A section of the Oregon Coast Trail goes right by the Heceta Head Lighthouse. For the shortest route to Heceta Head Lighthouse start at Devils Elbow State Park (15 miles south of Yachats) and head up the picturesque trail 0.5 mile past the Queen Anne style lightkeeper’s house. The views are spectacular from the Heceta Head Lighthouse and provide a good place to scope out birds on the rocks nearby. The trail continues uphill behind Heceta Head Lighthouse and continues over the headland and down the other side. Several spots allow for spectacular views north along the coastline. The trail forks after 1.8 miles. At the fork take a left and follow the Hobbit Trail 0.4 miles to a secluded beach. If you want to continue on you can follow the beach to Washburne State Park, which is another 1.2 miles north and then loop back 1.7 miles along the Valley Trail to a turnoff located on Highway 101. The start of the Valley Trail is located on the east side of the highway in Washburne State Park. Once you reach the turnoff on Highway 101 walk 100 feet north and cross the highway to find yourself back at the Hobbit Trail post. If you complete this loop back to Devils Elbow State Park you will have walked 6.9 miles. Alternatively you can park at the turnoff mentioned above and save yourself a park fee at the Devils Elbow picnic area and take the trail south from there.
92072 Highway 101 South
Yachats, Oregon 97498