Bob Straub State Park is one of the many fun exciting hiking trails located in the heart of Pacific City. An approximately one mile, sandy trail takes you from the gathering parking lot all the way down to the spit of the Nestucca River.
Two trails located at the beginning of the hike allow you to either walk along the gorgeous Nestucca, or you can parallel the great views the Pacific Ocean. Once at the opening of the spit don’t be surprised if you are greeted by a plethora of harbor seals that frequent this area. This hike is one of the easy, family friendly walks in Pacific City and would be a “must do” once you are in town.
We thankfully have this natural state park due to Robert Straub (governor of Oregon from 1975-1979) who assisted in the Department of Transportation’s decision to not realign Highway 101 to follow the beach in Pacific City. Therefore the day-use state park, located south of the famous Cape Kiwanda was named for him.
Be sure to check out all of Pacific City’s hiking areas, whether you are an avid hiker or just want to take a stroll through the natural setting, all are sure to enjoy the scenery and tranquility of Pacific City. Some of our favorites are Bob Straub, Cape Lookout, Cascade Head, and Sand Lakes.