back toward Nels Christensen Memorial Bridge (aka "Second Bridge").   A rope swing is usually attached to the bridg...
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  • Crescent City, California

    Explore Stout Grove via the Howland Hill Road

    4.4
    The Howland Hill Road is the premier drive through Redwood National and State Parks. Approximately 6 miles long, the hard-packed gravel road varies in surface durability depending on season and when the road was last graded. Expect plenty of dust in the dry summer months and keep an eye out for p...
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  • Crescent City, California

    Fern Falls via Boy Scout Tree Trail

    4.93 mi / 1050 ft gain
    Fern Falls via Boy Scout Tree Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Crescent City, California.
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  • Crescent City, California

    Battery Point Lighthouse

    0.5 mi / 13 ft gain
    Battery Point Lighthouse is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Crescent City, California.
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  • Crescent City, California

    Hike the Boy Scout Tree Trail

    5.0
    With a profusion of titanic trees and an ever expanding landscape, the extraordinary Boy Scout Tree Trail is not so much a hike as it is a showcase of the world's most scenic old growth redwoods. Located within Redwood National and State Parks, this pristine trail feels wonderfully remote. Hardly...
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  • Crescent City, California

    Camp at Nickel Creek

    4.0
    5 mi / 300 ft gain
    First, check in at the Crescent City Ranger Information Center in Crescent City to pick up your free backcountry permit and get permission to park your car at the Crescent City Beach Education Center off of Enderts Beach Road. This is the safest place to park at due to numerous car break-ins at t...
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Camping and Lodging in Brookings

Ludlum House
Brookings, Oregon

Ludlum House

Snow Camp Lookout
Curry County, Oregon

Snow Camp Lookout

Crescent City / Redwoods KOA Holiday
Crescent City, California

Crescent City / Redwoods KOA Holiday

Packers Cabin
Brookings, Oregon

Packers Cabin

Quail Prairie Lookout
Brookings, Oregon

Quail Prairie Lookout

Panther Flat Campground
Gasquet, California

Panther Flat Campground

Guides, Insights and Stories from Brookings

5 Photos That'll Make You Want to Visit Samuel H Boardman State Park

5 Photos That'll Make You Want to Visit Samuel H Boardman State Park

Camaran Khiev

Beautiful Footage Of Redwood National Park

Beautiful Footage Of Redwood National Park

The Outbound Collective

A Weekend of Adventure in Redwood National and State Parks

A Weekend of Adventure in Redwood National and State Parks

Michael Fricke

Walking with Sentinels in Redwood National Park

Walking with Sentinels in Redwood National Park

Jason Nugent