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North Coast Scenic Hiking Trail With Biking Option

This Guide provides a nice hike with a biking option thrown in as well...
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Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 4.6 miles
Duration: Unknown

Overview :  This is a trail that provides a number of options. You can drop your bike lock your bike to a post at the North Trail Head parking... more »

Tips:  Between mile post 41 and 42 you will see the sign for Neahkahnie Mountain. You can park at the side of 101 on the East side of the... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking Area / South Trail Head

Between mile post 41 and 42 you will see the sign for Neahkahnie Mountain. You can park at the side of 101 on the East side of the road or at the trail head. It might be preferable to use the 101 parking space as it gives a little time to warm up into the hike and the road is easier on your vehicle.

The trail head sign says "Neahkahnie... More

2. The Zig Zags

The route is relatively straight forward with a series of zig-zags followed by a straight trail towards the peak.

3. Heading Towards The Summit

On the way to the summit the trail is less steep with nice views through the trees across the valley.

4. Neahkahnie Mountain Summit

The route to the actual summit is along a small sharp knife edge ridge so please be careful along this section. Sitting at the top (if you decide to go there) is well worth the view. Be careful in both directions of the ridge on both ascent and descent.

If you choose not to go up the ridge there are still great views to be had just at the bottom ... More

5. North Trail Head And Optional Bike Pickup Area

The North end of the trail meets Hwy 101. If you decided to take the biking option as well then this is where you will pick up your bike prior to cycling back.

If you chose not to bike back then just follow your steps back along the trail to where you started from. Or alternatively wait here to be picked up by a friend at the parking area.

The... More