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Oswald West State Park

Cannon Beach, OR 97130
+1 800-551-6949
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Short walk tthrough rainforest to beautiful beach

There is a short walk to the beach from the parking spot off 101 - it is well worth the effort with... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Bengii
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Dublin, Ireland
Lovely!

We weren't really lucky with the weather, but nothing can take away beauty of this place! Cant even... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
margusea_zvezda
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Chicago, Illinois
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Scenic state park encompassing nearly 2,500 acres of mostly undeveloped land, which is ideal for a variety of outdoor recreation including surfing, kayaking, bird watching, hiking and camping.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“cape falcon” (23 reviews)
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Cannon Beach, OR 97130
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"short sands beach"
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"cape falcon"
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"old growth forest"
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"short hike"
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"falcon point"
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"easy hike"
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"oregon coast"
in 34 reviews
"forest trails"
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"enjoyable walk"
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"picnic tables"
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"off the highway"
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"great place to hike"
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"half mile"
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"state park"
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"beautiful hike"
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"well worth the effort"
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"mile trail"
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Reviewed May 28, 2017

There is a short walk to the beach from the parking spot off 101 - it is well worth the effort with wonderful trees, streams and wildlife all ending in a sheltered beach with excellent views and easy surfing. The area and paths are looked...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2017

We weren't really lucky with the weather, but nothing can take away beauty of this place! Cant even imagine this beach on a hot summer day... (it was a bit too windy to my taste). Super nice and easy hike, breathtaking views, definitely recommend to...More

1  Thank margusea_zvezda
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Reviewed April 23, 2017

Checked out this beach taking the 'short sand trail from the parking lot' but just about got blown away by strong winds and rain. Still neat to check it out. Hope to return when the weather is more cooperative.

1  Thank Gloria L
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

We did various trails in the park but by far our favourite was the one down to a secluded bay. The trails are well managed and easy to hike. Such a beautiful hike through the forest and then the opportunity of walking along the secluded...More

Thank lisawhistler
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Reviewed April 9, 2017

Oswald West Park was probably my favorite with the nice walk down from Hwy 101 through the beautiful rain forest. The beach with all the rocks and tide pools with the tide out was fun to explore. We walked probably a half mile north and...More

1  Thank Deb66Spokane_WA
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

Cape Falcon Trail is 6 miles round trip. Views from the end point are spectacular. Moderate hike, through old growth and varied terrain - none too challenging. An alternate half-mile route ends at Short Sands Beach - a great beginner surfing beach with picnic tables...More

Thank Nancy W
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

This is an enjoyable walk from the larger parking lot on the east side of 101. Just go to the north end of the lot and find the trail that goes under the highway bridge. Just a half mile along rush Short Sand Creek brings...More

1  Thank Marie N
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Reviewed February 28, 2017

This is an excellent option if you're looking to get away into the woods for a few hours. This State Park is just a few minutes south of Cannon Beach, so it is convenient to town. However when you enter it is a completely different...More

Thank NickABQ
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Reviewed February 18, 2017

What a lovely place to go for short hikes! It was raining when I was there but that made it almost more beautiful!

Thank Yoka E
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Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this park on our visit to Cannon Beach. So glad we did as it was absolutely breathtaking! Both my husband and I teared up when we arrived at the end of the trail where the forest meets the ocean because it was...More

1  Thank Tasheena E
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MrNjorl
May 31, 2016|
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Response from Cougar11 | Reviewed this property |
In dry conditions a good athletic shoe should be fine; if wet, I would recommend hiking boots. Also dress in layers as temps vary along the trails and be sure to bring drinking water for each hiker.
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Lindsay C
May 22, 2016|
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Response from Cougar11 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a wide asphalt gradual pathway that goes to the beach. You access this trail from the parking lot on the east side of 101
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Guitar07
December 21, 2015|
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Response from detaildiva | Reviewed this property |
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
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