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Sunny beach walk

We visited the hobbit trail on an ice sunny day when low tide was just beginning so we got full... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hiking the Hobbit Trail was a great experience and is a good hike for just about anyone.

Wooded trail with a reasonable terrain to navigate. Well maintained and clear of any obstructions... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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All reviews great hike secluded beach tree roots small parking area short hike oregon beaches mile marker heceta lighthouse fairly easy hike sand dollars great beach half mile tide pools heading north take your time parking lot is haceta head
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the hobbit trail on an ice sunny day when low tide was just beginning so we got full walk of this beautiful secluded beach. The trail is so quaint. Tiny little trails go off into the bushes that look so small they could...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank NanetteS
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wooded trail with a reasonable terrain to navigate. Well maintained and clear of any obstructions that had been removed. With all the recent rain, it was mostly mud free and not much standing water either.. I would recommend this hike for all ages and as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Portlamd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The parking lot, which is a pull off to the side of the road, for the trails is a little bit north of of the Heceta Head exit. The 1/2 mile trail to the secluded beach does really feel like one is in Hobbit land....More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Oskarduck
Reviewed January 1, 2019

There are two attractions: 1. The Hobbit Trail 2. The Hobbit Beach We had fun going down. The trees were quite different and we liked that. Going up was harder. Once at the beach, we saw fog. We decided to walk all over the beach....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Robby G C
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous 1/2 mile trail to a huge stretch of gorgeous coastline and nice little work out in the way back up!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CarlyJ35
Reviewed October 18, 2018

My wife and I (both in our sixties) stumbled on the near invisible parking area for this trail north of Florence. It is a small, too small, parking lot with a sign showing it is for the Hobbit Trail. Since most folks pass it at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank miniventures
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is a serious trail. I took it a few years ago to do some surf perch fishing. Coming back up I was thrilled that I did NOT catch anything. I swear my fishing rod weighed fifty pounds by the time I got back to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank dbonds404
Reviewed September 29, 2018

This was a fairly easy little hike that ends at the beach. From the beach you get a good view of the central Oregon coastline

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Randy A
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Short doable trail to secluded beach. Unique. Easy access. Read up on map or you could ride by the trailhead. At the trailhead one way goes to Hecta Head and the other to Hobbit. Well labeled.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TRFan
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Great fun mystical trail leading to the beach!!! Bit of a climb coming back but worth it!! Very small parking lot and signage not good so don’t miss it!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Tristany D
June 5, 2017|
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Response from travel4funwc | Reviewed this property |
About 1/2 mile maybe 3/4
May 27, 2016|
Response from 891shandap |
Mile marker 177
January 19, 2016|
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Response from AlaskansinOR | Reviewed this property |
This is not their habitat. Although you might encounter Frodo along the way.
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Oregon in under 14 days (12 Replies)
We are planning to visit Oregon next year in July. We are travelling from UK and have never been to Oregon before. It will be my husband and I and our 16 yr old daughter. So far we've made plans to see Portland for sure and the coast. We love beautiful scenery, easy hikes, coastal walks with views, beaches, wildlife etc. We will have maximum of 14 days, perhaps even slightly less. After some research I've earmarked places such as Ecola,State Park, Haystack Rock, Three Capes Scenic drive,...More
October 15, 2017|
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How are you entering/leaving the state? Flying into and out of Portland? Driving in from California or Washington? We need this information if we are to suggest viable itineraries. Some of the places you mentioned are easy fits. Some are curious. For example Hobbit Trail isn't anything special anymore. In fact, it's called Beach Trail now and connects the highway with what is now called Hobbit Beach. No hobbits have been seen for years. Towering over the trail and the beach, however, is...More