Cannon Beach is a hiker's
paradise. From the matchless splendor of Ecola State Park to
the rugged trail that ascends Saddle mountain, this area offers
great hiking with well-marked trails and postcard perfect views
at every turn.
Hiking maps are available at the Cannon Beach Chamber of
Commerce, (503) 436-2623.
Saddle Mountain - 2 hours up and 1.5 hours hiking down.
Hiking boots are recommended. Wild flowers abound. Usually open
March to December. Travel to Saddle Mountain, the highest peak
in the Northern Coast Range, by taking Hwy. 26 East to mile
post 10. It is a seven mile drive from Hwy. 26 to Saddle
Mountain trail. Not advised for small children. A fairly
Ecola Park to Indian Beach trail - A nice 2 mile hike
from the parking lot of Ecola Park, provides open views of the
ocean, off-shore rocks, myriads of birds and occasional sea
lions. Allow 45 minutes to an hour each way. Indian Beach is
the start of the Tillamook Head trail.
Tillamook Head trail - 6 miles each way, beginning at
either Seaside or Indian beach. Highest point along the trail
is 1,200 feet. Allow 3 hours each way. Usually open all year.
The Tillamook Head trail traverses a cape jutting out into the
sea between Seaside and Cannon Beach near Ecola State park. A
short day-trip starts at Indian Beach and is two miles.
Short Sands Beach - From the north, this 30 minute hike
begins about ten miles south of Cannon Beach. There are three
parking lots. Best to take the one on the east side of Hwy.
101. It takes hikers into a rain forest along a creek that
finally empties into the ocean.
Cape Falcon trail - 2 miles each way. Highest point 300
feet. Allow 90 minutes each way. Usually open all year. Travel
to the Cape Falcon trail by taking Hwy. 101 south to Oswald
West State Park. Park at the first parking lot on the west side
of the highway. A gradual hike with ocean vistas. Take a picnic
lunch and enjoy a magnificent view at the top.
Arch Cape - (connecting to the Cape Falcon trail)
Beginning at Arch Cape on the Old Mill Road, a swinging bridge
crosses Arch Cape Creek. At this point, you enter Oswald West
State Park and a five mile stretch to Cape Falcon treats the
hiker to lush coastal rain forest.
Neahkahnie Mountain trail - One mile each way. High point along
the trail is 1,631 feet. Allow 90 minutes for each way. Usually
open all year. Travel to Neahkanie Mountain trail by Hwy. 101
south to point 2.6 miles south of the Short Sands parking area.
The views are spectacular! Highly recommended.
Cape Lookout Trail - 2.5 miles one way. High point 830 feet.
Allow 90 minutes each way. Open all year. Travel to Cascade
Head trail by taking Hwy. 101 south to the Three Rock road just
north of Salmon river in Tillamook county. Stop at the
Tillamook visitors center next to the Tillamook Cheese Factory
for more information and directions.
289 N. Spruce
Cannon Beach, OR 97110
P.O. Box 398
Cannon Beach, OR 97110
Phone and Fax:
Toll Free: 800.745.1546
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