The Oregon Coast Trail crosses Neahkahnie Mountain from Short Sand Beach and descends to Manzanita. This hike, mostly within the boundaries of Oswald West State Park, takes you from the majestic old growth around Necarney Creek to the clifftop views of the Devils Cauldron; then you cross meadows frequented by elk to hike up Neahkahnie Mountain to a spectacular viewpoint. You'll descend to the South Neahkahnie Mountain Trailhead. From there, there's a mile and a half of road walking, including a mile and a quarter along the shoulder of busy Highway 101 (There is a path for pedestrians), but the scenic views make the loop worthwhile.

Activity Notes

A sweet hike on the coast that involves a walk along the coast, sweeping views to the south and a nice peaklet. Sometimes we luck out with one of those sunny windows in February. Preventative raingear for sure, but I've also led this in snow. We'll see what late winter holds this year. Meet at Target at SW 185th.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 156 miles
Distance - Round Trip 8 miles
Expected Duration Car to car in one day