Fort Stevens State Park

Astoria, Oregon

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Shipwrecks and sandy beaches await those who wander on the paved bicycle paths at Fort Stevens State Park. Cruise through a coastal forest; view the skeletal remains of the Peter Iredale shipwreck; and learn about the area’s history at the Fort Stevens Military Museum located inside the park. Trail surface: Paved bicycle path and sandy beach. The whalelike metal skeleton of the Peter Iredale invites the curious traveler to Fort Stevens State Park for further inspection. Fort Stevens State Park is situated on Clatsop Spit, a skinny stretch of sand that forms the gateway to the Columbia River. Also known as “Graveyard of the Ships” because of storms, rough seas, and fog, this area has caused more than 2,000 wrecks of ships trying to cross the Columbia bar.
Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon

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Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon

by Lizann Dunegan (Falcon Guides)

Shipwrecks and sandy beaches await those who wander on the paved bicycle paths at Fort Stevens State Park. Cruise through a coastal forest; view the skeletal remains of the Peter Iredale shipwreck; and learn about the area’s history at the Fort Stevens Military Museum located inside the park. Trail surface: Paved bicycle path and sandy beach.

The whalelike metal skeleton of the Peter Iredale invites the curious traveler to Fort Stevens State Park for further inspection. Fort Stevens State Park is situated on Clatsop Spit, a skinny stretch of sand that forms the gateway to the Columbia River. Also known as “Graveyard of the Ships” because of storms, rough seas, and fog, this area has caused more than 2,000 wrecks of ships trying to cross the Columbia bar.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Astoria
Distance: 6.5
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Oregon Parks and Recreation
Driving Directions: Directions to Fort Stevens State Park

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May 2018