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“Was a blast!!”
Review of Hobbit Trail

Hobbit Trail
Ranked #7 of 42 things to do in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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1 review
“Was a blast!!”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Took my 3 younger kids down the trail to the beach!! Great trail!! Down hill 1/2 mile then right back up!! My kids asked when they could go back!!

Visited April 2014
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West Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Tolkienesque Trip to the Beach”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

A narrow winding trail through a windswept Oregonian brushwood with boardwalks across an intertidal swamp followed by a steep climb up a dune ridge. Fun.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Tim P
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Veneta, Oregon
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Hiking the Oregon Coast Hobbit Style”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

The best way to experience the Hobbit Trail is to make it part of a bigger adventure. Park at the Carl Washburne wayside, hop on the Washburne trail and cross the highway. Journey along a magnificent forest trail, filled with incredible trees, a scenic marsh overlook, and a soft padded pathway typical of Oregon forest trails. Cross back over the highway and head up the lighthouse trail, steeper, with mystical views and glimpses of the ocean and coastline. When you come back down, head to the beach on the Hobbit Trail, with its bent over canopy of windblown trees and brush that make you feel like you are in a tunnel. Head out on the beach and walk back along the surfline to the Carl Washburne wayside, where your car is impatiently waiting, wishing it could have been along on your adventure. This is a GREAT way to spend a half day, combining three different hiking experiences and the shoreline in one fabulous outing.

Visited September 2013
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11 Thank Kari W
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Florence, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
388 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
“Very Enjoyable Hike!”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

This is a great trail that leads to the beach and also to the Heceta Head Lighthouse. Wear rain gear if the weather is wet inasmuch as you will be walking through a rain forest. The trail is very scenic with old growth forest and lush vegetation. Some areas can be a bit muddy so wear your boots and have a great time!

Visited January 2014
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4 Thank Larry F
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Astoria, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great little hike”
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

This hike was an easy one for our six year old. It is uphill going back up, just took a little bit longer. The beach was nice, not crowded. You can go the extra three miles round trip to the lighthouse, but you have to start at the trailhead. If you do both it's four and a half miles. One for the Hobbit Trail and three and a half for The Haceta Head Lighthouse.

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