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Ten Great Oregon Coast Hikes
Published: 02/21/2014  Updated: 06/17/2015
 
Photo by Gary Hayes
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With a stunning 363-mile shoreline, Oregon has a variety of drive and hike destinations for any coastal explorer.

The Pacific Northwest coast offers seemingly limitless opportunities for the passionate hiker. The majestic Oregon coast is a hiker's paradise. With some of the most striking forest-meets-the-sea landscapes in the world, you simply can't be disappointed when you venture out for a coastal trek.

Here are ten of our favorite Oregon coast hikes, listed from north to south.

The Tillamook Head Trail is located between Seaside and Cannon Beach. Situated in Oswald West State Park, Cape Falcon is south of Cannon Beach. Cape Lookout is the central headland of the Three Capes Scenic Route. Four miles north of Lincoln City, Cascade head has a rare headland meadow ecosystem protected by the Natures Conservancy. St. Perpetua Trail #1306 ascends to the top of Cape Perpetua south of Yachats. Heceta Head to Carl G. Washburne State Park,trailhead is located at the Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint. The John Dellenback Dunes Trail #1339 is situated 10 miles south of Reedsport. Cape Arago trail is 15 miles southwest of Coos Bay. One of Oregon's tallest headlands, Humbug Mountain is opposite Humbug State Park, six miles south of Port Orford. Samuel Boardman State Scenic Corridor traverses a rocky coastline about eight miles north of Brookings. - By Jenna Boyle

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