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Address: 93111 Highway 101, Florence, OR 97439-8235
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Enchanting Wooded Trail Opens to Beautiful Beach

The Hobbit Trail and Beach is a rewarding outdoor activity frequently mentioned in Coastal Oregon travel books and on travel websites. It seems longer than it's advertised 1/2... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Parrot434
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Hobbit Trail and Beach is a rewarding outdoor activity frequently mentioned in Coastal Oregon travel books and on travel websites. It seems longer than it's advertised 1/2 mile length (from trailhead to beach) because it involves a change in elevation: down to the beach from street-level and then back up. Also, there are steps and occasional tree roots that... More 

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

There are many hikes to get to where we were but the main trail head is literally right across hwy101. Easy 1/2 mile hike down to the beach.

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Florence, Oregon
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Located about 11 miles North of Florence on Hwy 101 is the Hobbit hiking trail. I have been here several times. It's a great place to hike and unwind. It's at least an hours hike depending on how far you walk. Beautiful,quiet,sunny location.

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Tucker, Georgia
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is one of the coolest hikes in the area! It's easy and short and feels enchanted with the lush greenness of the vegetation and the strangely bent trees. It leads to a beautiful beach with amazing views. You want to do this hike!

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Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

It may be easy to zip past the small roadside parking area for the trail, but this is well worth the effort to find. A beautiful walk through the trees and rhododendrons takes to you an almost-empty beach. If you're there at low tide, there are great tide pools to explore. Definitely worth the effort to get to.

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1 Thank brimel
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Trailhead #93. You can google map Hobbit Beach Trailhead and it will take you there. This trailhead isn't hard to find and is a must if you are in the area! Definitely worth the time and effort and it's a short half mile hike through beautiful mossy tunneled trees that eventually leads to its own beach. Our family loved it!... More 

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Thank Kendra C
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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The entrance is easy to miss. DO NOT FOLLOW THE GPS! It took me to a campground which is where the trail originally begins but there is no parking unless you are camping and have a camp spot. I added pictures of what the entrance looks like so you can see how easy to miss it is. It's a very... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

A little hard to find. Inbetween the sea lion caves and campground. Great beach at the end. Had young kids, going down was fine but the way back was a little harder for our youngest.

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Brookings, Oregon
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Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

A really cool trail, about half a mile down a hill (which means the hike back up to parking area is uphill). Well worth the minimal effort. You park in an non-descript parking lot on the side of 101 about half a mile after the tunnel heading north between the lighthouse and Waldport. There are trails ahead of you, but... More 

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Springfield
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is an easy walk if you are okay with a bit of an incline. Lots of roots to maneuver around but quite easy if you take your time. Very short little hike/walk. So beautiful in the middle, you would never guess the highway is so close by. Parking is limited but you can park at Haceta Head Lighthouse and... More 

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