Day trip

Portland: Cannon Beach, Trails, & Forests Oregon Coast Tour

Activity provider: Wildwood Adventures
Day trip

Portland: Cannon Beach, Trails, & Forests Oregon Coast Tour

Activity provider: Wildwood Adventures

From US$ 139 per person

Discover coastal towns, forests, and beaches on this guided trip along the Oregon Coast. Visit Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park, and more.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Taste Oregon’s natural side & explore the temperate rainforests along the coast
  • Step into local life at the coastal town of Cannon Beach and try local foods
  • Trek along sandy shores, explore breathtaking beaches, and spot Oregon wildlife
Full description

Spend the day exploring the Oregon coastline on a dynamic round-trip day tour with a local guide, snacks and drinks, and plenty of free time to explore. With over 300 miles of public coastline, Oregon’s beaches are sure to amaze with their dramatic offshore rock formations and beach towns. 

Departing from downtown Portland, start heading west on the Sunset Highway, Oregon’s first automobile route through the Cascade Mountain Range. Leave the city behind and drive through rolling pastures and towering forests of Douglas firs.

Drop down from Sunset Highway and meander through a lush Sitka spruce forest to find the first glimpse of the Oregon coastline through Ecola State Park. Momentarily leave the vehicle behind and explore this coastal oasis. 

If time allows, travel to Indian Beach, a secluded pocket that hides away from much of the summertime crowd and a favorite spot for local beachcombers. The park connects with the Oregon Coast Trail, a 382-mile hiking trail that spans the entire length of the Oregon coastline.

Make a quick jaunt to nearby Cannon Beach next, a piece of coastline punctuated by Haystack Rock claimed to be the third tallest intertidal structure in the world. Spot three adjacent rock formations to its south that are appropriately named the Needles. 

Walk along the sandy beach, watch beautiful birds, and, if you’re lucky and the tide is out, view many species of marine wildlife in their natural tide pool habitat. Afterward, stop for lunch (at your own expense) in the town of Cannon Beach and enjoy some free time for about an hour.

In the afternoon, head south on the famous Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, Highway 101, exploring more beautiful coastal shores. Upon Neahkahnie Overlook, find stunning views along the highest driveable point along the Oregon Coast.

Later, journey to Oswald West State Park. Time-dependent, take a short, forested hike following along Short Sand Creek to a driftwood stacked coastline known as Smugglers Cove. A variable from this stop would be a short visit to Hug Point.

After finishing up at your last stop, make the trek back to Portland through Highway 26 and be back just in time for dinner.

  • Transportation via luxury vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Complimentary snacks and refreshments
  • Lunch costs
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Pickup will be at one of the corners of Director Park, located at the cross streets of SW 9th Ave and SW Taylor St. Your guide will pull up in front of a restaurant called Pastini.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Child safety seat

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour includes several short hikes (.25 to .5 miles). Expect some walking on sand and light meandering on well-maintained trails. There is typically walking required to get the full experience at each stop, but for most of the sights, the actual distance walked is up to you
  • Whale watching is a year-round activity on the Oregon Coast, with best times from mid-December to January and late March to June, when upwards of 18,000 gray whales pass close to the coast
Customer reviews

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September 10, 2022

Sam did a wonderful job pacing our trip so that we had plenty of time at each stop without feeling rushed. Lots of fun stories and helpful background of the area. Highly recommend this trip.

September 10, 2022

We had a great time. The tour guide was great and very knowledgeable about the area. The description of the tour was good. Best tour we took while in the Portland area.

August 25, 2022

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