Cape Lookout State Park

Enjoy hiking, photography, birding and other nature enjoyment year-round on Oregon's northern coast.

on the trail

Cape Lookout beckons year-round for hiking and beach walks, close-up to sweeping landscape photography, camping, forests, wildflowers, bird watching and shorelife.  Hike one or combine the 5-mile lookout peninsula trail, 2.5-mile campground link, and 4-5 mile beach walk with option to extend to Sand Lake (5.8 mi one-way). Enjoy winter birding in state park and nearby Tillamook Bay.


  • Camping is available in the state park. Reservations are recommended especially non-winter seasons.
  • Oregon State Park day permit or campground permit required.
  • Nature Guide: The Birder's Guide to Oregon by Joseph E. Evanich, Jr. (Audubon Society of Portland 1990)
  • Nature Guide: Oregon's Best Wildflower Hikes: Northwest Region by George Wuerthner (Westcliffe Publishers 2003)
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Length: 10.0 mi
  • Land Manager: Cape Lookout State Park
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
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