Boardman Corridor North
China Beach from the North Island Viewpoint
- Easy (four viewpoint walks)
- 2.8 miles round trip
- 600 feet elevation gain
- Easy (Whaleshead Beach to Thomas Creek)
- 2.8 miles one way
- 500 feet elevation gain
- Moderate (Thomas Creek to Arch Rock)
- 4.4 miles one way
- 700 feet elevation gain
The coast along Boardman State Scenic Corridor is a spectacular parade of islands, coves, and capes. Both Highway 101 and the Oregon Coast Trail trace the 12.7-mile length of the narrow park. Because the two routes touch every mile or so, it’s easy to divide the trail into smaller day hikes or to shuttle a car between trailheads for one-way hiking. Below are recommendations for the northern half of the park.
If you only have time for a quick tour, the best bet is to ...
For the third of the four short viewpoint hikes, drive ...
This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range.
The Thomas Creek Bridge, Oregon's highest