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Oswald West State Park

Cannon Beach, OR 97130
+1 800-551-6949
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Great stop!

Great beach with great views! A must see when at cannon beach, it it surrounded by huge tall wind... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
Gig Harbor, Washington
Some of the nicest woods on the coast

Again I love this place, just all the crowds that have taken over the Oregon coast with their... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
tom s
Duvall, Washington
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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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Cannon Beach, OR 97130
+1 800-551-6949
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Great beach with great views! A must see when at cannon beach, it it surrounded by huge tall wind blown trees! And is fun to collect small shells and agates! Have fun! It's windy so bring a kite. And a picnic to enjoy the view!

Thank Busym0m1234
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Again I love this place, just all the crowds that have taken over the Oregon coast with their enormous family's that leave garbage everywhere, have made it difficult to enjoy it as much as once we did.

Thank tom s
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Short hike from the road, excellent scenery, plenty of surfers to watch. Lots of steps, no difficult elevation changes.

Thank Tableofseven
Reviewed 24 July 2016

New stop for us, showing some folks from out of town. locals were helpful with finding the hiking paths.. beautiful views. muddy and slippery trail even at this time of year. But a lovely time.

Thank mynameisD
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We love to come here for the beautiful short hike down to Short Sand beach/cove to watch the surfers! There are even a couple caves and a little waterfall at the far end of the beach.

Thank AshleyMT
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This trail is easy to miss if you are not watching the little, wooden signs along the road. Each trail has a wooden sign that is marked with a name, but you must go slowly enough to read them or you'll miss it. This is...More

Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed 13 July 2016

You drive through the park on your way south from Cannon Beach but there aren't really any major view points from the road so you will have to walk.

Thank Nav1go
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This hike was the highlight of our trip! It's a short, easy hike through beautiful forest that opens up to a gorgeous beach with cliffs covered in trees on both sides. There were lots of surfers on the beach which was fun to watch! We...More

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We were again blessed with good weather for our 6 mile hike from US 101 through a lush green coastal rain forest to the tip of Cape Falcon. Sword ferns, wild black berries, mature spruce, flowers and innumerable other indigenous plants compete for space and...More

2  Thank James G. J
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This was our second visit, and it was every bit as wonderful as we'd remembered. The walk down to the beach is short enough that you can bring chairs, food, and some good books, without getting worn out - if that's what you want to...More

Thank computo
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Will we need our hiking boots for the trails in Oswald, or will sturdy shoes/sneakers be sufficient? Thanks
31 May 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.
Lindsay C
Is there a paved bike path through this park that we could take a bike ride on with our kids?
22 May 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
I don't have a car. What's the cheapest public transportation from Portland to oswald west park?
21 December 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