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
  • Default Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Red Marker
    45.341436, -123.974494
    45.3414364037 -123.974494458
  • Red Marker
    45.432973, -123.956500
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Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Cape Lookout State Park

Exploring Nature & Day Hiking Trip
N.OR coast - cape trail and beach hikes, photography, wildflowers, birding, shore life, old-growth forests
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Sat, Jun 9, 2018 - Sun, Jun 10, 2018
No Prerequisites
7 participants 0 leaders
Registration opens Apr 2
Seattle Branch
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