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Hobbit Trail

Address: 93111 Highway 101 North, Florence, OR
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Ranked #9 of 28 things to do in Florence
Type: Hiking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Type: Hiking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Boise
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Nice walk, but the name makes no sense. It has no resemblence to what I would consider a "Hobbit Trail." We paid $10 to park and walk in a huge 3 mile circle. It was a lovely 3 miiles, but the scenery wasn't much to look at. For Oregon we were surprised not to see more greenery and wildlife as... More 

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Roseburg, oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Located just a mile and a half from the Heceta Lighthouse is the trail head on HWY 101. To the right is the short hike (1/4 mile) to Hobbit Beach and miles of shoreline to the north. Undisturbed beauty at low tide - we even found an intact sand dollar! Go in the morning after the fog lifts for a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

You need to save some energy for the walk back up the Hobbit trail. A moderately difficult 1/2 mile if you are not getting your regular exercise.

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Los Angeles, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Not having been on the Hobbit Trail for decades when I used to visit friends in Eugene, it was such a pleasant surprise to revisit it, and remember my first times there. This is a charming, picturesque trail, worth the find, worth the steep hike, and so worth the feeling of being in a Tolkien novel, then enjoying the beach,... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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duvall
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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