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Hobbit Trail

93111 Highway 101 North, Florence, OR
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Florence
Type: Hiking Trails
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We have been to Yachats/Florence yearly for many years and have never stopped to hike the Hobbit Trail. The directions we had weren't very clear, but did eventually find it. (If you are heading north on Highway 101, the parking area is exactly 1.0 mile from the first Heceta Head Lighthouse entrance after you cross over the bridge. The parking... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Back in the day, no one knew about this place except for Eugene people, and locals. The trail back then was so cool, it went down the steep slope, almost going up to 10 feet tall on the sides of the trail on both sides, made it almost getting dark under the coastal pines. The trail is much different now,... More

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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