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Oswald West State Park

341 Reviews

Oswald West State Park

341 Reviews
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Northern Oregon Coast Day Trip
$120.00 per adult
Oregon Coast Tour from Portland
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Along the Northern Oregon Coast, you will find old-growth forests, pristine beaches, majestic capes and stunning views. Wander in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark as you explore the beach and majestic Haystack Rock. Have lunch in Cannon Beach and browse in the many quaint stores and shops. Pass through a preserved old-growth forest on the way to Ecola state park and hike out to view the sea lions and seabirds.
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Wsurf3 wrote a review Sep 2020
Poulsbo, Washington41 contributions11 helpful votes
As a group of hikers in our upper 60's, we found Cape Falcon a true gem. The trail is well maintained, and you hike mostly in the shade of wonderful pine trees. The trail does have many large roots that are a bit tedious to navigate at times. The elevation gain is only 640' and the 4.6 mile out & back distance was just right. We had a blue sky day with some fog clinging to the windward side of the cape. The wind was blowing 20 knots at the tip. The views were amazing...take the left, or southern trail for the better views, and don't get too close to the edge of the cliff. We did run into some Nehalem Bay rescue personnel that were headed out to get someone who ventured too close and was stuck clinging the the cliff. I've visited Oswald Park several times over the last 30 yrs, but this was my first venture to Cape Falcon...I'll be going back...it's spectacular.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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MstrViolinist wrote a review Aug 2020
Seattle, Washington304 contributions42 helpful votes
Got there before 9:30am and the parking lot was less than half full. Fully packed when we left around noon. Only a handful of surfers on the beach. Compared to other parks in the area this one is probably less crowded, but there were a lot of people and dogs later in the morning. I took the trail out to Cape Falcon. Not too difficult, but I've done lots of hikes around Washington. Some muddy spots and narrow parts, but managed about an hour each way (2.3 miles). But the view from Cape Falcon is amazing! Watched seals playing at the pools below with pelicans and other sea birds flying around. Must see spot if it's your first time on the Oregon Coast like me!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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PattyR2012 wrote a review Jul 2020
Redmond, Washington26 contributions11 helpful votes
If you haven't seen PNW old growth forest before, this is a great introduction. Easy walk down to a spectacular beach area. Wear a mask! It can become crowded. Best to go during the week. There are other trails that we didn't have time to try, but will another time. They don't go to the beach, but apparently have wonderful vistas.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Karen W wrote a review Jun 2020
Atlanta, Georgia25 contributions8 helpful votes
From the beautiful walk through old growth forest over to the cove/shore, just a beautiful experience. Well maintained foot paths. A stunning view from multiple vantages in the cove where one large creek and several smaller ones empty into the cove. Great for small children to play in the creek and surf without being pounded by waves. Even a waterfall. Probably the favorite park we visited and we did several. You won't be disappointed.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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LuizVale wrote a review May 2020
Goiania, GO154 contributions10 helpful votes
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This park is absolutely beautiful. It’s probably one of the most incredible places I’ve ever been to.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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