If you have the time, hiking the Oregon Coast is a breath-taking experience. Take a day hike or a couple months to travel the 362-mile Oregon Coast Trail.
The Oregon Coast Trail runs from just over the Washington state border, from the north jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River and finishes just south of Brookings. The majority of the Trail is on the beach, but then winds through state parks and other public lands.
The sandy beaches along the Pacific Ocean, the wildlife, birds and lush foliage are all there to keep you company on your trek. Don't forget binoculars, a camera, bottled water and warm clothing.
It's especially helpful to have a tide table book and a Point-to-Point Guide along with you. The Guides are available at most local shops along the coastline. While you're there, you may want to consider a whale and bird watching guide as well...just to complete the package and get the most of your times along the Oregon Coast. ;)
It's always important to keep the land around you clean, clear and complete. Being a conscientious traveler makes it nice for everyone now and in the future.
Here are a few important tips to get the most from your journey on foot while taking care of the coastline and trails:
For additional information, you can contact the Oregon Parks Information Center at 800-551-6949.
Happy trails to yooooooooooooou! ;)
Hiking the Oregon Coast is also a terrific book that details over 50 hikes from from Astoria to Gold Beach. All details of pulling together some great time along the Oregon Coast are included.
Hit my Travel Guide section and download the Oregon Coast Trail Guide. If you've ever wanted to journey along the famous Oregon Coast Trail, this guide will show you how.