Cape Falcon

Category: General Article

Back to Oswald West State Park

GPS Coordinates: 45.767606, -123.98236

This narrow headland is located to the north of Neahkahnie Mountain and provides some excellent hiking opportunities for those who want to get a little off the beaten path. There are a variety of trails throughout the entire area, most of which are easily accessible from Highway 101. One of the best features of the area is the towering Sitka Spruce forest. During the early morning hours, these ancient trees take on an almost mystical quality as they are surrounded by fog and the wilderness becomes cold and still. In the distance, you may hear the low pounding of the surf against the land or the twittering of birds.