Pistol River South Access Trail at Pistol River State Park in Gold Beach, Oregon is an easy 0.2-mile out-and-back trail that features stunning views of Oregon's rugged coastline.
This trail is very short, but gives hikers access to the beach, just south of Meyers Beach, and the Pistol River. Hikers can also enjoy plenty of open space along the beach for longer, more difficult hikes.
Pets: Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out by the hiker.
Warnings: Beware of rip currents if swimming, stay off of drift wood logs to avoid injury, and watch for sneaker waves (large waves that unexpectedly wash far into the shore).