Birding · Geological Significance · Views · Wildlife
Lots of educational signs and a paved path make this hike great for families.
A Siuslaw National Forest Pass, Northwest Forest Pass, or an Interagency National Park Pass is required.
Need to Know
Accessibility: moderate to most difficult. Wheelchair accessible to lower overlook. Restrooms available. People can use the cash-only self-service fee tube for single-day-recreation pass purchases. Cellular reception is limited.
This paved National Recreation Trail hugs the coastline offering views of crashing waters, volcanic terraced tidepools and wind sculpted spruce. A wild place to see the winter surf as it explodes onto the terraces of volcanic rock. Don't get too close to the edge; each wave hits the rocks differently and you don't want to get soaked. Always use caution on the beach and at the tidepools.
Flora & Fauna
There are plenty of plants and other greenery along this trail. There are lots of birds and you may even see whales out in the water.