Worth the Extra Effort

My Oregon coast trip story continues ~

In our last episode, the sun set and the ocean lulled us to sleep. After a long lazy breakfast and an equally long lazy soak in the hot tub, check-out time arrived. Next stop: Cascade Head – a beautiful bulge of land rising up from the edge of the state and lording it over the ocean. Easy drive, just 10 miles from Lincoln City & the hotel. What was unclear is the utter lack of any sign whatsoever when you reach the area.

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entrance to Cascade Head…how could I have missed it?

It’s a UNESCO site for Pete’s sake! A critical habitat, a National Scenic Research Area, a UN Biosphere Reserve. Needless to say I zipped past it, realized I must’ve missed it, turned around and found it, but questioned the entire time whether I was on the right road. Until I got to the trail head.

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So, if this many people know it’s here with NO signs, perhaps it’s just as well?

The trail is wide and lovely, an easy walk for families.

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And this is the reward at the end of the easy walk. Crazy beautiful view.

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Great spot for a picnic, but lunch was planned further down the road in Neskowin.

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