Gentle Walks Along the Southern Oregon Coast

Explore the stunning and diverse Oregon Coast on foot, by jet boat and by dune buggy as you explore tidepools, sand dunes, beaches and estuaries with an expert naturalist.
Program No. 23655RJ
6 days
Starts at

At a Glance

The terrain and landscapes of the Oregon Coast are as varied as the wildlife that calls these ecosystems home. Explore this beautiful and fascinating region on foot, by jet boat and by dune buggy as you venture out across a tidepool, an estuary, sand dunes, beaches and rivers with an expert naturalist. Nourish yourself between gentle walks with the region’s seafood and a picnic lunch in the shade of a myrtlewood tree. Learn about marine and terrestrial biomes, the formation of sand dunes and human impacts on the natural environment. Plus, take in majestic views of the Pacific as you hike to the farthest western point of the continental U.S.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Walking up to 2 miles a day on uneven ground, unpaved trails or sandy beaches. Some steep stairs.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Traverse the sea floor at low tide to spot sea urchins, sea stars and a variety of other marine life.
  • Feel the spray of the Rogue River on your face on a 64-mile jet boat ride narrated by a knowledgeable navigator, watching for ospreys, bald eagles, black bears and other wildlife.
  • Get a view of the Oregon Sand Dunes that seem to go on forever as you hike the rugged terrain, and enjoy a dune buggy ride on the dunes.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a value-priced single room.
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