Walks: Tillamook

Walks in Tillamook county, Oregon

Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

Although three of Oregon’s seven coastal counties boast sea stacks dubbed Haystack Rock, the water encircled boulder at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area is distinguished by a keyhole on its north face.  Also known as Chief Kiawanda Rock, it is the tallest of the Haystack… 

Rockaway Beach Wayside

It was serendipitous…the quest for a pit stop between Cape Lookout and Tolovana Beach landed us at Rockaway Beach Wayside.  I soon concluded that if I lived anywhere near Rockaway Beach, this would be my go-to place for walking and lunching.  It was obvious that… 

Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge

I had no idea there was more than one type of Canada Goose.  Any large waterfowl with a black neck and head, white throat band, and brownish body appeared the same to me.  My education was quickly expanded though when my husband and I stopped… 

Nehalem Public Dock

Nehalem Public Dock is unique in that it includes benches at either end, allowing you to watch the calm flow of the river, the gentle waving of the riverbank trees, or the occasional vehicle passing over the distant bridge…. 

Nehalem Bay State Park

Nehalem Bay State Park is a great launch pad for scenic points north and provides quick access to the sleepy town of Nehalem and the adorable community of Manzanita. … 

Manzanita Beach

Manzanita Beach is a beautiful expanse of beach with easy access. Due to the lack of a fore dune, seascape viewing is unobstructed even from the car….