Cape Falcon via Oregon Coast Trail

4 reviews #2 hike out of 17 in
4.1 mi
Distance
1 hrs 56 min
Time
terrain
235 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a moderate out and back trail to Cape Falcon in Oswald West State Park.

This trail goes by Short Sand Beach and Blumenthal Falls.

You'll hike through beautiful old growth forest, passing by Short Sand Beach. Be aware that you may encounter a large amount of mud and sometimes downed trees after heavy rains.

Once you get to the end of the trail (at Cape Falcon), you'll have to push through some very heavy bush overgrowth to get out to the furthest point on the cape. Enjoy the views, and turn around to head back the way you came.

Getting Started

There are multiple parking lots that provide access to this trailhead. If driving south, the first lot you pass on your right will put you right at the trailhead as indicated on this map. Driving a couple hundred feet further down the road will get you to a large parking lot with a few hundred spaces and bathrooms. Another smaller lot is a couple hundred feet further down the road.

There is no cost for parking here, and no permits need to be filled out to hike here.

Taking Children

This is not a great hike for children due to a few areas with steep drop-offs and the trail not being maintained well in certain areas.



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Art.Black 3 years, 9 months ago
Cape Falcon; 4.3 miles / 2:45 hours
iWatch read 4.39 miles. Track (7/25/17, 3:02:45PM start) For detailed route description, see hike 06, Cape Falcon, in "Moon Oregon Hiking: The Complete Guide to More Than 490 Hikes" (Moon Outdoors), May 11, 2010 by Sean Patrick Hill. Noteworthy features are rich forest and lovely ocean views. Trip time includes multiple photography stops.
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Baker 4 years, 5 months ago
Cape Falcon Trail, Tillamook County, OR, USA
Nasty day for a hike, but the view at the end was great! Should've taken more photos, but it was raining heavily. The trail was super muddy with many parts having flowing water across the surface. Definitely need a good pair of boots this time of year. Want to head back in the summer.
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Jon Ellinger 4 years, 3 months ago
Cape Falcon
Sep 28, 2014 11:15 am
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jasmac 1 year, 10 months ago
Cape Falcon Trail
Loved this trail!!!
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