Pacific City

Kape Kiwanda at Pacific City

  • Easy (to Cape Kiwanda)
  • 1 mile round trip
  • 100 feet elevation gain

  • Difficult (around Nestucca Spit)
  • 5.7-mile loop
  • 100 feet elevation gain

Best known for its dory fishing fleet, Pacific City’s beach offers a number of attractions for hikers. Start with a short stroll at the beach’s busy north end by Cape Kiwanda. The tidepools, clifftop viewpoints, and sand dunes here are especially popular for hikers with children. For a quieter loop, head for Bob Straub State Park at the south end of the beach, where a network of sandy trails allows hikers and equestrians to explore Nestucca Spit.

Drive Highway 101 north …

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