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Cape Falcon

Smugglers Cove near Cape Falcon
(to Short Sand Beach)
1.2-mile loop
100 feet elevation gain

Moderate (to Cape Falcon)
5 miles round trip
300 feet elevation gain

Difficult (shuttle to Arch Cape)
8 miles one way
1200 feet elevation gain 

Left: Smugglers Cove near Cape Falcon

For more than 12 miles, the Oregon Coast Trail traverses the old-growth rainforests and craggy capes of Oswald West State Park. Here are three options for day hikers: a short stroll to a secluded beach, a moderate hike to Cape Falcon’s vista, and an 8-mile trek through the forests to the community of Arch Cape.

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This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range.

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