Gearhart to Warrenton

Gearhart, Oregon (Clatsop County)

Last Updated: 06/13/2019
4.8 / 5 ( 11 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 18.01 miles
Highest Elevation: 0 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Gearhart
Nearest Town w/ Services: Gearhart
Official Road Name:
Management Agency: Oregon State Parks
District: Del Rey Beach & Sunset Beach State Recreation Areas and Fort Stevens State Park


Highlight: Gearhart to Warrenton
This is the longest section of Oregon beach that is open to vehicles. This trail provides exceptional access to the beach and the ocean. This beach route will take you through Del Rey Beach State Recreation Site, Sunset Beach State Recreation Site and Fort Stevens State Park. You can spend the day beachcombing, hiking, fishing, surfing, horseback riding, watching wildlife, exploring a shipwreck and the adjacent historic military fort.

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1. Trail start, 10th Street Access Point (0 mi)
The western end of 10th Street provides direct access to the beach and to Del Rey Beach State Recreation Site. Please take the time to consult the rules and regulations posted on the information board. As noted by the signage, you can only travel northward on the beach from this access point.

Directions to Trailhead

If you enter Gearhart from the north: Head south on US-101 --> Turn right onto Gearhart Lane (0.6mi) --> Gearhart Lane turns into North Marion Avenue (0.2mi) --> Turn right onto 10th Street (0.1mi) --> Road ends at beach entrance. 0.6 mi If you enter Gearhart from the South: Head north on US-101 --> Turn left onto Pacific Way (0.6mi) --> Turn right onto North Marion Avenue (0.5mi) --> Turn left onto 10th Street (0.1mi) --> Road ends at beach entrance.



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Writer Information

Matt Ewalt

Mapping Crew - Oregon and Washington

I have a deep passion for adventure, exploring, and the outdoors. I love hiking, camping, Overlanding, and adventure motorcycle riding. I have a goal of spending at least 30 nights a year in a sleeping bag (which I rarely hit), and my happy place is getting as far from civilization as possible and finding the less explored corners of North America. My other passion is my family and raising my five kids. We're a little nomadic in nature, having lived in Oregon, Louisiana, California, DC/Virginia, Colorado, Washington, and now I'm back in Colorado. I suffer from wanderlust and enjoy a good coddiwomple. I have been wheeling most of my life, mainly to get to a trailhead or campsite. My offroad vehicle of choice has varied dramatically over the years; I have recently discovered ADV motorcycles, and I don't think I will ever look at Overlanding the same. When exploring with the family, my 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser or 2016 Toyota Sequoia are my go-to vehicles. Previously I've had a Gen2.5 Mitsubishi Montero, Subaru wagons, an old Ford farm truck, and an 80's diesel Mercedes which was surprisingly good at exploring the back roads of the NW.
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