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

China Beach