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Hiking Trails of the Oregon Coast

Yachats Hiking Trails

Yachats 804 Trail North

Length: 2m/3.2k - Difficulty: Easy and is Handicap Accessible - Other: Bike – check trailhead listing Fees: No fees
Description: This graveled trail begins at the Smelt Sands Wayside and going North connects to a 7-mile stretch of sandy beach. Trail provides great places for whale watching tide pooling, bird watching and hiking and are a part of the Oregon Coast Trail system.

Yachats 804 Trail South

Length: 1 mile /1.6k - Difficulty: Easy - Other: Bikes – check trailhead listing - Fees: No.
Description: Turning south (left) at the Smelt Sands Wayside the trail follows Ocean View Drive to the Yachats State Park located at the mouth of the Yachats River. Trail provides great places for whale watching tide pooling, bird watching and hiking.
Trails are part of the Oregon Coast Trail system.

Gerdemann Botanical Preserve’s Public Footpath

Located in north Yachats, a public footpath on this private property offers a magical walk along a small creek midst big-leaf rhododendrons sheltered beneath a canopy of native coastal woodland. Fairly easy with some steps.

Amanda Trail

A moderate hike from the north trailhead on Yachats. Ocean Road features panoramic ocean views and lush coastal woodland. From the statue of Amanda the trail is a strenuous climb to the summit of Cape Perpetua. Dedicated in memory of Amanda, a blind Coos woman who suffered injustices during 1860s’ reservation years.

Yaquia Head

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