Cape Falcon

Smugglers Cove near Cape Falcon

  • Easy (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

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.

Start by driving Highway . . .

Other Options

Oregon Coast Trail trekkers usually . . .

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