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Happy Little Oregon Trails

We just got back from four days in Cannon Beach on the Oregon coast.  Of the three times we've been there we had the best weather this time by far with blue skies, sun and just a couple of rain showers to keep things interesting.  I love the rain, it seems like it just snows here.
But first Multnomah Falls only 30 mins east from PDX airport.
We went up a couple of switchbacks past Benson Bridge, the top is a gain of about 250 m.  2.5 million people visit these falls every year, we luckily chose a quiet time.  After that we headed off west through a thundershower (and Portland traffic) toward the coast.

Beach time!
Crescent Beach  8 km  220 mdistance includes exploring the beach

The best way to escape the Cannon Beach crowds is to take this easy forested trail down from Ecola Point SP.  We had the entire beach to ourselves (another couple arrived near the end, took one photo and immediately headed back up).  We explored every inch of the beach and stayed a couple of hours.  The tra…

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