Oswald West State Park is located between Cannon Beach and Tilamook on the Oregon Coast and features various hikes and outdoor activities including Smugglers Cove Beach. The Cape Falcon hike is a nice, moderate 4+ mile round trip hike that starts from highway 101 and ends at a amazing viewpoint at Cape Falcon.
The hike crosses several small creeks and passes a waterfall while winding through an old growth forest with huge trees and great views. Cape Falcon itself is up on a high cliff and offers excellent views of Smuggler’s Cove and the rest of the Oregon coastal line. This is a great place for a picnic or to just relax and enjoy the view. During the wet season the trail can get very muddy so be sure to wear proper shoes.
On your way back you can take a short detour at the trail junction and head down to Smuggler’s Cove to watch the surfers or check out the tide pools.