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Oswald West Hike

Stretching along the rugged Oregon coastline in dense, old growth forest between Arch Cape and Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain, lies 2,484 acre Oswald West State Park. Oswald West offers beautifully secluded sandy beach and miles of trails leading to breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. This sprawling, scenic treasure is without a doubt one of the most spectacular parks in Oregon,

A 13-mile stretch of the Oregon Coast Trail (OCT) bobs and weaves its way through the entire park, starting at the community of Arch Cape and extending south to the town of Manzanita. Two prominent headlands, Cape Falcon and Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain, are included in the trail system and offer great hikes.

The 2 1⁄2 mile Cape Falcon Trail leads to a brilliant overlook of Short Sand Beach. Continue the rest of the way out to Cape Falcon, through the high-growing Salal, where on a clear day you can see north all the way to Tillamook Head and south to Cape Lookout.

Dog Star Adventure Tours will custom tailor the distance of this hike, it is easily broken down into segments. Whether you want to hike the entire Oregon Coast Trail within the park or take a short hike within the park boundaries the natural beauty of Oswald West will not disappoint.