Netarts, Oregon – Lush forest, distant waterfalls, and outstanding vistas are all part of this trek to the end of Cape Lookout. This FREE hike is hosted by the Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS and is part of the Explore Nature series of hikes, walks, paddles and outdoor adventures. Explore Nature partners include volunteer community and non-profit organizations, offering meaningful nature-based experiences highlight the unique beauty of Tillamook County and the work being done to preserve and conserve the area’s natural resources and natural resource-based economy.

This moderate to difficult 5 mile journey takes you to the Cape Lookout headland, which extends more than a mile out into the ocean. Towering over 800 feet above sea level, the cape offers sweeping views of Sandlake watershed, seasonal glimpses of migrating whales, and confirms the amazing beauty of Tillamook County.

Although this hike has a stunning backdrop, the trail itself can be muddy and slick. Also, expect to navigate over stair stepping tree roots.  Portions of the trail parallel the cliffs edge and do not have guard rails.

Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS is a non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining the Netarts Bay area through education and stewardship. Find out more at


Event Information: Registration is required for this event. There is a single port-a-potty at the trailhead. There are no other bathrooms or drinking water facilities on this hike. Please bring water and snacks. Weather on the Oregon Coast is unpredictable. Please be prepared and bring appropriate gear and clothing.

Date & Time: Hike is scheduled for April 15, 2017 at 1pm.

Difficulty: Moderate to difficult 5 mile roundtrip hike. Trail can be muddy, slick, and will include navigating over stair stepping tree roots. Portions of the trail parallel the cliffs edge and do not have guard rails.

Location: Cape Lookout Trailhead located 2.5 miles south of the Cape Lookout State Park campground and day use area.

Cost: FREE! Tax-deductible donations to Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS are encouraged but not required.

Registration: Required and available at