A three-mile round trip hike on Neahkahnie Mountain is a must-do for hikers looking to explore the Oregon Coast. In traditional tribal language, “Ne” means “place of” and “Ekahni” means “supreme deity” making Neah-Kah-Nie “the place of the supreme deity.” When you make this trek, you’re sure to understand the name. With a 900 foot elevation gain, expect a good physical workout The destination is a spectacular reward for making the climb: a stunning perch high above the Nehalem Bay Area, revealing a truly breathtaking ocean vista. Nature’s vast beauty is sure to overcome and bring solutide and sanctity to anyone seeking it. To get to there, look for the trailhead between milepost 41 and 42 on Hwy 101 just south of Oswald West State Park. True hiking boots would be a good call this time of year as traction is necessary to navigate the muck in some of the steeper parts of the trail.
- Oregon Adventurist: BE