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Tillamook Head
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There are three main trailheads at Tillamook Head. Ecola Point, Indian Beach and Sunset Blvd. If you would like to hike the entire trail, from north to south, park at the Sunset Blvd trailhead (at the south end of Seaside). From here the trail quickly climbs the hillside, to a viewpoint. Trees block your view to the west but you will be able to see the Coast Range to your east. The trail follows the coastline and offers occasional ocean views. You'll reach Clark's Viewpoint at 3.7 miles, stop here to rest a while and soak in the views. Moving on, the trail begins to descend beore reaching at campsite at 4.4 miles. In 0.2 more miles the trail will split, these two paths make up the Clatsop Loop and either way will continue your journey south to Indian Beach.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
Beach 12 mi 5 / 5 9.5 / 10 900 ft

User Groups
Hikers, Dogs

Accessibility
Year-round

Permits
Oregon State Parks Pass, or day use fee required.
 
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Driving Directions:
From Seaside, turn west off US 101 onto Avenue U. Drive 0.2 miles and turn left on South Edgewood Road. Follow this 1.2 miles to the end of the road and the parking area.
Contact Information:
Ecola State Park
Tel: 800.551.6949
http://www.oregonstateparks.org

Books
Day Hiking Oregon Coast
Day Hiking Oregon Coast
Oregon Hiking
Oregon Hiking
Maps
USGS Tillamook Head
Tillamook Head
Permits
Oregon State Parks Pass
Oregon State Parks Pass
Vents over the WWII bunker - From blulynx\'s hike report on Wednesday, June 01, 2016. View at Ecola Park - From blulynx\'s hike report on Wednesday, June 01, 2016. Hikers Camp - From blulynx\'s hike report on Wednesday, June 01, 2016. Lighthouse, fun trail. - From blulynx\'s hike report on Wednesday, June 01, 2016. Trees look like dinosaur legs, huge - From blulynx\'s hike report on Wednesday, June 01, 2016. Views never end - From blulynx\'s hike report on Wednesday, June 01, 2016. Gorgeous coastline - From blulynx\'s hike report on Wednesday, June 01, 2016.
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