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