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Tillamook Head Traverse Hike

Indian Beach Trailhead, Seaside, OR
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Seaside
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We hiked part of the way looking for the overlook to see the ocean but never found it so we turned back. It was rainy and muddy, not a pleasant day to hike outside.

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I loved this hike. It is strenuous, suuuuuper muddy and awesome. I took my 7, 9 and 15 year old sons and it was great. My kids are good hikers though, and I probably wouldn't advise this for most younger kids. It's been a couple years, but we went during a lengthy hot/dry spell in August and the trail was... More

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Plano, Texas
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106 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

What a contrast in a delightful way to the really really cheesy tacky east coast tourist grabs of seaside. You need good boots a camera and eyes wide open to real beauty you will really enjoy this

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Unbelievable! But be prepared for an uphill hike until you get to the top....and yes, can be slippery--good traction soles and don't forget the camera. Spend the day at Indian beach or continue on to the next section of trail which takes you down to Crescent Beach.....

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Portland metro area
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Hiked after a night of rain, beautiful but also very slippery. Be sure to wear shoes with really good traction and bring a walking stick. And a camera.

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

Tillamook Head Trail is a 6.5 - 7 mile (one way) hike high above the shoreline between Indian Beach and Seaside, Oregon. It promises to be an experience for both new and experienced hikers. Hikers can catch the trailhead at either end but parking cars at both ends or arranging for a shuttle or pick-up at the end will be... More

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Seaside, Oregon
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This hike isn't your typical paved, flat, redwoods forest hike. For that, go to California. If you really want to experience a rainforest hike, this hike has it all. This year is possibly even muddier than usual so wear well broken in hiking boots that you don't mind having to hose down afterward. I typically hike this trail south to... More

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Silverdale, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The trail from Ecola State Park north to Seaside has the most amazing views, but after rain, parts of it were muddy and slippery, with a tree across one section making crossing very risky for "older" folk. Indian Beach is beautiful as are the the views from all viewpoints along the trail.

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Sitka, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I liked the big tall trees the shade from the sun, though, oddly there were some child's clothes strangely on the path I didn't like that

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

About 3 miles, and not very strenuous except at a couple of points, and always muddy except at the very height of summer, this hike takes you from one end of Tillamook Head to the other, ending either at a small park (Seaside end), or Ecola Park (Canon Beach end). There's a sheltering shack about midway which is a nice... More

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