Cape Blanco North Shore Trail

Sixes, Oregon 97476

Cape Blanco North Shore Trail

Cape Blanco North Shore Trail Professional Guide

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"In contrast to the dense vegetation covering all but the very tip of Blacklock Point, Cape Blanco is bare and windswept. The park occupies much of the nearly 2000-acre former Hughes family ranch, which began as an eighty-acre parcel of land purchased by Irish immigrant Patrick Hughes in 1860. In 1870, Cape Blanco Lighthouse went into operation on the point— the oldest operating lighthouse on the Oregon coast, the westernmost light in the forty-eight contiguous states, and, at an elevation of 245 feet, the highest in Oregon as well.

It's nearly seven-foot-tall Fresnel lens is still in use and is visible twenty-six miles at sea. It is open for tours weekends in summer. Cape Blanco offers dramatic hiking. The north shore between the lighthouse and the Sixes River is a natural choice with its panorama of craggy rocks strewn offshore and tide pools at the cape’s tip."

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Day Hiking Oregon Coast (The Mountaineers Books)
Bonnie Henderson
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"Cape Blanco State Park occupies much of the nearly 2000-acre former Hughes family ranch, which began as an 80-acre parcel of land purchased by Irish immigrant Patrick Hughes in 1860. It's a windswept place, the westernmost point in Oregon and devoid of trees at its tip, the location of its historic 1870 lighthouse." Read more

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Trail Information

Sixes
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
10
Distance
800 feet
Elevation Gain
Several options
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Hiking, Camping
Additional Use
Views, Wildflowers
Features
Cape Blanco State Park
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