By far, Rockaway Beach’s largest resident is a mammoth Western Red Cedar. This rare treasure is 49 feet in circumference, making it among one of Oregon’s largest trees. It resides inside a 45-acre old growth forest and Cedar wetlands preserve on the Oregon coastal behind Rockaway Beach. An easy trail leads less than a mile through a boggy area of giant trees, ending at a boardwalk platform that surrounds the colossal Western Red Cedar.
The trailhead and the parking lot is on the corner of Highway 101 and Washington Street at the south end of Rockaway Beach.