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“Nice Hike”

Tillamook Head Traverse Hike
Ranked #5 of 36 things to do in Seaside
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Tried this hike yesterday thinking it might be dryer since there has been little rain lately. It is pretty dry for the first two miles, then the mud starts. We turned back at 2.5 miles because we weren't wearing the right gear. Beautiful through the woods, very serene and not crowded.

3  Thank Woozster
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Very muddy year round. Harder hike they one would expect due to the mud and slop. Alot of fun. Not ideal for small kids or clumsey dogs.

5  Thank Konadog10
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

A friend and I did the full hike from Seaside, right into Cannon Beach. A fantastic way to start the day. We hiked the first portion of the trail until we got to the campsite. After checking out the old lighthouse viewpoint, we ran the rest of the trail into Cannon Beach. Definitely a good workout. Mit took us a little under 3 hours, so if you are not running at all, and are planning on stopping to see some of the scenery, count on about 5 hours for the full trail.

6  Thank Thundanutts
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

I have been hiking the Tillamook Head - Indian Beach trail for 20 years and always come away with feelings of awe. The towering, ancient hemlocks and superb views are unforgettable. Sadly, the trail has not been well maintained over the last 10 years, and parts of it are quickly eroding. In areas where there are switchbacks, hikers have carved out shortcuts from one level of the trail to another, causing significant bank degradation. Fences should be put up along these stretches and the trail shored up. Muddy areas (there are many of them) which used to be covered with surfaces of bound branches, are now muddier than ever, and hikers take wide detours around them, thereby treading down plants and impacting tree roots. While planks have been laid down over the swampy corridor in the highest stretch, there should perhaps be a discussion about draining this area - the path through it was mostly dry 20 years ago. Finally - what has happened to all the helpful signs? So many are missing. Repairing and maintaining the trail would be a good project for some local Boy Scout group.

12  Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Muddy but it's worth to walk among such a great forest. If you REALLY love hiking this is your trail. Not crowded, it's clean and quiet. The trail drives you through a wet forest, if you're lucky probably you'll walk among clouds which will make your experience almost mystical.
Advice: don't forget a second pair of shoes and (dry) socks. And water.

4  Thank Marchador
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