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Hobbit Trail

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Address: 93111 Highway 101 North, Florence, OR
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Following Frodo's Footsteps

Our group was aware that this hike existed but was unable to find/remember a location. We got to the trail a round about way through the Carl G. Washburne Campground. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
WanderingAS
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Our group was aware that this hike existed but was unable to find/remember a location. We got to the trail a round about way through the Carl G. Washburne Campground. The campsite acts as a trailhead for several hiking trails. Once we wound through the forest, we popped out at a small roadside parking area labeled only really with a... More 

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Rossville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a great short hike to a nice beach. It is a very quiet beach because of the hike. A good place to spend some time. You can also hike to Heceta light house.

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Thank partraveler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The Hobbit Trail was an excellent hike for my whole family. Mile post 177 is the closest landmark and the trail heads opposite side of 101 were China creek and Valley Trail. We had no trouble parking and quickly crossing 101 but I passed it later in the day and the small pull out was full and traffic heavier on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We were not able to follow the trail completely, since part of it was closed down. Not comfortable giving something a 5-star rating without having seen all of it, hence 4 stars only. When we visited, it was a beautiful, sunny morning, but we saw no other people on the trail. There is a path through moss-draped trees and ferns... More 

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We did this hike with our three teenagers. It leads down to a quaint little beach. It's a nice hike with several switch backs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Moderate hike through West Coast forest. Distance is about 4 miles round trip to Heceta Lighthouse from the trail head on 101. Allow at least a couple of hours to appreciate the beauty. You have to watch your footing so if you hurry, you'll miss the sylvan grandeur. If it's warm, take water. And don't forget to give some to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely hike to a gorgeous mostly secluded beach. It's not very easy to find though we found looking for Mile Marker 177 to be the easiest way (right off 101 so be careful should you cross the street!) Almost feels like Lothlorien in places for those LOTR fans like me out there! Hopefully your Fellowship will enjoy... More 

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This was a little difficult to find, you have to park across the highway at the China creek trailhead. Another review gave a location that was actually a ranger station up the road but we were able to backtrack and find it. It was worth it! I would call this a moderate difficulty hike. There are some areas that would... More 

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Patterson, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Road construction is nearly complete and both road and parking area are brand new asphalt. Parking is very limited and people don't think of others (someone parked two other cars in!). Traffic can be heavy so use caution and patience both in crossing back and forth to trailhead and in leaving the parking area. Having a spotter to help back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

A nice hike with a beautiful beach at the end. Fine with kids, but is a bit steep with lots of roots sticking up--definitely a tripping hazard if you're not careful. The trees and moss were fun to see; it did look magical! Trail head is super hard to find, maybe a mile north of Heceta light house turn off.... More 

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