Just minutes from the Tolovana Inn in Cannon Beach, you’ll find some of Oregon’s most beautiful beaches, coastline and amazing hikes to take it all in. Before your hike, rest up as you stay in a spacious and comfortable Tolovana Inn Suite. Then return to soothe those muscles in the Tolovana’s dry sauna, whirlpool spa and salt water pool. Or simply relax and watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean from your private deck. Bring your camera, family and friends―and not necessarily in that order.
At Neahkahnie Mountain and the more challenging Saddle Mountain, you can walk through wildflower-covered meadows, miles of uninterrupted beaches, or connect with a portion of the 382-mile Oregon Coast Trail. You’ll find everything from moderate to challenging hiking trails and accessible pathways suitable for all ages and abilities.
Oswald West State Park, located about 10 minutes south of Cannon Beach, offers several interconnected hiking trails with many options for hikers of all levels, including a 13-mile section of the Oregon Coast Trail.
The Clatsop Loop Trail is a three-mile loop trail from Indian Beach that begins along a gravel service road, passes through rainforest and finally emerges at a small hikers’ camp where a nearby viewpoint overlooks the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse.
From the Oswald West parking lot, the Necarney Creek Trail descends into the rainforest and connects to the Elk Flats Trail south, offering about a 1.5-mile walk through the forest, emerging at meadows frequented by elk and leading to a short spur trail to sheer cliffs overlooking Devil’s Cauldron on the beach.
Ecola State Park at the north end of Cannon Beach offers an adventure through lush rainforest where hikers will find some of the world’s tallest trees. Hike past old-growth Sitka spruce to the end of Cape Falcon where you’ll take in the most breathtaking views. The park offers options for easy, paved accessible trails from the Ecola Point viewpoint to options for longer multiple-mile hikes. An Oregon State Parks pass, Oregon Pacific Coast Passport or $5 day-use fee is required for parking.
To hike the Tillamook Head Trail, start at the trailhead at Indian Beach and follow the route taken by a party of explorers from the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1806. This segment of the Oregon Coast Trail leads from Indian Beach about six miles to the northern trailhead in south Seaside.
The Cannon Beach Nature Trail includes a paved portion that follows a bend of Ecola Creek, past wetlands and emerging at 2nd Street in Cannon Beach. A gravel portion of the trail circles the ponds at the east end of 2nd Street and a south spur of the trail passes through a spruce forest reserve.
To take the Short Sand Beach Trail, take the half-mile walk through the woods and along a creek that leads to Short Sand Beach in Oswald West State Park.
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