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Tillamook Bay – Three Capes Loop

  • Length:
    21 miles
  • Difficulty:
    Moderate
  • Nearby Cities:
    Tillamook, Netarts, Oceanside
  • Region:
    The Coast
  • Attributes:
    Coastal, Rural, Small Hills

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Directions

These maps and directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, or other events may cause road conditions to differ from the map results. For travel options, weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941.

Start west on OR-131 W/3rd St/Netarts Hwy 1.8 miles (2866 meters)
Continue west on Bayocean Rd 4.1 miles (6676 meters)
Continue northwest on Bayocean Rd NW 1.1 miles (1829 meters)
Turn left onto Cape Meares Loop 0.2 miles (394 meters)
Head northwest on Bayshore Dr 3.1 miles (4926 meters)
Continue onto Cape Meares Loop 1.2 miles (1929 meters)
Continue southeast on OR-131 E 0.2 miles (337 meters)
Head north on OR-131 E/Netarts Hwy W 7.5 miles (12026 meters)
Head west on OR-131 W/3rd St 0.3 miles (431 meters)

This short but scenic ride starts in downtown Tillamook and heads out the Three Capes Scenic Route, one of the best places along the coast because it gets you off Highway 101 for a while. Start with a peaceful pedal along Tillamook Bay, and then be sure to stop and read the sign with the story of Bayocean, a long-gone community. From Bayocean Peninsula, you’ll find some good short hills as you climb up toward Cape Meares, then drop down into picturesque Oceanside. From there it’s on to Netarts, another sleepy beach town off the beaten path, before looping back on Netarts Road to Tillamook.

You can extend this ride by going to Sandlake Road (past Cape Lookout), which will take you to Highway 101 for the return to Tillamook. For a really long ride, stay on the Three Capes Loop all the way to Pacific City (home of Cape Kiwanda, the third cape), where there are several options to get back to 101 for the return trip.

Motorized Vehicle Traffic: Moderate

Seasons: All

Photos of this Ride

Comments

  1. Fun ride! Hwy 131 was closed due to slides but it was open for walkers and bikes.

  2. Due to landslide, Cape Meares Loop Road (The Three Capes Scenic Loop connects Cape Meares State Park, Cape Lookout State Park, and Cape Kiwanda State Park Hwy going t) is closed from MP 1.0 to MP 2.5 (Lighthouse parking lot) due to slide movement.
    This route will be closed for an undefined time. Traffic should be routed to use hwy 131 to Oceanside and turn onto Cape Meares loop and travel north to state park. Questions may be answered by Tillamook County road department @ (503)842-3419

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