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Rockaway
Choose Your Pace: Hiking Oregon's Northern Coast and Beaches
Discover Oregon’s best kept secret — the northern coast — on an adventure that’ll have you learning about local history as you walk in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark at your own pace.
Program No. 2165RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
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6 days
5 nights
13 meals
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DAY
1
Relax from your busy life in our peaceful lodge nestled amongst giant old growth trees. Meet new friends and learn about the week ahead.
Rockaway, OR
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Twin Rocks Friends Camp and Conference Center

Afternoon: 5:30 PM Group socializing activities - Meet your fellow Road Scholars.

Dinner: 6:15 pm dinner at Twin Rocks dining room. Our goal is to provide healthy meals with options for special diet requests. People requesting special diets may need to supplement the meals with their personal items to ensure they meet their dietary needs

Evening: Program orientation and preparation for the week ahead until 9:00 PM.

DAY
2
Enjoy hiking the beaches and trails around our lodge.
Rockaway, OR
B,L,D
Twin Rocks Friends Camp and Conference Center

Activity note: The beach at Twin Rocks is soft to hard packed sand. The trails around the lodge vary from packed gravel to dirt with some muddy patches and exposed tree roots.

Breakfast: Breakfast at 7:30 am. Lunch materials are laid out for assembly of lunch.

Morning: Hike the beach with views of Twin Rocks. ~2 miles, no elevation gain.

Lunch: Sack lunch on the trail.

Afternoon: Hike the trails around the lodge through Old growth Sitka Spruce and Cedar forest. ~3 miles, 800 ft. elevation gain.

Dinner: 6:15 pm dinner at Twin Rocks dining room.

Evening: Evening presentation on local environmental issues or history. Presentation and discussion will end by 9:00 pm.

DAY
3
Hike & Visit Cannon Beach
Rockaway, OR
B,L,D
Twin Rocks Friends Camp and Conference Center

Activity note: The Hug point hike is on a hard packed sandy beach. You can shorten this hike by riding in the van that parallels the beach whenever you get tired. Optional Ecola to Indian Beach hike, 1.5 miles 400 ft. elevation gain, on path along side of mountain with some muddy spots. Optional add on to Tillamook Head, 3.9 mile RT with 900 ft. elevation gain, on nice trail with a few muddy spots and along fire road.

Breakfast: 7:30 am breakfast in Twin Rocks dining room. Lunch materials laid out for assembly of lunch.

Morning: Walk the beach along dramatic cliffs and Haystack rocks and listen to the crashing waves.

Lunch: Sack lunch on the trail.

Afternoon: Hike Ecola State Park with beautiful vistas along the coast and follow a portion of the Lewis and Clark trail. Visit some of Cannon Beach's art galleries and other quaint shops.

Dinner: 6:15 pm dinner at Twin Rocks dining room

Evening: Evening presentation on local environmental issues or history. Program will end by 9:00 pm.

DAY
4
Hike & Visit Historic Fort Clatsop
Rockaway, OR
B,L
Twin Rocks Friends Camp and Conference Center

Activity note: Hike from Peter Iredale shipwreck to Fort Stevens museum on hard packed sand and paved paths. Fort Clatsop hike on board walk from Netul landing to visitor center.

Breakfast: 7:30 am breakfast in Twin Rocks dining room. Lunch materials laid out for assembly of lunch.

Morning: Hike at Fort Stevens along the beaches and through the forests to the World War II fortifications. See the remains of the Peter Iredale, a 1906 shipwreck. 3.8 miles one way with shuttle; minimal elev. gain.

Lunch: Sack lunch on the trail.

Afternoon: Visit Fort Clatsop, the 1805/06 winter encampment of Lewis and Clark. 1.5 miles with minimal elevation gain.

Dinner: Dinner on your own at local eatery in charming coastal trown of Seaside.

Evening: No evening program as we drive back from Seaside to the lodge.

DAY
5
Hike, Cape Meares Lighthouse & the Octopus Tree
Rockaway, OR
B,L,D
Twin Rocks Friends Camp and Conference Center

Activity note: Cape Lookout trail is a nice path with a few muddy spots and some exposed tree roots.

Breakfast: 7:30 am breakfast in Twin Rocks dining room. Lunch materials laid out for assembly of lunches.

Morning: Start hiking Cape Lookout trail beneath massive Sitka Spruce laden with moss and huge primeval ferns. Dramatic viewpoints await at every corner. 5.2 miles, 400 ft. elevation gain.

Lunch: Sack lunch on the trail.

Afternoon: Visit Cape Meares' 1890's era lighthouse and the Octopus tree. The surrounding rocks and stacks are a significant seabird nesting area that attracts eagles and falcons. 1.2 miles, 100 ft. elevation gain.

Dinner: 6:15 PM dinner at Twin Rocks Dining Room.

Evening: Share stories, photos and experiences from the week during a closing program that ends by 9:00 pm.

DAY
6
Memories of beautiful scenery and new friends.
Rockaway, OR
B

Activity note: No activity scheduled as people pack up for their departure after breakfast.

Breakfast: Breakfast at 7:15 AM.

Morning: Program ends at 8:00 AM.






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