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Tillamook Head Traverse Hike

Indian Beach Trailhead, Seaside, OR
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Pretty gnarly trail

I was running this trail and approached it from the north from Seaside. The trail was in a lot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Adam W
Abbotsford, Canada
wonderful place,

A wonderful hike with breathtaking views. Easy to walk. We did enjoy very much. You should not miss... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Munich, Germany
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Indian Beach Trailhead, Seaside, OR
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was running this trail and approached it from the north from Seaside. The trail was in a lot rougher shape than I anticipated. Gnarly roots and many places filled with mud with no drainage. It's a good grade and heavily treed for a good...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful hike with breathtaking views. Easy to walk. We did enjoy very much. You should not miss it

Thank AStehle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked the Clatsop Loop from Indian Beach, south of Seaside. The hike took us just under two hours, taking our time to take in all of the views. We recommend going up on the Eastern trail that follows the gravel path, and going down...More

Thank chadnehring
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Closed due to downed trees 3/8/17. We have hiked this from the Seaside side until a slide closed it last time. Steep at points and muddy as you would expect but easy to follow. We will try again in the summer.

Thank JimSei
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We had a great hike on a beautiful March day, the weather had cleared which helped dry the trail out a bit. It had been a rainy week so it was a bit sloppy but still doable and enjoyable. The views more very nice and...More

1  Thank Deborah316
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful area even when the wind is blowing 40 knots and the rain is just a continuous downpour. We're going back in a few months, will update then as well as post some pics!

Thank Erinn B
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Definitely bring your hiking boots and waterproof gear for our NW weather. This trail is rated as moderate (by experts). We (2 adults -+ 2 kids) parked and launched from Southern Seaside - made it about a mile through rocky and puddled terrain (approx 750...More

Thank Cameron B
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The scenery is so incredibly beautiful along the Oregon coast, this is just a small sample of what you will see starting in Astoria all the way down Hwy 101. We had overcast skies on the day we were there, but still managed to get...More

Thank ThomasCody
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I set out on the solo hike with very little information about distances. I knew it had a good climb. It was a rainy misty weekday and I only saw two groups of hikers. Since I was not sure of distances and I was by...More

1  Thank Jana W
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This hike is not for the feint of heart! It is in one of the prettiest parks in Oregon. So worth the drive, but go on a sunny day. It is at the end of a long winding road and can be scary in the...More

2  Thank IdahoSue
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Does the hike starting at indian beach trailhead have good beach views -or is it mostly treed? we did the 3 mile clatsop Loop recently and really didnt enjoy it -you are in the trees all but a few view spots. we have done the 1.5 miles from ecola to indian beach and that seemed to have much more beach views if i remembering correctly.
4 July 2016|
Response from Eric C | Reviewed this property |
Definitely with wonderful beach and ocean views!
Monica S
We are staying at Seaside. Is there transportation from Seaside to Indian Beach so we can start our hike at Indian Beach and end at Seaside 4 hours later? Is the hike pretty flat?
22 October 2015|
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Response from J R | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any public transportation between Seaside and Cannon Beach. That's not to say that it doesn't exist. However, the state park road from the park entrance to Indian Beach trail head would be a long walk, even if... More
Monica S
I would like to do a short hike at Seaside. So if I start at Seaside and hike for an hour or so (one way) will I be able to see beautiful sceneries? Is it a strenuous hike from Seaside?
30 August 2015|
Response from J R | Reviewed this property |
It takes at least 40 minutes just to hike from the Turnaround at Seaside to the Tillamook Trailhead. You'd be better off driving to the Indian Beach trailhead and hiking from there.