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Hobbit Trail

93111 Highway 101 North, Florence, OR
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in Florence
Type: Hiking Trails
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We had intended to just do the Hobbit Trail but couldn't find the trailhead. It was not well marked and is actually at a parking area on the other side of Hwy 101. We ended up going on to the Heceta Lighthouse and did the 1.4 mile hike that connected to the .5 mile Hobbit Trail. Both were really enjoyable.... More

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Short but fairly steep half mile trail from Highway 101 to a beautiful beach with rocky poit on which Light house sits on far side. Exposed rocks at low tide have small tide pools.

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Burlington, VT, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Love how this trail takes you through a rain forest like trail and dumps you right onto the beach. The beach was awesome and hardly anyone was there.

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Mercer Island, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Every kid should love this trail. Beautiful gnarled trees. Flitered sunshine. Moss. Just a gorgeous hike, modest effort at most, leading to an isolated beach with gentle surf, pristine sand, and the occasional sand dollar.

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Virgin, Utah
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

For children, this would probably be a fun little hike to the beach meandering through a few short sections of dark, brush canopied tunnels. For adults, skip it unless you've never walked through old growth forest or just want access to the beach. The Hobbit trail itself isn't as fun as the name suggests. Parking for the trail is very... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Beautiful trail to the beach. Very long and some steep areas so if you have older people with mobility problems you may want to skip it. Don't forget your water!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Take the time to do this short hike to the beach. The twisted trees are something to see. You end at a beautiful beach to relax on. Very well worth it.

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San Diego, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

On 101, just north of the Heceta Head Lighthouse, Hobbit Trail is only one-half mile long but it conjures up all sorts of images. Children of all ages are able to travel to other mystical places! The small parking area for the trail-head is located on the west side of 101. Please avoid u turns on 101 by simply traveling... More

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Veneta, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This trail is called the Hobbit Trail because the canopy makes it feel a bit a tunnel with wonderful air and occasional snap shot views of the upcoming treat of a beach. Often a bit windy once there.. find shelter beside a rock from the wind if it is windy and enjoy a wonderful day at the beach.

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Heard a lot about this trail and was eager to see it. The trail head parking area is on the east side of 101 but the actual trailhead is on the west side of the highway so you have to cross 101. The parking area is small and often full so parking can be a problem. The Hobbit trail is... More

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