Get the Inside Scoop on the Best Section of the Oregon Coast Trail

If you’re hoping to experience some great Oregon Coast hiking during your stay in a Starfish Vacation Rentals property, you’re in luck! The northern section of the Oregon Coast Trail is often considered the most scenic and most beautiful of the trail. Starting at the south jetty of the Columbia River and ending in Lincoln City, this route takes you past the famous Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, through the Oswald West State Park, before ending at mouth of the Siletz River. Whether you decide to hike all 382 miles of the trial or not, you should definitely explore part of the best section of the Oregon Coast trail!

Before you head out to see the best section of the Oregon Coast Trail, you should fuel up with a delicious meal. Access our free online Vacation Guide for a list of the best restaurants in the area. Our Vacation Guide is online so you’ll be able to access it from your mobile device. No more carrying around bulky travel books or doing last-minute web searches to find a place to eat. Everything you need to plan your trip fits in your pocket!

Explore the Best Section of the Oregon Coast Trail

No matter your experience level, you’ll be able to hike some portion of the northern section of the Oregon Trail. Most of the trail is on sandy beaches, easily accessible from your Starfish Vacation Rentals property!

If you’re staying in Cannon Beach, you’re in luck. The entirety of the beach is considered part of the Oregon Coast Trail. If you’re looking for a change of scenery, start at Ecola State Park, which precedes Cannon Beach. From the Ecola parking lot, you can hike about one mile to Ecola Road, to the entrance road, and then into town.

Arch Cape is the next stop on the Oregon Coast Trail. Hikers pass the Arch Cape, Silver Point, Humbug Point, and Hug Point headlands. The path through Arch Cape can be more difficult to navigate so be sure to check one of the many Oregon Coast Trail blogs which explain the ideal route. Another option to creating your own Oregon Coast Trail book with the maps provided on the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s website.

After Arch Cape is Oswald West State Park, which leads to Cape Lookout State Park. During this section of the trail, you’ll get to travel through Tillamook Bay and see the famous lighthouse. This section is ideal for anyone staying in a home in Manzanita, as Oswald West State Park is a short distance from that town.

Guests staying near Rockaway Beach should definitely explore the trails near Twin Rocks State Natural Site or the nearby Cape Meares Lighthouse. Hiking both sites are a great way to spend the day!

Stay with Starfish Vacation Rentals

After you’ve hiked the best section of the Oregon Coast Trail, return to a top-notch vacation home from Starfish Vacation Rentals. We have the best selection of homes along the shoreline, from Cannon Beach to Rockaway Beach. Plus, with our many guest services, you’ll be able to enjoy your vacation stress-free.

Browse through our full selection of rental properties and book today! We look forward to having you.