One of the best hikes I've been on. Start at the Hobbit end on the highway and hike to the Heceta lighthouse and beach. The hike starts out easy, then quite steep and then downhill to the lighthouse. The views from the top are stunning and not to be missed. Then hit the other end of the trail to Hobbit Beach which is just a beautiful place. The walk to the beach has a lot of small alcoves and dead ends that only a Hobbit could navigate hence the name. Lots of starfish to see on the southern end during low tide. Note trail gets very muddy and wet when raining so try for a sunny day.
Extremely beautiful landscape. World class views. Hike is fairly easy heading to the beach. Coming back isn't too bad either. We'll work the scenery. The beach the trail leads to has absolutely stunning views as well. Hit the thumbs up icon if you agree, have been, or love the Hobbit Trailhead. Thanks!
The perfect trail for kids and families. We tried a lot of trails along the 101 and this was our favorite, with lots of nooks and crannies perfectly hobbit sized along the trail and a deliciously wide beach at the end. A short .5 mile hike, perfect even for my less mobile aunt.
This loses some stars because the parking lot is full of broken car window glass, which is a little unnerving. This is a really popular spot as well so you will run into a lot of people on the trail and beach. It's a beautiful hike and beach, but it is definitely over rated. It's a downhill hike which is nice on your way to the beach, but then it's ~400 ft of elevation change back to your car which might be troubling for some. The trail also has a lot of exposed roots to trip on if you're not paying attention. There is a spouting horn feature if you walk all the way to the south and if the tide is right, which is pretty cool. I'm glad to have gotten to do it, but I prefer the more secluded hikes/beaches in the area.
Beautiful trail that winds through wooded coastal Oregon with amazing views of the ocean. Wish people did not widen the trail by trampling the underbrush during wet, muddy times. There is some erosion damage from this. Parking is across the highway so careful of traffic. Love the name of the trail, too!