This is a trail that provides a number of options. You can drop your bike lock your bike to a post at the North Trail Head parking... more » area, then drive to the South Trail Head to hike to the North then cycle back to the South Trail Head.
Hike from the South to North Trail Head then back again.
Hike from either the North or South Trail Head to the summit then back to where you started from.
Or finally hike from either the North or South trail heads and get picked up by a friend at the other end.
Head out South from Seaside approximately 23 miles on a great coastal drive down 101 with excellent views and scenery. Drop your bike off at the parking area where you will see a sign on the East side of 101 that says "Oregon Coast Trail".
The route is relatively straight forward with a series of zig-zags followed by a straight trail towards the peak. On a good day views from the peak are outstanding. Follow the trail to the North end. The trail appears to go in a North Easterly direction at one stage, just stay on the obvious trail and it will descend back down to 101 and the ocean. Ride your bike back around the highway (not for children) to the South end and your vehicle. The North end trail head sign says "Oregon Coast Trail" and not Neahkahnie Mountain. less «