100 feet elevation gain
Moderate (to Cape Falcon)
5 miles round trip
300 feet elevation gain
Difficult (shuttle to Arch Cape)
8 miles one way
1200 feet elevation gain
Left: Smugglers Cove near Cape Falcon
For more than 12 miles, the Oregon Coast Trail traverses the old-growth rainforests and craggy capes of Oswald West State Park. Here are three options for day hikers: a short stroll to a secluded beach, a moderate hike to Cape Falcon’s vista, and an 8-mile trek through the forests to the community of Arch Cape.
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Oregon Coast Trail trekkers usually ...
This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range.