Hit the Trails This Thanksgiving!

Hit the Trails This Thanksgiving!

Hit the Trails This Thanksgiving!

19 Nov 2023

The Oregon Coast offers a stunning and diverse landscape, making it a fantastic destination for family-friendly hikes.  

Here are some great hikes the whole family can enjoy before or after your Thanksgiving feast: 


Tillamook Head Trail 

Located near Cannon Beach, this trail provides beautiful coastal views and is relatively easy, making it suitable for families. The trailhead is in Ecola State Park, and it offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. 


Cape Perpetua Overlook Trail 

Situated near Yachats, Cape Perpetua offers several family-friendly trails. The Overlook Trail is an easy loop that takes you to a stunning viewpoint with panoramic views of the coastline. 


Devil’s Punchbowl State Natural Area 

This area, near Newport, has a short trail that leads to the Devil’s Punchbowl, a unique natural formation. It’s a great spot for tidepooling and enjoying the coastal scenery. 


Cape Lookout Trail 

Located in Cape Lookout State Park, this trail offers a scenic hike through the forest to the tip of Cape Lookout, providing spectacular views of the ocean. It’s a bit longer but can be adapted for family hikes. 


Fort Stevens State Park 

Fort Stevens, near Astoria, offers a variety of trails suitable for families. The Coffenbury Lake Trail is an easy loop around a lake, and the South Jetty Trail provides coastal views and opportunities for wildlife watching. 


Short Sand Beach Trail  

This short and easy trail in Oswald West State Park leads to Short Sand Beach, a beautiful cove surrounded by lush forest. It’s a great spot for picnics and playing in the sand. 


Kilchis Point Reserve 

This easy trail is suitable for families and offers a historical perspective along with scenic views. It’s located near Tillamook and is part of the Tillamook Bay Heritage Route. 


Book Your Thanksgiving Getaway Today! 

Meredith Lodging has an amazing collection of vacation rentals to suit all sizes and budgets. Many of our homes have ocean views, chef-style kitchens, hot tubs, and allow pets too! We hope to see you on the trails soon!