Enchanted by hobbits and love hiking? Well, you got it right. This weekend, explore something breath-taking and beyond imagination. Head off to the Oregon coast near Florence, USA. Reach the Heceta Head State Park and towards the north of the State Park, you would enter the lush green forest that would take you to the Hobbit Trail.
Do remember that the Hobbit Trail is quite easy to miss as it begins from the parking area on Highway 101 which is between Florence and Yachats.
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Why is the Hobbit Trail in Oregon a must visit?
Well, Hobbit Trail in the USA takes you through exuberant and unspoiled forest adorned with Sitka spruce and rhododendrons that open the gates of mystical paradise. The enchanting forest will make you forget the hustle bustle of life.
The Magical Hobbit Trail : Details you can’t miss!
Hike duration: 1 hour 50 minutes
Elevation Gain- 495 feet
Difficulty- Easy to moderate
Trail Type- Out and back
Best time to visit- Throughout the year
As you walk through the enchanting forest, you would come to a junction from where the left trail takes you to Heceta Head Trail and the right trail takes you to a 4.1 mile Hobbit Trail.
The trail is surrounded by the mystic, mossy trees that is an abode to seasonal flowers and chirping birds. Near the end of the enchanting, thick canopied woods, you would find natural Hobbit Tunnels that would take you to another magical world- the Hobbit Beach!
The trail near the beach gets deeper and denser. Also, the Hobbit tunnels are formed by the shrubs, dense trees that instantly captivates you to nature.
Pets are allowed on the trail and should be leashed.
The Surreal Hobbit Beach
The secluded Hobbit Beach gives you an arresting view and the tranquility of the shore will make you forget time. Along the beach side, you can see carved faces in the sand that makes the place even more enigmatic.
Walking on the clear white sands you can see a plethora of crabs, seashells, pebbles.
The Heceta Head Lighthouse
After experiencing the serenity of the Hobbit Beach, return to the lush green forest and enjoy a hike towards the Heceta Head Lighthouse. The trail towards Heceta Head Lighthouse is uphill, do take care while hiking, especially when it rains.
The lighthouse has a vintage touch and from the top of the lighthouse, you can have a visual treat of mesmerizing Hobbit Beach and the peaceful coast.
Every 20 minutes there are personal tours who will assist you inside the lighthouse.
The Hobbit Trail – Directions
Visitors heading from Florence would have to drive through 12 miles north on Highway 101 and visitors from Yachahts have to drive 15 miles south. Once you cross the Carl Washburn State Park, look for a parking area on the left side of the road where you can park your car and then cross the highway towards the beach side and find the trailhead leading to the enchanting Hobbit Trail.
Parking is limited; so we would suggest that you arrive early!
Get similar fascinating experience by hiking the Long Ape Caves Trail in Washington
If you want your family folks or kids to experience a magical journey then Hobbit Trail is a must visit. Get enchanted by the surreal beauty of the magical Hobbit Trail that will make you forget the chaotic world that we live in.
If you have visited the Hobbit Trail then do share your magical experience with us!