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We hiked to the Heceta Head Lighthouse via the Hobbit trail, which offer some spectacular views... read more

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Bend, Oregon
Attractive lighthouse and views

Heceta Head Lighthouse is on a really pretty area of the coast. When you get there you can park... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robert S
Lawrence, Kansas
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92072 Highway 101, Florence, OR 97439-8234
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All reviews light house bed and breakfast keeper's house parking lot oregon coast parking fee half mile walk fresnel lens short hike up hill beautiful view walk up a small gift shop beach area nice hike great history parking area
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Reviewed yesterday

We hiked to the Heceta Head Lighthouse via the Hobbit trail, which offer some spectacular views. Of course it is easier to reach the lighthouse via the park, but it is well worthwhile to hike 50-100 meters up the Hobbit trail from the lighthouse to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Oskarduck
Reviewed 2 days ago

Heceta Head Lighthouse is on a really pretty area of the coast. When you get there you can park, and then you have a little bit of a pretty hike up to the lighthouse. There are places to stop and relax. When you arrive you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s an uphill hike to the lighthouse. Once at the top you are able to see the keepers houses and the lighthouse itself. The guides are friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed a short movie and pictures showing the lighthouses history. It’s location is beautiful. Make...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RED945
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place. we parked at the state park near the bridge and then walked the trail to the lighthouse. It is great to see after all the restoration work.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After tide pooling with friends we made the short hike up the lighthouse. There were several vantage points and each one had a detailed informational plaque. The views were amazing. Definitely worth the short trip up.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank dawnlee86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a lovely 1/2-mile walk up a fairly steep path to the lighthouse for stunning views, and check out the information placards along the way to learn about what life as a lighthouse keeper was like. Very cool! Try to get there between 11-2 (winter...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jill Z
Reviewed December 14, 2018

A short drive off the coast highway, a modest parking lot probably fills in summertime. There is a fee to park, $5 at the time of our visit. A small beach in front of it, a wide path at the north end gently slopes up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bwanderer1
Reviewed December 6, 2018

Really lovely place to enjoy the ocean, views, tide pools, and beach. If you wish to see the tide pools, make sure you look at the tide reports and go as close to low tide as possible. The walk up to the light house is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peeteega
Reviewed November 24, 2018

I have a couple pictures of this beautiful lighthouse, love what they stand for, and if I don't get to it, I will ALWAYS look and wait for that "BLINK" when watching from Heceta Beach and Driftwood Shores area. Count slowly,,,, I get to 9...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Craig and Shirl... T
Reviewed November 24, 2018

I liked the hike to see the Heceta Head Lighthouse. We walked by a Bed and Breakfast. Once at the top, we found the beautiful lighthouse and three homes. One of the home was in connection with the lighthouse. Behind the Heceta Head Lighthouse, there...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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August 27, 2018|
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Response from MarianReader | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Heceta Head is not a working lighthouse.
May 18, 2018|
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Response from NikkiN777 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe the trail is always open. It is a fair hike up there. The trail isn't really steep, but it does ascend about 1/2 mile in a fairly short distance. The view is well worth it, though, if you can handle the... More
Andrea H
January 8, 2018|
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Response from terryh774 | Reviewed this property |
I would expect not but the views and sounds of the ocean should be enough to keep you engaged.