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Cape Meares Light Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Cliffs from the viewpoint near the lighthouse parking area (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Hikes including this trailhead

Fees and Regulations

  • Dogs on leash

Driving Directions

From Beaverton, drive about 15 miles west on Highway 26 and go left on Highway 6 for Banks and Tillamook.

Drive 51.8 miles on Highway 6 into Tillamook.

Keep straight at the first traffic light. From here continue straight through the second light for 0.5 miles following signs for Netarts, Oceanside, and Cape Lookout State Park.

Make a left on Birch Street for the Three Capes Scenic Drive, Netarts, and Oceanside.

In 0.1 miles, make a right onto Third Street and in 1.5 miles, keep left for Oceanside.

Where the road splits left for Cape Lookout after 3.1 miles, keep right for Oceanside.

In another 1.5 miles, the Three Capes Road peels off to the left, but keep straight.

It’s another 2.5 miles to Oceanside. Turn right onto the Cape Meares Loop for the Three Capes Scenic Route, Octopus Tree, and Cape Meares.

Go 2.5 miles, and make a left on Lighthouse Road at a sign for Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint and National Wildlife Refuge.

Drive 0.5 miles to the large parking area above the lighthouse.

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