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Hobbit Trail

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93111 Highway 101, Florence, OR 97439-8235
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2 day Tour from Eugene to the Oregon Coast
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Explore the beautiful Oregon Coast! We will spend time in the towns of Depot Bay, Newport, and Florence, while visiting some of the most beautiful spots and amazing attractions along the Central Oregon Coast on this 2-day/1-night Oregon Coastal Tour.
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TravelingMerm wrote a review Sep 19
Monrovia, California989 contributions50 helpful votes
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This is probably one of my fave trails I’ve ever hiked! It was magical and whimsical, with rewarding views around every corner! Not to mention it’s a great workout! There are several options...you can just do the Hobbit Beach Trail itself which is about 1/2 mile long...I can’t speak to the parking area or entrance for this one though bc I came from the lighthouse. Which brings me to the other option...you can hike to this beach from the Heceta Head Lighthouse as well (see my review for the lighthouse for more info and pics)...or hike to the lighthouse from here. If you do that, it’s 2 miles (one way - so 4 miles there and back). On the 2 mile hike, you’ll gain just over 1,000 feet in elevation and you’ll traverse steep steps and hills and climb over rocks and roots so be aware! But it’s soooo worth it! It’s incredible! And there’s lots of benches to rest on along the trail. But getting closer to the beach, it turns more ethereal, with moss dripping from giant, crooked and curvy tree trunks and branches and then the ground becomes sandy and the path narrows. You know you’re close when you hear the waves and enter the “crab boneyard”!! Suddenly there are the remains of hundreds of thousands of crabs littered along the walls and floor of the trail! I have NO idea how they got there and couldn’t find anything about it online lol...I dunno if people are putting them there or seals maybe? Or extremely high tides? A true mystery! The beach itself stretches on for miles and miles with cliffs behind it and it’s beautiful...plenty of room for ample social distancing and room to run and frolic!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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TSA wrote a review Aug 2020
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Make sure you do the entire stretch of the trail! It truly is magical. From the views to the trees and not to mention the coastline, it is absolutely breathtaking! So glad there were a few benches along the way and pop outs for perfect pictures. A must do!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Al LePage wrote a review Feb 2020
Eugene, Oregon18 contributions10 helpful votes
The Hobbit Trail technically takes you quickly down to the beach, with views south of Heceta Head, and north of the endless beach! Where the trailhead exists off Highway 101 on the west side (pullout on east side of road) you can also turn south (versus going west to the beach) to hike up Heceta Head to arrive at the lighthouse there, too! AND . . . another trail, the "Valley Trail" goes inland from the pullout here to the east and north, through forest to eventually reach the campground of Carl Washburne State Park in about 1.5 miles. Be sure to hike the "China Creek Loop Trail," too, it's a gem of rushing creek waters and three bridges, a few big trees, in a forested area, with varied terrain, a wonderful experience! One can essentially walk the Valley Trail north to the campground, then cross Highway 101 west to get to the beach, walk south on the beach (with a quick wade across the small creek) and usually get all the way, about 1-1.5 miles to access point "93" . . . clearly signed, which is the inland access to the Hobbit Trail itself, and in a relatively short distance . . . you're back to where you started! If you include the China Creek Loop, then you've gone about 4 miles all together, through forest, along a creek and then down the beach! What a great 2-3 hour experience! You could also add a few more miles, just before reaching you car at the trailhead pullout, by heading south to get to the lighthouse, too! That way, it's a full day experience!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Diane B wrote a review Jan 2020
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This is a wonderful, not too hard hike. I saw very few people on the trail, even in the height of summer on a beautiful day. The views are magnificent.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Karen L wrote a review Nov 2019
Bend, Oregon30 contributions20 helpful votes
This is a beautiful trail and well maintained. Hike Oregon rated this as “easy to moderate”. I would review it as moderate. We were surprised about the last downhill section to the lighthouse, which meant we had to hike out! The trail was not at all busy and parking was easy. We will definitely do it again but maybe do the Heceta head portion first and the Hobbit Beach last. All in all, it is as reviewed. It took about 2 hours but we spent at least 45 minutes at Hobbit Beach. Great secluded area! I do recommend this hike for most while visiting Florence! Oh yes, the roots are plentiful but no big problem. Note, we are senior citizens!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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