Top Adventures in Florence

  • Hike to Sweet Creek Waterfall

    Make sure you add this hidden gem to your waterfall chasing plans on your road trip to Oregon. This underrated Oregon waterfall is the perfect hike for the entire family. The trail offers four different falls from 10-30 feet high. The trail slowly...

    2.2 miles 100 ft gain

  • Explore Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint

    At the mouth of Cape Creek sits a beautiful cove with one of the best views in Oregon. Above the sandy beach and sea stacks, rises the Heceta Head Lighthouse, a 100-year-old+ structure that's been laboriously restored and kept in working condition...

    1 miles 150 ft gain

  • Photograph Neptune State Park Scenic Viewpoint

    This state park, just off the 101 near Florence, Oregon, is a cool spot to turn out and check out! Great place to just stop and watch the waves crashing into the rocks as well as all the different wildlife in the area.  If you walk further south, ...

  • Hike the Captain Cook Trail

    The Oregon cost is some of the most dramatic coastline in the Western United States, and the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area hosts an array of unique features arches, chasms, and blowholes like Thor's Well. The Captain Cook Trail is a quick way to take ...

    0.75 miles 50 ft gain

  • Catch the Sunset at Thor's Well

    First check out the tide books and find out when low tide is. At low tide, head to Cape Perpetua State park about 2 miles South of Yachats.Park at the Captain Cook Trail Head and head down the trail South to the tide pools. Look for a hole or well...

  • Hike the Cooks Ridge Trail at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

    If you've set up camp at Perpetua Campground, head out toward the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center, head east along the Cooks Ridge Trail. After 3.75 miles and 1500ft elevation gain, head south and then west along the Cummins Creek Trail, eventually ...

    6.5 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Paddleboard Lake Marie at the Umpqua Lighthouse State Park

    The Umpqua State Lighthouse is an emerald gem of Oregon Coastal perfection: dense forest intermingled with lakes and streams spill out onto a massive dune system that plays gatekeeper to the Umpqua River as it empties into the roaring Pacific Ocea...

  • Hike the John Dellenback Dune Trail

    I think the greatest appeal of the John Dellenback area is its diversity.  The varied coastal ecosystems, including a creek and forest with moisture-loving souls like the newts and gigantic slugs contrasts significantly with the expansive sand dun...

    1 miles 100 ft gain

  • Explore the Triangle Lake Rock Slides and Lake Creek Falls

    Triangle Lake Rock Slide/Lake Creek Falls can be found off Highway 36, about a mile west of the small town of Triangle Lake, or approximately 26 miles east of the junction of Highways 126 and 36 in Mapleton. The sign for the parking area is upstre...

  • Hike through Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area

    Getting here was half the adventure. Google led us in quite the wrong way. Whatever you do, approach this park from Allegany, outside of Coos Bay. From Allegany there are signs to the park. The road is about 9 miles from here. Drive until the road...

    3 miles 570 ft gain

  • Hike to Alsea and Green Peak Falls

    This is a great and easy day hike that features two waterfalls - Alsea Falls and Green Peak Falls - amid beautiful Oregon Coast Range scenery. This hike is perfect for a family trip as the trail is dog-friendly, the Alsea River serves as a swimmin...

    4.2 miles 230 ft gain

  • Photograph Shore Acres

    If you find yourself in or around Coos Bay in Oregon, don't miss the opportunity to witness the most dramatic wave action you'll ever see. These gigantic waves are just mesmerizing! Shore Acres State Park is on the Cape Arago Hwy, 13 miles southwe...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Florence, Oregon

      Siltcoos Sand Camping

      Overview Siltcoos is located about seven miles south of Florence, within the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. This unique facility is an off-road enthusiast's dream. Designated routes crisscr...

    • Florence, Oregon

      Alder Dune

      Overview Alder Dune Campground sits in a lush coastal forest between Alder and Dune Lakes in western Oregon.The campground, in the Central Coast Ranger District, boasts 39 campsites with privacy cr...

    • Lane County, Oregon

      Tyee Campground

      Overview Tyee Campground, located 5 miles south of Florence, is part of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The small campground sits on the northern banks of the Siltcoos River beside the S...

    • Florence, Oregon

      Lagoon Campground

      Overview Lagoon Campground is about 7 miles south of Florence. Most sites are surrounded by beautiful coastal shrubbery. Fishing and hiking are popular, and a beach on Oregon's Pacific Coast is...

    • Florence, Oregon

      Waxmyrtle Campground

      Overview Waxmyrtle Campground is an ideal spot for its proximity to the beach, several hiking trails, and the non-motorized section of open dunes with the comforts of sleeping in a standard site w...

    • Gardiner, Oregon

      Carter Lake

      Overview Carter Lake Campground is a family favorite in the Oregon Dunes Recreation Area. This campground is located on Carter Lake, perfect for fishing, swimming and boating. The Pacific coast is ...

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