Oregon has 350 miles of wild and pristine coastline. Big uncrowded beaches are joined by rock islands that punctuate rugged coastal scenery on par with the world’s best. Unlike Southern California, the coast of Oregon is mostly undeveloped, with charming seaside towns instead of large beach cities. State parks preserve many beautiful capes and beaches along the coast, offering scenic ocean view hikes.
Hiking the Oregon Coast
This collection of trails lists hikes roughly from west to east and north to south, but the table may also be sorted alphabetically or by distance to help you pick your next hike. Click on any trail to see a full write-up complete with photos, GPS maps, directions, and all the other information needed to locate and enjoy these hikes. You can also view hikes around Coastal Oregon on the Hike Finder Map.
|020||Ecola Point to Indian Beach|
This hike on Oregon Coast Trail explores wild beautiful scenery in Ecola State Park between Ecola Point and Indian Beach.
|030||Cape Meares Lighthouse & Octopus Tree|
This easy hike in Cape Meares State Park visits a beautiful lighthouse and an equally impressive tree, exploring a coastal cape with tall cliffs and big ocean views.
|033||Oceanside Beach to Tunnel Beach|
This sandy stroll comes with an adventurous twist, a man-made tunnel through a cliff that leads from one beautiful beach to a second, more secluded beach.
|037||Munson Creek Falls Trail|
This short hike near Tillamook travels up a forest canyon to the tallest waterfall in Coastal Oregon.
|040||Cape Lookout Trail|
This hike in Cape Lookout State Park ventures down a promontory on the Oregon Coast with beautiful ocean views.
|045||Whalen Island Loop Trail|
This hike explores a lovely island-like park in Sand Lake Estuary with ocean and wetland views.
This short beach hike explores tide pools and sand dunes at a rugged headland in Cape Kiwanda Natural Area near Pacific City.
|052||Alder Island Nature Trail|
This short, easy hike off the coast south of Lincoln City explores a small island at the mouth of the Siletz River.
|055||Saddle Mountain Trail|
This out and back hike rises through fir forests and wildflower-filled grassy slopes up to a summit with panoramic coastal views.
This short hike slips down through forest to a beautiful waterfall plunging over a basalt wall.
Camping on the Oregon Coast
With so much undeveloped waterfront as well as the Coast Mountain Range, Coastal Oregon has a great selection of camping options, including:
|Cape Lookout State Park Campground|
This grand, oceanfront campground has over 200 sites right behind a big, beautiful beach.
|Whalen Island County Campground|
This 33-site campground is a nice camping option on Whalen Island with easy access to estuary beaches and a loop hike.