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Photo of Ecola State Park from a Top-Rated Oregon Coast Hike.


The Top 3 Oregon Coast Hikes

On any Oregon Coast vacation, you no doubt want to get your money’s worth. Though the allure of lounging inside your luxurious oceanside Oregon rental and taking advantage of all the spectacular amenities seems tempting, the finest memories you’ll take away will come from the adventures you’ll relish outside of your room. The natural forests and oceanfront beaches make Oregon a unique outdoor paradise fit to explore on foot. Here are our picks for the three best hikes in Gearhart, Oregon!

Gearhart Ridge Path

Just a short walk from our rentals in Gearhart, Oregon, is the Gearhart Ridge Path. The trail acts as a sample platter of Gearhart and begins near City Hall. Also known as the “Ridge Path,” this trail brings you parallel to Cottage Street, where you can get a better feel of coastal living from a local’s perspective. If you elect to, you can continue on a loop that will take you around the town, bringing you to sights such as the Necanium Estuary and Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, as well as views of neighboring Gearhart, Oregon, hotels. The three-mile hike explores many aspects of Gearhart itself. 

Ecola State Park to Indian Beach Trail

A short drive down the coast from our seaside hotel in Gearhart, Oregon, will take you to Ecola State Park (and the Indian Beach Trail). This moderate two-mile hike takes you from the state park’s parking lot along the oceanfront to Indian Beach. Open to views of the ocean and off-shore rocks, there will be no shortage of wildlife viewing opportunities on your trek. Remember to bring a pair of binoculars and a camera because Cannon Beach’s Haystack Rock remains one of Oregon’s most breathtaking attractions.

Youngs River Falls

The most inland trail on this list takes you to yet another nearby state park. Youngs River Falls is a family-friendly, easy-going path that is fit for all ages and levels of hiking experience. Though the hike checks in at under a half-mile, it will be well worth it when you’re rewarded by a scenic 50-foot waterfall at the trail’s end. If it looks familiar, you may have seen it before in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 and Free Willy 2

In the Heart of Gearhart, OR

Photo of a Gearhart Accommodation, Minutes Away from Countless Oregon Coast Hikes.

Our Oregon Coast beach rentals will put you within striking distance of incredible natural landmarks such as Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, and an abundance of state parks. But If you want to explore the Oregon landscape further, then a hike is a perfect option. Be right in the middle of the action here at Gearhart by the Sea. What better way to recoup and relax after a long day hiking than retreating to your comfortable accommodations and going for a swim at our pool or enjoying a fine meal at McMenamins Sand Trap Bar & Grill? Make sure to contact us and pack some comfortable hiking shoes when you book your stay today!

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