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The Best Hiking in Rockaway Beach

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

Top hiking spots in and near Rockaway Beach

  • Manzanita, Oregon

    Camp at Nehalem Bay State Park

    5.0
    Nehalem Bay State Park is a great central location on the Oregon Coast to use as a base camp, whether you want to go south to explore Cape Kiwanda or go north to photograph the famous Cannon Beach. There are six loops: A-F, and only A-C are open in the winter. The only first-come-first-served are...
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  • Tillamook, Oregon

    Bayocean Peninsula

    7.6 mi / 92 ft gain
    Bayocean Peninsula is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Bay City, Oregon.
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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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  • Bay City, Oregon

    Kilchis Point Reserve

    2.11 mi / 69 ft gain
    Kilchis Point Reserve is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Bay City, Oregon.
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  • Tillamook, Oregon

    Big Spruce Trail

    0.29 mi / 3 ft gain
    Big Spruce Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Tillamook, Oregon.
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  • Tillamook, Oregon

    Cape Meares State Park Loop

    3.15 mi / 902 ft gain
    Cape Meares State Park Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Oceanside, Oregon.
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  • Tillamook, Oregon

    Cape Meares Beach Trail

    1.54 mi / 614 ft gain
    Cape Meares Beach Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Tillamook, Oregon.
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  • Nehalem, Oregon

    Neahkahnie Mountain via South Trailhead

    5.0
    2.92 mi / 860 ft gain
    You have a couple different options on how to access this hike (North and South trailhead) also if you would like to hike the loop trail or out-and-back option. Driving directions for this hike isn't to difficult, heading south on highway 101 drive 16.6 miles past the exists for Cannon Beach and ...
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  • Nehalem, Oregon

    Devil's Cauldron Trail

    0.53 mi / 105 ft gain
    Devil's Cauldron Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Nehalem, Oregon.
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  • Nehalem, Oregon

    Neahkahnie Mountain Trail

    5.0
    3.3 mi / 1142 ft gain
    This hike can be done as either a loop or an out-and-back beginning from either the North or the South trailhead, both located off Route 101. If opting for the loop you will have to walk ~1 mile on the highway to connect back to your starting point. Since we were hiking with our kids we wanted t...
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  • Nehalem, Oregon

    Elk Flats Trail

    2.9 mi / 732 ft gain
    Elk Flats Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Manzanita, Oregon.
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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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  • Nehalem, Oregon

    Cedar Crossing and Oregon Coast Trail to Short Sand Beach

    1.1 mi / 151 ft gain
    Cedar Crossing and Oregon Coast Trail to Short Sand Beach is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Nehalem, Oregon.
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  • Nehalem, Oregon

    Necarney Creek and Oregon Coast to South Beach Access

    0.79 mi / 125 ft gain
    Necarney Creek and Oregon Coast to South Beach Access Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Arch Cape, Oregon.
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  • Nehalem, Oregon

    Short Sands Beach

    5.0
    1.16 mi / 184 ft gain
    It is located just off the side of highway 101 north of Manzanita and south of Cannon Beach. To get here, you need to just pull off into the Oswald West parking lot on the ocean side of the freeway. From here, It is just a short walk through the old growth forrest covered in dense green moss wher...
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  • Nehalem, Oregon

    Surf Smuggler Cove

    5.0
    The beach in Oswald West State Park is one of the more secluded beaches on the Oregon coast. Most tourists tend to stay by Canon Beach and Seaside, Oregon, so this little gem gets much less traffic.The parking lot is right on the highway with plenty of parking, a bathroom, and a drinking fountai...
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