The only part of Fort Stevens that I've seen is the portion of beach front where there is a shipwreck. To get to the ship, all you need to do is hike up and over a mini sand dune. The ship there has been resting in it's spot since 1906. Parts of the ship are scattered south of the main ship. I've been there during low tide and high tide. I prefer low tide because you can get up and close to the ship. If you like photography, this is a great place for a photo-op. Especially if you're there as the sun is lowering in the sky. I'm pretty sure the ship literally made love to my camera last time I was there. Below are their photo-babies.
This park is north Oregon coast. If you're heading to Astoria, this is a really easy side-trip. While in Astoria, eat at Bridgewater Bistro for fine dining right on the water with great views. Eat at Bowpickers for absolutely delicious fish 'n chips made fresh to order. They can potentially run out of fish because they use fish caught that morning.
I moved to the Pacific Northwest in August of 2012. I quickly identified myself as a hiker. I want to document my experiences so that I can refer to them for myself and others to provide the best hiking experience. I also hope to learn more about hiking from others comments and recommendations.