Neahkahnie Mountain, Oregon
Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Neahkahnie Mountain is a mountain, or headland, on the Oregon Coast, north of Manzanita in Oswald West State Park overlooking U.S. Route 101. The peak is part of the Northern Oregon Coast Range, which is part of the Oregon Coast Range. It is best known for stories of Spanish treasure said to be buried either at the foot of the mountain, or on its slopes.In earlier times, Native Americans would set fires to clear the mountain slopes so deer and elk would have tender vegetation to eat in the spring. Pioneers afterwards did the same so their cattle and sheep would have grass to graze on. Since at least 1990, however, this practice was discontinued and the slopes are heavily forested in many places.The name comes from the Tillamook language, although according to Lewis A. McArthur the meaning of the word is controversial. Neah-Kah-Nie (other spellings, although obsolescent include "Ne-a-karney" and Ne-kah-ni) is translated as "the place of the god", whose name has been transcribed as Acarna.Historyin 1971 M. Wayne Jensen Jr., Director of the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum and Don Vlies, commercial fishermen suggested the stones were traces of a plane table survey made by Sir Francis Drake in 1579 as a Symbolic Sovereign Act for EnglandTo visit Neahkahnie Mountain on your holiday in Manzanita, and find out what else Manzanita has to offer, use our Manzanita itinerary maker.
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Wow, wow , wow so beautiful the view of the almost highest cost line of Oregon. The weather was so super nice, sunny with some clouds and blue skies. If you have the change to stop on the highest view... read more »
We were just passing through this area and were running short of time to make the hike so we stopped at the Wayfinding Point to take in the views of the coast. Not a bad way to spend 15 or so minutes.
The views are excellent along the hike. We walked from the north trail head. Nice views of Short Sand Beach and Oswald West State Park. The fabulous view from the top looks south and we could see for ... read more »
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