“A run down, past views from a wave-lashed headland, to the beach at Hunters Cove.”
— Bruce Hope
River/Creek · Swimming · Views
This trail is open year-round, but is best visited on a clear day.
Need to Know
If you decide to run from the Cape Sebastian Viewpoint along the beach at Hunters Cove to the Myers Creek Wayside (either out-and-back or as a shuttle), pay attention to the tides. At high tide, getting on to the beach and running along it can be difficult or it may be impassable.
This trail starts at the Cape Sebastian Viewpoint parking lot off Highway 101, 5.0 miles south of Gold Beach and just north of milepost 335. From there, it is an asphalt path out to a viewpoint at the tip of the cape. Then, it becomes a dirt trail that switchbacks down some 1,000 feet through a Sitka spruce forest, to a rocky bench at the base of the cape. Here, waves pound and explode off of the cape's bedrock in all weathers. The trail contours on the rocky bench and then drops to the beach. A handline has been installed to make it easier to negotiate the last 20 feet or so to and from the beach.
Explore the beach and return the way you came or, if you've arranged a shuttle, go south on the beach (paying attention to the tides) for about a mile to the Myers Creek Wayside.
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