Yaquina Estuary Trail

Newport, Oregon 97366

Yaquina Estuary Trail

Yaquina Estuary Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Oregon coast’s two premier marine science interpretive centers are both located along the south shore of Yaquina Bay. Linking the two is a paved trail winding along the edge of the bay.

Interpretive signs describe the dynamics of the estuarine system and identify many of its inhabitants; two observation shelters allow you unobtrusively to watch the passing bird show. Use the path as an alternative to driving between the two centers, or add a short nature walk to a visit to one or both."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast (Falcon Guides)
Lizann Dunegan
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"This route explores the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, built in 1871. After exploring the lighthouse you’ll take a stroll on a long sandy beach to the historic Nye Beach District in Newport, which is host to the Newport Visual Arts Center and fun shops. The Yaquina Bay State Recreation Area covers thirty-six acres and is located on the north side of Yaquina Bay in Newport.This popular and often-crowded park is filled with paved walking paths, picnic areas, and interpretive signs that describe the history of the area." Read more
Day Hiking: Oregon Coast (The Mountaineers Books)
Bonnie Henderson
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"In 1871 a lighthouse was built at the entrance to Yaquina Bay, the first lighthouse north of the Umpqua River on the Oregon coast. Three years later it was mothballed when the more effective Yaquina Head Lighthouse went into service just up the coast. Between them stretch 3.5 miles of beach. Both lighthouses are accessible by car and are open for tours, daily in summer at this writing. If you’re not in a rush, consider walking from one to the other, on what served as the main coastal highway in the 1870s and for several decades thereafter." Read more
Day Hiking Oregon Coast (The Mountaineers Books)
Bonnie Henderson
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"The Oregon Coast's two premier marine science interpretive centers are both located along the south shore of Yaquina Bay. Linking the two is a paved trail winding along the edge of the bay. Use the path as an alternative to driving between the two centers, or add a short nature walk on to a visit to one or both." Read more

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Trail Information

Newport
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
0.5
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Shuttle
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Mark O. Hatfield Marine Science Center
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Dec 2018