Lower Nehalem Road Beach Route

Total Miles
11.1

Elevation

112.55 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

spring, summer, fall, winter

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Trail Overview

This route is a nice backcountry route that leads from HWY 26 towards Nehalem Bay. The first section of this road is paved and then turns into 11 miles of gravel. There are a couple of state-run campgrounds along the route, as well as many dispersed camping spots right along the river. It's a very scenic drive with the river flowing alongside and a few small waterfalls dropping from the cliff sides. During the right time of year, there are great fishing opportunities.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

Take the Lower Nehalem Rd just west of the town of Elsie