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Cape Falcon Trail

 4.0 (16)

Length


2.1 Miles 3.4 Kilometers


328' 100 m

Ascent

-216' -66 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (12°)

235' 72 m

High

106' 32 m

Low

Shared By Susan Whitley

Conditions


Minor Issues 1 day ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud - Very slick in places and lots of exposed roots, some loose. History

Getting forecast...

An out-and-back to a picturesque overlook.

Susan Whitley

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Need to Know

This trail is 2.2 miles each way for 4.4 miles out-and-back. Much of this trail is muddy for most of the year with lots of tall exposed roots.

Description

From the Cape Falcon Trailhead (parking lot on the west side of Hwy 101), the trail is mostly dry with gentle inclines for the first mile. At around 0.75-mile mark, the intersection with the Short Sands Beach Trail is well marked, and you'll take a right to continue on to the Cape.

From this point on, the trail becomes muddier and has many long sections that require careful footing due to the mud and exposed tree roots. At 1.5 miles, you can see glimpses of the ocean and a great view down to Short Sands Beach. Just after mile 2, take a left at the unmarked fork (go right and you'll find yourself on the Oregon Coast Trail). The last 0.25 miles cuts through dense brush but opens up into a spectacular view (and very steep drop off) to the Pacific Ocean. There are three creek crossings—all have bridges—for your dog friends to lay down in if they are hot.

Flora & Fauna

Old growth forest.

Contacts

Land Manager: Oregon State Parks

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Check-Ins

Oct 21, 2018
Shannon R
Explored some of the offshoot trails a little ways. A super scenic and hidden spot thru narrow hedges. 4.9mi
Sep 3, 2018
Katie Baxter
Aug 31, 2018
John Scrivani
4.8mi
Jul 30, 2018
Erick Mandt
Sep 22, 2017
Mindy Hardwick
Great views! 4.3mi
Aug 11, 2017
Sebastian Rown
Definitely do it on a sunny day, or you won't get the view. 8.6mi
Jul 13, 2017
Jen Duggin
Jul 11, 2017
Katie Rogers
GORGOUS hike. Heavily rooted trail, easy for experienced hikers

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