The Hobbit Trail is a "magical", family-friendly hike along the Pacific coastline. It begins in a lush forest full of Sitka spruce trees and leads to a hidden beach at the foot of coastal cliffs. This easy one mile (1.6 km) hiking trail is a popular family hike because of its mossy and enchanting landscape. Near the beach, the trail passes through a tunnel of bushy foliage and down steps to the sandy shore. It is this leafy tunnel and the experience of emerging from the mossy woods to the wide open beach that has captured many imaginations and inspired the trail name.
The trailhead can be accessed directly from Highway 101 and is approximate one mile (1.6 km) north of the Heceta Head Lighthouse. The parking area is on the right side when driving north on Highway 101. The trail will begin across the road. The trail is west of the road. The Hobbit Trail is downhill from the parking area and will be entirely uphill climb on the return. Parking is limited and the closest restrooms are at the Heceta Head Lighthouse. From the Heceta Head Lighthouse there is access to Hobbit Beach with an additional 1.5 mile (2.4 km) hike.