Once the Corps of Discovery built Fort Clatsop, they turned their attention to exploring the land nearby. Members of the Corps spent time exploring the area for purposes of hunting, scientific discovery, salt making, and surveying/mapping. Some of their travels took them southwest to the area's bounteous beaches, including what are now Sunset Beach and Seaside.
While the Corps forged its way through deep woods, muddy bogs and windswept beaches, today the park maintains a trail network with trails of different lengths, difficulty levels, and surrounding nature.
See below for descriptions and information about our individual trails, including the Fort to Sea, Kwis Kwis, South Slough, Netul, and Clay Pit Pond.
Although the trails are navigable in any weather, please note that rain can make the trail slick in some places and muddy or partially inundated in others. Please visit our safety page for more information about how you can prepare for your day hike at the park. Be sure as well to stop in at the visitor center to check in, pay your fees, and get a trail map before you hit the trails.