This hike will take you to Cape Falcon. Along the way, you will get a magnificent view of the flowers display, visit a waterfall. When we reach the end of Cape Falcon, you will get to see Pacific Ocean, Neahkahnie Beach, Manzanita, and Neahkahnie Mountain.
Next, we will hike on the Oregon Coast Trail and head south to Neahkahnie Mountain.Along the way, you will get a magnificent view of the flowers display. At the summit, you will get to see Pacific Ocean, Neahkahnie Beach, Manzanita and the beach all the way to the mouth of the Nehalem River. You can see Cape Falcon. After the hike, we can go out and eat somewhere close by before heading back to Portland. This will be about a day hike. Please plan on it. We will be back to Portland around 6PM or 7PM in the evening. If you have to be back by a certain time, please do not sign up for this hike.
This will be my first time doing two areas in one. I have hiked both areas before. We will keep a nice, steady pace (about 1.5-2mph). We will make frequent stops to enjoy the view and take pictures. Some say I am a fast hiker, but we will go at a pace where people are comfortable at. If you hike in a fast pace of 2 or more mph and do not like to stop, this hike may not be right hike for you. Please be in at least reasonable shape.
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Hiking time: Approximatelty 4-6 hours depending on the pace.
Distance: Approximately 12 miles round trip (out and back and loop type)
Elevation gain: 1610 feet (gain and loss)
Difficulty: moderate tp difficult due to the length and elevation of the hike.
Bring: 2 liters of water, ten essentials:
According to the Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, the ten essentials are:
- Compass (optionally supplemented with a GPS receiver)
- Sunglasses and sunscreen
- Extra food
- Extra water
- Extra clothes
- Headlamp / flashlight
- First aid kit
- Fire starter (matches, chemical heat tabs, canned heat, or a magnesium stick)
, good hiking boots, good hiking pole(s) (you need them for balance, descending, and not hard on your knees), non cotton clothing, sun screen, hiking snacks. Please plan accordingly.
If you need transportation out to Cape Falcon Trailhead, the first meeting place will be at Sunset Transit Center (8:00AM):
Sunset Park & Ride Transit Garage: Highway 26 west and take Exit 69B toward Parkway/Barnes Road. Turn right onto SWBaltic Ave. Take first left ont SW Barnes Rd. Thr transit center should be on the left. Meet in the southwest corner of the garage first floor..
If you do not want to meet at the Sunset Transit Center, here is a second place we are meeting up at 9:45AM-10:30AM. (Cape Falcon Trailhead)
From Portland, drive west on Highway 26 about 70 miles to Highway 101. Drive south on Highway 101 about 14 miles to the trailhead parking lot on the right.
Suggested donation of 7-10 dollars to carpool drivers.
If you have any questions, please message me. Thank you. I am looking forward to hosting and leading this hiking event. Also meeting people and breaking the ice. Of course, having a good time.
PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK; Northwest Wilderness Group organizers are volunteers. We come prepared to lead you on a trail or off trail hike but assume no liability for your safety getting to or from the trailhead or on the hike. In case of accident, illness, or other incapacity, hikers must pay for their own medical and/or evacuation expenses, whether or not the hiker has specifically authorized them.