Rain or shine, exploring this awe-inspiring, forest-filled coast by foot is an absolute favorite among Manzanita locals and tourists alike. With so many gorgeous state parks nearby, you’ll have plenty of trails to choose from.
Set on the southern border of Manzanita is Nehalem Bay State Park. Head down to the beach and take the 5.2-mile loop on the picturesque sandy shores of the beach.
Oswald West State Park is north of Manzanita and with almost 2,500 acres of lush forest, you could easily hit a different trail a day and still have untouched trails for your next trip. Take a mile-long trail down to Short Sands Beach for a quick jaunt to a beautiful sandy cove, or follow the well-marked trail to the top of Cape Falcon for some gorgeous views of the waves crashing below.