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The Most Amazing Hiking Spots

Updated: Dec 5, 2022

Discovering Depoe Bay is more than a 3 mile stretch of Businesses. There are breathtaking hikes, exciting excursions and quaint parks to experience when you just want to get away from the hustle and bustle.




The Pacific Ocean Has Created Awe Inspiring Landscapes

When planning your hikes, consider the length and intensity first. Some short scenic hikes overlook the coastline while others traverse down cliffs along trails to secret spots.



Alder Island Nature Trail

Located at the Siletz Bay Estuary just SE of the Siletz River Bridge. This short hike features easy walking paths and witnessing the "island" that is covered in Alder trees.


Fishing Rock State Recreation Site

Just a short hike through the trees and around the rim of the cove. You will watch waves crash from high above the water.


Fogarty Creek State Park

This recreation area has restrooms, picnic area and is just a short walk to the beach where you will find some of the best tide pools amongst the rocks near the shoreline.


Oregon Coast Trail

The Oregon Coast Trail starts at the northernmost tip of Oregon, the Columbia River south jetty in Fort Stevens State Park. The journey ends at the California border in Crissey Field State Recreation Site.


Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge - Walking Trail

Enter the trail near the shops at Salishan and continue around the estuary, through the golf course.


Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site

Just North of Depoe Bay, this recreation site features a large grass area, restrooms and a walking path to the beach.


Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge - Whale Cove

Long before recorded history, Native Americans found shelter around Whale Cove and partook of its natural bounty. Archaeological study suggests a more or less continuous occupation stretching back 3,000 years.


Boiler Bay

Gear up for a challenging and rewarding hike. You will start at Boiler Bay turnout and begin your descent. This needs to be finished.


Otter Crest Loop Scenic Drive & Viewpoint

See map to make this scenic drive to the viewpoint high above Otter Rock, OR


Whale Watching Center - Depoe Bay

Your chances for seeing whales in Depoe Bay year-round are high but there are certain times of the year that are better than others. From mid-March to the end of May, you'll see gray whales migrating to Alaska from Mexico.


Devil's Punch Bowl Scenic Area @ Otter Rock

Otter Rock is a quaint community situated on a bluff that stretches into the ocean. There are homes and places to visit, surf, eat, stay, shop and enjoy your vacation.


Beverly Beach State Park

Miles of sandy beaches await you at Beverly Beach. Located South of Depoe Bay, this recreation site features camping and some of the easiest beaches to enjoy along the Oregon coast.




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