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Lincoln City, Oregon

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  • Oceanside, Oregon

    Tunnel Beach

    5.0
    0.47 mi / 75 ft gain
    The main beach is located adjacent to Oceanside Beach State Park, which can be accessed via Cape Meares Loop/Netarts Oceanside Hwy. Once you arrive at the park, head down towards the beach and start walking North. You'll notice a little hole-in-the-wall past a small group of rocks which you'll h...
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  • Tillamook, Oregon

    Relax at Oceanside Beach

    4.0
    Oceanside Beach is often passed over for Tunnel Beach just north. Both are great, but you're missing out if you don't head down to Oceanside and fly a kite.  There's a parking lot right next to the marked location. Park there, then head down to the beach—don't forget your kite! 
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  • Tillamook, Oregon

    Hike along Short Beach, Oregon

    5.0
    0.25 mi / 200 ft gain
    Hike: The trail is basically a handmade wooden staircase that takes you all the way down to the beach, so once you locate it, just keep following the stairs all the way down until you've reached the beach.Directions: Drive North along Cape Meares Loop Rd just past Oceanside until you reach the po...
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  • Tillamook, Oregon

    Cape Meares Lighthouse

    4.3
    This historic site served as a major lighthouse for years and was turned into a scenic viewpoint offering some rad views of the Oregon Coast. The park is located only about 10 miles west of Tillamook. The parking lot has limited space so get there as early as you can. The Cape Meares lighthous...
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  • Tillamook, Oregon

    Explore Bayocean Peninsula Park

    5.0
    8 mi / 100 ft gain
    Located just west of Tillamook on the way to Cape Meares is an expansive forested park that juts out into Tillamook Bay. The main "trail" is an old unpaved narrow road called Bayocean Dike Road that stretches 4 miles down to the point. It's perfect for a long run, leisurely hike or mountain bikin...
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  • Yachats, Oregon

    Camp at Tillicum Beach

    5.0
    The major draw of this campground however is the beach. Many of the campsites overlook the water, but if you don’t have a view from your site it takes less than a minute to be in the sand. We made our trip from the University of Oregon in Eugene. It was a gorgeous 2 hour drive, and after driving ...
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  • McMinnville, Oregon

    Hike the Red Trail in Miller Woods

    4.0
    4 mi / 400 ft gain
    Located three miles west of McMinnville and available for public hiking and activities, Miller Woods is owned and operated by Yamhill SWCD. You may choose different trails to take.From the parking lot the trails are marked by colors to go on the 4.0 mile loop go to the meadow and follow the red m...
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  • Rockaway Beach, Oregon

    Capture the Coast at Night from Rockaway

    5.0
    Clear nights on the Oregon Coast can be hard to come by, and your best bet to grab night time photos of the coast is in the Summer.This particular section of the coast is relatively quiet in the Summer time. You can park your car easily along the road that gives you access to the beach. This is a...
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  • Yachats, Oregon

    Hike the Cooks Ridge Trail at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

    5.0
    6.5 mi / 1500 ft gain
    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 ending up at the ocean along Neptune State Scenic ...
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  • Florence, Oregon

    Catch the Sunset at Thor's Well

    4.5
    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 in the rock with plumes of spray shooting up with...
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  • Florence, Oregon

    Hike the Captain Cook Trail

    5.0
    0.75 mi / 50 ft gain
    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 in some of the best features of the Scenic Area, a...
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  • Florence, Oregon

    Photograph Neptune State Park Scenic Viewpoint

    5.0
    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, Cummins Creek flows into the ocean. Also not to b...
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