by Admin Account
on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at 2:06pm.
A great thing about living in Tillamook County is the hiking. It is truly amazing what is available nearly (or literally) at your doorstep. Those fortunate to live in the Netarts-Oceanside area are bookended by two state park properties. Cape Lookout State Park and Cape Meares Lighthouse Refuge, both offer miles and miles of beautiful hiking trails through the coastal temperate rainforest with spectacular views of the mighty Pacific Ocean.
Hikes can be as simple as strolls along the beach, to the more technical, longer distance treks, like to the end of the Cape Lookout headland. Additionally, there are numerous private logging roads in the area that are open for hikers and bicyclists to explore, just watch for the signs which designate the allowable activities.
Although the winter and early spring can typically be on the wet side, don’t let that stop the adventure! Rain gear is made for a reason and the coastal landscape takes on a surreal beauty in the mist and drizzle. Some locals even believe it’s the best time of year for enjoying the trails and beaches, even if they’d rather keep that a secret. So, come on down to the coast, and take a hike!