Northern Oregon Coast Hiking

With its unspoiled public beaches, miles of hiking trails meandering through ancient old-growth forests, and offering grand views of the ocean, Oregon has rightfully earned the nickname Pacific Wonderland. If you're a nature lover or adventure seeker, you'll be delighted to know that our area features over 70 miles of trails, allowing you to explore the beauty of the forests, bays, and beaches. Scroll down to discover our top recommended local hikes to the Northern Oregon Coast.

Best Northern Oregon Hikes
Bayocean Spit Loop Hike
Beach and bay ramble out to the site of a 1920s area resort town swallowed by the unforgiving ocean
Moderate;  Distance: 7.6; Elevation change: 50
Cape Meares Hike
Hike from a beach to enjoy old growth spruce, a lighthouse, and clifftop vistas
Moderate;  Distance: 5.4; Elevation change: 885
Short Beach Hike
Hike an intriguing trail down to a narrow cobbled beach
Easy;  Distance: 1.4; Elevation change: 95
Oceanside to Netarts Hike
On this beach walk, find secluded coves, look for wildlife on Three Arch Rocks, and walk to Netarts Bay
Easy;  Distance: 6.4; Elevation change: 20
Netarts Spit Hike
Hike to the end of Northwest Oregon's longest spit
Moderate;  Distance: 11.2; Elevation change: 60
Cape Lookout North Hike
Forested walk with elevation gain and loss and clifftop views
Moderate;  Distance: 9.6; Elevation change: 2340
Cape Lookout Hike
Whale watching hike out to the tip of a dramatic peninsula
Moderate;  Distance: 5.0; Elevation change: 930
Cape Lookout South Hike
Shady hike down to a secluded beach at the base of the cliffs
Easy;  Distance: 3.6; Elevation change: 840
Whalen Island Loop Hike
Easy family loop hike exploring a coastal forest and estuary
Easy;  Distance: 1.4; Elevation change: 75
Sitka Sedge Loop Hike
Hike through dune woods to the beach and an estuary in a brand new state park
Easy;  Distance: 3.9; Elevation change: 80
Sand Lake-Cape Kiwanda Hike
Hike the beach between a natural estuary and Cape Kiwanda's Great Dune
Moderate;  Distance: 8.2; Elevation change: 240
Cape Kiwanda Hike
Short hike to views of a stunning headland and the top of a high sand dune
Easy;  Distance: 2.2; Elevation change: 230
Nestucca Spit Loop Hike
Loop hike taking in a beach, wetlands, and an enchanted forest
Moderate;  Distance: 7.5; Elevation change: 60