North Spit Trail

Empire (subdivision), Oregon

North Spit Trail Professional Review and Guide

"About a mile north of the mouth of Coos Bay lie the scorched and rusting remains of the New Carissa, a 660-foot wood chip freighter that ran aground here on Feb. 4, 1999. After it was set afire in an attempt to burn off the fuel oil, the ship broke in two. The bow was eventually towed offshore and scuttled at sea, but the scorched and rusting stern remained in the surfline for years. It is still there at this writing, though state officials planned to have it removed in 2008. With or without a shipwreck, the North Spit can be an appealing destination for a beach walk, with good birdwatching potential along the way."

North Spit Trail Reviews

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8/10/2008
Nice hike along the beach. The remains of the New Carissa have been removed. This stretch of beach is not well-traveled, and you usually have the whole thing to yourself.
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Trail Information

Empire (subdivision)
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
4.2
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
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Jun 2018