The Best Photography in Gold Beach

Looking for the best photography in Gold Beach? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Gold Beach. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top photography spots in and near Gold Beach

  • 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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  • Brookings, Oregon

    Explore Natural Bridges at Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor

    5.0
    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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  • Port Orford, Oregon

    Hike Humbug Mountain

    8.8 mi / 1500 ft gain
    Starting out at the pullout on the highway across from the Humbug Mountain State Campground, follow the winding trail up through the forrest to the top of the mountain. There is a nice bench at the top for a snack (or a beer). The hike is fairly long and demanding, but isn't too steep due to the ...
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  • Agness, Oregon

    Stand Up Paddleboard the Mermaid Riffle on the Rogue River

    The Rogue River is famous the world over for rafting and for its Steelhead runs, possessing a dramatic undeveloped canyon untouched by road and man, and being one of the Original 7 Wild & Scenic Rivers designed by Congress. And not only is it fantastic for rafting but entire sections are perf...
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  • Agness, Oregon

    Fly Fish the Rogue River at the Mermaid Riffle

    The Steelhead run on the Rogue River is famous the world over and for good reason. Like anywhere, local guides are the gatekeepers to the right spot and should be contacted accordingly.  Steelhead run December through March and Chinook April through Fall, with Coho making an appearance in the lat...
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  • Port Orford, Oregon

    Hike the Port Orford Heads Trail

    1.3 mi / 300 ft gain
    The Port Orford Heads State Park comprises a drastically pronounced peninsula jutting out into the Pacific Ocean from the southern Oregon coast, providing breathtaking views both north to the Cape Blanco Lighthouse and south to Humbug Mountain and beyond. The Port Orford Heads Trail is the main l...
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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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  • Port Orford, Oregon

    Tour the Cape Blanco Lighthouse

    Located at the state's westernmost tip and perched over the Pacific Ocean, the Cape Blanco Lighthouse was built and 1870 and features views up and down the rugged Oregon Coast. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, tours cost $2 for adults (free for youth 15 and younger). Tours: April-Oct. 31...
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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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  • Josephine County, Oregon

    Raft or Kayak the Wild & Scenic Rogue River

    4.8
    The Wild and Scenic Section of the Rogue River is a hidden secret in the Pacific Northwest. This virtually untouched 34-mile section boasts some of the most pristine and secluded scenery in Oregon. Bald eagles, osprey, and black bears are frequently (if not always) spotted along the way. This bea...
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  • Bandon, Oregon

    Fat Tire Bike the Bandon State Natural Area

    3 mi / 20 ft gain
    The Bandon State Natural area is a wide, mostly undeveloped section of the South Coast that is perfect for beachcombing, exploration, and fat tire biking with fun driftwood for tricks and jumps along with large flat shallow areas extending far out into the ocean.  Sure you will get wet and always...
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  • Crescent City, California

    Hike Stout Grove via the Stout Grove Trailhead

    4.0
    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

    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

    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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  • Bandon, Oregon

    Explore the Beaches of Bandon

    4.8
    Bandon, Oregon, located on the Southern Oregon coast, is about 90 miles north of the California border and about five hours south of Portland. In other words, it's just far enough away so that it has not become a touristy, seaside destination. And that's good news for all of us.This sleepy seasid...
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