Hiking the Oregon Coast Guide Book

by Lizann Dunegan (Falcon Guides)
Hiking the Oregon Coast  by Lizann Dunegan

230pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0762725745

Here are 40 of the best trails along the Beaver State's rugged coast. Examine the Fresnel prism lenses of Cape Meares lighthouse; wander through the rolling sand dunes along Tahkenitch Creek in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area; or pause in groves of Oregon myrtle and coastal redwoods at Alfred A. Loeb State Park. Let veteran hiker and local guide Lizann Dunegan lead you through short nature walks, challenging mountain treks, and leisurely beach strolls. Inside you'll find: up-to-date trail information; accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails; difficulty ratings for each hike; detailed trail maps; listings for local attractions, restaurants, and hotels.

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Trails from the "Hiking the Oregon Coast" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: This hike through Alfred A. Loeb State Park offers a rare glimpse of two hard-to-find tree species: the Oregon myrtlewood and the redwood. The Riverview Trail follows the banks of the salmon- and stee ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Oregon Coast"
Brookings, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: Waterfall lovers will enjoy this tour of Alsea Falls and Green Peak Falls in the Alsea Falls Recreation Area. The route travels next to the South Fork Alsea River and Alsea Falls and leads you through ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Oregon Coast"
Alsea, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This easy, 2-mile out-and-back trail takes you through part of the Babyfoot Lake Botanical Area, home to many rare plant species that are found only in the unspoiled Kalmiopsis Wilderness. After 1 m ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Oregon Coast"
Cave Junction, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The hamlet of Cannon Beach, located approximately 73 miles northwest of Portland, is a popular tourist destination and home to famous Haystack Rock. Tourists who come here can stroll through the town’ ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Oregon Coast"
Cannon Beach, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This hike takes you on the Oregon Coast Trail through the heart of Samuel H. Boardman State Park. You'll walk through thick Sitka spruce forest, past bubbling coastal creeks, on wild and windy headlan ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Oregon Coast"
Brookings, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.4
... Preview: The route takes you on a beach trek and then to the top of Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City. You can explore tide pools, play in the surf, and enjoy spectacular views of Haystack Rock, Nestucca Bay to the ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Oregon Coast"
Pacific City, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This easy ramble through a lush coastal forest of rare old-growth Sitka spruce leads to the end of scenic Cape Lookout in Cape Lookout State Park. Along the way there are magnificent views of Cape Mea ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Oregon Coast"
Tillamook, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Cape Meares, located in Cape Meares State Park, is one of three scenic capes along the Three Capes Scenic Highway—the other two capes are Cape Lookout and Cape Kiwanda. A hike here includes numerous o ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Oregon Coast"
Tillamook, OR - Hiking
... Preview: Take your pick of ten trails that wind through the 2,700-acre Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. Depending on the trail you select, you can experience a botanical wonderland of coastal forest, rocky tide pool ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Oregon Coast"
Yachats, OR - Hiking
... Preview: This route takes you on a trek through the Cascade Head National Scenic Research Area, which harbors one of the six remaining populations of the threatened Oregon silverspot butterfly and rare wildflo ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Oregon Coast"
Lincoln City, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: This route explores a unique coastal forest right in the heart of Astoria. You’ll get to view a 300-year-old Sitka spruce tree and climb to the top of the historic, 125-foot Astoria Column. From the t ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Oregon Coast"
Astoria, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This route takes you on a beach trek in Bullards Beach State Park to view the historic Coquille River Lighthouse. Bullards Beach State Park is sandwiched between the Coquille River and the Pacific Oce ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Oregon Coast"
Bandon, OR - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: Churning waves, offshore rocks, and an interesting sea cave are some of the many highlights on this fun coast hike. This route begins with a tour of Devil’s Punchbowl, a collapsed sea cave, and then y ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Oregon Coast"
Newport, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: This forest path that descends 340 feet takes you on a fun tour through a thick coastal forest and across a magnificent suspension bridge over Drift Creek. From the bridge you’ll have a grand view of ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Oregon Coast"
Lincoln City, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Located in scenic Ecola State Park, this classic coastal route offers a winding singletrack trail through a dense coastal forest with awesome ocean views, and a picturesque beach for a finale. Trail s ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Oregon Coast"
Cannon Beach, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This fun route combines three short trails in Fort Canby State Park and takes you through an old-growth Sitka spruce forest, along scenic rocky coastline, and to the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Cente ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Oregon Coast"
Ilwaco, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Shipwrecks, sandy beaches, and wetlands filled with wildlife await those who wander on trails and beachfront in Fort Stevens State Park. You can view the skeleton hull of the Peter Iredale shipwreck, ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Oregon Coast"
Astoria, OR - Hiking
... Preview: This forest trail travels through a western hemlock and old-growth Sitka spruce forest to a dramatic cliff-top viewpoint overlooking Harts Cove. From this high perch you can see sea lions offshore and ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Oregon Coast"
Lincoln City, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: This hike takes you on a tour of the Yaquina Bay Estuary adjacent to the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Interpretive signs educate you on the plants and animals that inhabit this unique ecosystem. Fr ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Oregon Coast"
Newport, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Take a picturesque walk to one of Oregon’s most photographed lighthouses. Nestled on the edge of the coastal protrusion Heceta Head, the 205-foot-tall Heceta Head Lighthouse is a welcoming beacon to s ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Oregon Coast"
Florence, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1