Lincoln City Area Hikes (18 Hikes)

The Nature Conservancy Trail – Cascade Head (North entrance)

Length: 1 mile / 1.6k

Difficulty: Moderate

Other: No bikes

Fees: No

Description: On highway 101 drive north from Lincoln City until you reach the sign for the Siuslaw National Forrest. Approximately one mile north of the sign turn left on the Cascade Head Road aka: Forest Service Road 1861. Follow the signs on this road to the trailheads. Cascade Head is a Nature Conservancy property and occasionally closed to humans for the protection of other species. For that reason, please call ahead to the Hebo Ranger Station to be certain the trails are open. (503-392-5100)

Nature Conservancy Trail – Cascade Head (South entrance)

Length: 4 mile / 1.6k

Difficulty: Difficult

Other: No bikes

Fees: No

Description: This trail goes from the north to meet the Nature Conservancy Trail (south entrance) in .5 miles. To reach the trailhead, travel on Forest service Road 1861 and follow the sings for 3 miles.

The Cascades Head Trail #1310 – Cascade Head

Length: 6 miles / 9.7k

Difficulty: Difficult

Other: No bikes

Fees: Yes

Description: Travel north on Hwy 101 to Three Rocks Road, approximately 3 miles north of Lincoln City to reach the trailhead.  The marked trailhead is 2 miles west on Three Rocks Road. Trials A and B offer spectacular views of the ocean, the Salmon River estuary, and the coastline to the south.

Hart’s Cove Trail – Cascade Head

Length: 5.5 miles / 9k

Difficulty: Moderate

Other: No bikes

Fees: No

Description: This trial can be accessed not only from Forest Service Road 1861, but also from the south by turning west onto Three Rocks Roads from Hwy 101, just 3 miles north of Lincoln City. The hike is difficult traversing steep hillside in a forest setting.

Roads End State Park

Length: 6 miles / 9.6k Beach hike

Difficulty: Difficult

Other: Bikes – check trail listing

Fees: Check trail listing

Description: This trail drops 600 feet in elevation and may therefore be inappropriate for novice or casual hikers.  It crosses Cliff and Chitwood Creeks (which can be muddy) and includes Old Growth Forests.  It meets the top of the headlands overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Hart’s Cove.

North End State Park

Length: 0.3 miles / 0.5k

Difficulty: Easy

Other: No bikes allowed

Fees: No

Description: This is a 3 hour sandy beach walk.  Access the trail by turning west from Hwy 101 on to Logan Road at the end of Lincoln City staying on Logan Road until reaching the park.

Friends of the Wildwoods Trial

Length: 1 mile / 1.6k

Difficulty: Moderate

Other: Bikes allowed

Fees: No fees

Description: Do you crave an easy walk? This is it! The trail is accessed from the northwest side of the public parking lot at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital and is on gravel. The view of 680-acre Devils Lake is well worth the walk. The hospital is on W Devils Lake RD which is accessed by turning east from Hwy 101 on 14th St.

Regatta Grounds Park

Length: 0.5 mile / 0.8k

Difficulty: Moderate

Other: Bikes allowed

Fees: No

Description: This moderately difficult trail over a natural surface through woodlands and streams; this is a favorite of local residents. It is up hill and can be muddy. Access it from W Devils Lake Road, north of NE 22nd avenue, at milepost 2.

Spring Lake Trail

Length: 2.5 miles / 4k

Difficulty: Moderate

Other: Bikes allowed

Fees: No

Description: A favorite park for children and fishermen is accessed by driving east from Hwy 101 on NE 14th street. The nature trail is on a natural surface through old growth forest and has abundant bird life. One 400-year-old Sitka Spruce tree is more than 200 feet tall and 35 feet around at its base. The tree is a grandfather tree, left to produce saplings.

West Devils Lake State Park

Length: 0.5 mile / 0.8k

Difficulty: Moderate

Other: Bikes allowed

Fees: No

Description: Just yards west of Regatta Grounds, on the north side of NE 14th Street, is Spring Lake Trial. It is a wooded area surrounding Spring Lake.

East Devils Lake State Park

Length: 0.5 mile / 0.8k

Difficulty: Easy

Other: Bikes allowed

Fees: No

Description: This natural surface trail winds through wetlands and forest areas. It is accessed by producing east from Hwy 101 NE 6th.

Devils Lake Loop

Length: 9 miles / 14.5k

Difficulty: Difficult

Other: Bikes allowed

Fees: No

Description: This is a walk through forestland with abundant bird life and a view of Devils Lake. The trail may be found by proceeding east from 101 on East Devils Lake Road at the Tanger Outlet Stores and around the southeast corner of Devils Lake. Prominent signage will direct you to the Park. The trail is open at all time.

Franzke Property

Length: 1 mile / 1.6k

Difficulty: Moderate

Other: No bikes allowed

Fees: No

Description: This is a paved road which makes it possible to walk around Devils Lake. It is better to travel counter-clockwise so you face the traffic when you reach Neotsu and Hwy 101.

Cutler City Nature Trail

Length: 1 mile / 1.6k

Difficulty: Moderate

Other: No bikes allowed

Fees: No

Description: Access W Devils Lake Road, by turning east from Hwy 101 on 14th St. Enter the woods at 26th street and W Devils Lake Road. An up-hill trail (can be muddy) which has a natural surface through woodlands and streams.

Drift Creek Falls Trail

Length: 3 miles / 2.4k

Difficulty: Moderate

Other: No bikes allowed

Fees: Yes

Description: The best access is by turning east onto Drift Creek Road, about ¼ , mile south of the Lincoln City city limit, which ends just south of Lumberman’s.  Follow Drift Creek Road for 1/4th mile; turn left on Forest Road 17 (not Anderson Creek Road) and proceed approximately 10 miles to the trailhead. The road is single lane, so drive with a car. It can also, be accessed by driving south from Hwy 18 on N Bear Creek Rd. The parking lot is paved and will accommodate RV’s and buses. The distance from the trailhead to the 240-foot suspension bridge is 1.25 miles, and the bridge to the river’s edge is 1/4th mile. A 75-foot waterfall can be seen from the bridge. Parts of this trail have a 12% grade that is considered difficult.

Gleneden Beach Wayside

Length: 0.25mile / 0.4k

Difficulty: Easy

Other: Bikes allowed

Fees: No

Gleneden Spit to Fogarty Creek

Length: 6 miles / 9.7k {round trip}

Difficulty: Easy

Description: A short easy trail from a picnic area to the beach, located 7 miles south of Lincoln City.

Fogarty Beach State Park

Length: 0.25 mile / 0.4k

Difficulty: Easy

Other: No bikes allowed

Fees: No

Description: This is a short easy trail from the picnic area to the beach and is located 2 miles north of Depoe Bay.