Places to Stay Near to Cape Lookout State Park
Best Hiking Trails in Cape Lookout State Park
Cape Lookout State Park is a destination for campers, beachcombers, and sightseers. All of these groups convene, however, on the park's eight miles of trails. If you're staying in one of the Cape Lookout State Park cabins, you might even find some trailheads conveniently close to your home base.
Cape Lookout Trail
This popular, moderately difficult trail runs for a bit more than two miles, features seasonal wildflowers, and is accessible all year round. The trail is pet-friendly but dogs must be on a leash. The end of the trail has a bench for hikers and vacationers to enjoy their perch.
At just under 10mi., round-trip, this is one of the park's longer routes. Openings along the trail offer views to the west and the north, to Netarts Spit, Oceanside, and Three Arch Rocks.
Netarts Spit Trail
This lightly trafficked, moderately difficult out and back trail is suitable for all skill levels, although at 11.2mi., it's a long one. Starting at the Cape Lookout Day Use Trailhead, you'll pass the beach, picnic shelters, and more. This trail is also popular with bird watchers.
Great Places to Stay Near Cape Lookout State Park
Best Family Activities in Cape Lookout State Park
Spend quality time as a family at one of the Cape Lookout State Park cabins, indulge in various outdoor activities, and take in scenic, magnificent views at Maxwell Point, Cape Lookout, and of the Netarts Bay mouth.
The park offers the chance to see migrating gray whales as they head toward their feeding grounds near Alaska. The park is part of the Whale Watching Spoken Here program, in which park volunteers help visitors spot the whales as they resurface for air.
Take it easy with some beach combing along the park's sandy shores, or simply relax by the water for the day while the kids play. The park is also known as a good spot for finding elusive glass floats.
Although not located within the park, visitors to the area can stop for fishing along the way to Cape Lookout State Park. Fishing along the Tillamook coast is a year-round activity.
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