Kilchis Point

Tillamook Bay from the viewpoint gazebo

  • Easy 2.2-mile loop
  • No elevation gain

Once the largest Native American settlement on the Oregon Coast, Tillamook Bay’s Kilchis Point became a logging railroad headquarters and industrial area. But now the marshy forest here is being restored as a nature preserve. An easy hiking trail showcases the area’s history and leads to a beach where great blue herons and snowy egrets nest in trees.

To start, drive Highway 101 . . .

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