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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
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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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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 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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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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Seaside
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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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Coupeville, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We hiked about three,to four miles into this trail between Seaside and Cannon Beach. There is serious climbing on switchbacks. No equipment needed but walking sticks are a real help on the downhills. It can be muddy. We were in our early 60's when we hiked this, and it was a good workout. We had hoped to get to Cannon... More

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Longview, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

we hike regularly and have always wanted to do this hike. trail is in terrible condition, poorly maintained , not well marked.

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nyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

trail was muddy but good views and well worth it ends at indian beach which was beautiful. bring food and lots of water

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