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All reviews short sands beach cape falcon old growth forest short hike falcon point suspension bridge easy hike oregon coast huge trees parking lot off the highway beautiful hike half mile state park nice walk hiking trails north side
We walked the short trail with our adult kids and 2 & 4 yr old grandkids. It was a gorgeous trail and the views once we reached the beach were spectacular. My husband & I felt so blessed to enjoy this trip, The Oregon Coast...More
Between multiple hikes, a wonderful short walk through some woods to the beach and spectacular views just south there is not much else you could ask for in a state park! The only downside is some overcrowding EVERY WEEKEND between June and early October. I...More
Great parking, a beautiful and varied walk, and a lovely beach. Watch the tide tables! We arrived early enough to see it all, but because it is a "short" beach, by the time we made our second loop, the tide had cut our route very...More
This is such a change from the beaches in CA. You park in what seems the middle of a forest along the highway and then walk (not difficult, but not real handicap friendly) through an ancient forest. Lots of huge trees and a stream, very...More
We stopped at a few viewpoints as we drove through the park and we walked to Short Sands Beach (Smugglers Cove) which was absolutely beautiful! So cool to hike .5 miles through a lush forest and end up at a beautiful beach. I would highly...More
What a gorgeous beach. Starting with the hike down the trail, along the creek, and through the forest. Eventually, opening up to a gorgeous cove. Nice, wide beach. Cold water, as always. Everyone is super cool. One of my faves. Don't miss the waterfall at...More
The best part of Oswald West State Park isn't visible without a commitment to a hike. For a beautiful and moderately easy short hike through heavy forest vegetation, take the Cape Falcon Trail down to Short Sands Beach (highly recommended). Or you can take the...More
We headed down the trail toward the beach but then took the old growth trail to the creek. Wonderful walk through old growth forest. The beach was great too. Ended up making a loop. Don’t miss this easy hike. Got some gorgeous pictures. Even better...More
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Just google transportation from Portland to Cannon Beach. There are some bus lines that go there regularly. Once there you would still need to get to the park, ( 15 -20 min. down the coast ). The Cannon Beach Chamber might... More
Just google transportation from Portland to Cannon Beach. There are some bus lines that go there regularly. Once there you would still need to get to the park, ( 15 -20 min. down the coast ). The Cannon Beach Chamber might have info on that.