Hobbit Trail

  • Address:
    91892-91974 Oregon Coast Hwy
    Florence OR 97439

The Hobbit Trail is a magical 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 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 approximately 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 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.

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  • Parking:
    • Limited Parking
  • Pets Allowed - Restrictions may apply:
Trails & Routes
  • Difficulty:
    • Easy
  • Natural Points of Interest:
    • Ocean
  • Trail Details:
    • Dirt / Bark Path
  • Trail Length:
    • Short (under 2 miles)
  • Trail Users:
    • Hikers / Runners