Portland, OR: Short Sands Beach

Stroll through Giant Sitka spruce to craggy coastal views, then climb into old-growth forest and wild meadows.
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Stroll through Giant Sitka spruce to craggy coastal views, then climb into old-growth forest and wild meadows.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 4.6

Waypoints

SSB001

Location: 45.7597503662109, -123.959358215332

Head S (L) onto trail

SSB002

Location: 45.7583961486816, -123.95970916748

Stay L @Y; sign marks beach access; creek on L

SSB003

Location: 45.7586441040039, -123.96102142334

Straight @ 4-way at paved Kitchen Creek Rd.

SSB004

Location: 45.7587280273438, -123.962158203125

L onto suspension bridge over Necarney Creek

SSB005

Location: 45.7584991455078, -123.963577270508

Turn L @T; R trail leads to Short Sand Beach and tide pool

SSB006

Location: 45.7580146789551, -123.963134765625

Walk under/through a massive Sitka Spruce

SSB007

Location: 45.7506790161133, -123.964225769043

Forest opens to tall grass meadow, dotted with flowers

SSB008

Location: 45.7488288879394, -123.963912963867

L @Y for trail; R for viewpoint of ocean 150 ft. below

SSB009

Location: 45.7484588623047, -123.962715148926

L onto OR 101; cross hwy. and walk
25 yds. to the R

SSB010

Location: 45.748161315918, -123.962127685547

L; bright orange pole marks trail; switchbacks begin; ocean views

SSB011

Location: 45.7479858398438, -123.960334777832

Photo op; then back into old growth; climb steadily

SSB012

Location: 45.7435684204102, -123.946060180664

Scramble to summit above trail on L; turnaround point