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A Hiking Adventure Along Oregon's Central Coast

Hike old-growth forests along the Oregon Coast as you learn about local ecosystems, explore coastal dunes. Choose from two hiking options of varying distances and elevations.
Rating (4.75)
Program No. 4896RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,399
Oregon

A Hiking Adventure Along Oregon's Central Coast

Hike old-growth forests along the Oregon Coast as you learn about local ecosystems, explore coastal dunes. Choose from two hiking options of varying distances and elevations.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,399
Program No. 4896 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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DATES & starting prices
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Jun 20 - Jun 25, 2021
Starting at
1,399
Jun 27 - Jul 2, 2021
Starting at
1,499
Aug 29 - Sep 3, 2021
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1,499
Sep 5 - Sep 10, 2021
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1,399
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jun 20 - Jun 25, 2021
Starting at
1,589
Jun 27 - Jul 2, 2021
Starting at
1,679
Aug 29 - Sep 3, 2021
Starting at
1,679
Sep 5 - Sep 10, 2021
Starting at
1,589

At a Glance

The Oregon Coast abounds in spectacular scenery and diverse natural habitats, from coastal mountains and temperate rainforests to ocean beaches and historic lighthouses. Led by experienced local interpretive experts, immerse yourself in a variety of ecosystems with day hikes offering longer spirited or shorter relaxed choices. Marvel at old-growth forests of towering Sitka spruce and Douglas fir, walk along a mountain stream with numerous cascading waterfalls and explore the vast Oregon Dunes and the spectacular basalt shoreline of the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Each hiking day, choose from two hiking options based on your desired level of challenge, ranging from 3-7 miles on varied terrain. Trail surfaces range from forest paths to sandy beaches. Elevations from 200 feet to 1,100 feet. Daily hikes are held rain or shine.
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 ...

  • Enjoy hikes through lush coastal rainforests, explore the grounds of the Heceta Head Lighthouse and experience the beauty of the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area.
  • Ride in a dune transporter for stunning views of the vast Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, the largest coastal dune complex in the Western hemisphere.
  • Hike one of the most scenic trails on the Oregon coast, the Sweet Creek Falls Trail, with its thirteen cascading waterfalls.
Featured Expert
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John Ford
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, John L. Ford has held many titles. He was part of a touring rock band, spent time as a photojournalist, and worked as a Federal Ranger at Yaquina Head Lighthouse and as a marine mammal biologist. He is also a first responder with the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network and a member of the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators. John has been an instructor with Road Scholar for over 20 years.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Dick Mason View biography
Dick Mason is a retired United Airlines Boeing 777 captain who, along with his wife Karen, built their retirement home in Florence, Oregon in 2007. With an interest in coastal oceanography, forest botany and local Native American history, Dick volunteered at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center as a naturalist and interpretive trail leader and hosted local kayak tours for Oregon State Parks. When not hiking, kayaking or fly-fishing, Dick can be found on British car club tours in his vintage MG roadster.
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An entrepreneur and nature enthusiast, Collin Ficcadenti is the owner and operator of the NW Adventures Quest Bus Tours. A jack of all trades, Collin has worked in many of the Oregon-based industries, from building cell phone towers in mountainous locations to commercial fishing out of Newport, Oregon for Dungeness crab. Collin has spent a great deal of his life pushing the limits in a multitude of extreme sports. His company has been working with Road Scholar since 2016.
Profile Image of John Ford
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, John L. Ford has held many titles. He was part of a touring rock band, spent time as a photojournalist, and worked as a Federal Ranger at Yaquina Head Lighthouse and as a marine mammal biologist. He is also a first responder with the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network and a member of the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators. John has been an instructor with Road Scholar for over 20 years.
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T. McCracken View biography
T. (Theresa) McCracken has been a naturalist, historian and humorist on the Oregon Coast for over 30 years. She's fought forest fires, was once named Forest Service Pacific Northwest Interpreter of the year, hitchhiked up much of Africa, recuperated from elephantiasis at Jane Goodall's Gombe National Park, took a barge 1,500 miles down the Congo, had cartoons published in hundreds of magazines and books, wrote a book titled "Holy Rollers: Murder and Madness in Oregon's Love Cult," and flossed every day of her adult life.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
100 Hikes / Travel Guide Oregon Coast and Coast Range
by William L. Sullivan
William Sullivan's wonderful guide to the coast's trails and natural places is the perfect general handbook to the coast. Each of the hikes is well described and the book features many great illustrations and photographs. This is another book we use a lot in the field.
Exploring the Oregon Coast Trail
by Connie Soper
This helpful little volume walks you through 40 consecutive day hikes from Fort Stevens State Park to California. Complete with maps, practical tips, and historical information, this book is sure to be an excellent supplement to your hiking experience.
The Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest
by J. Duane Sept
Possibly the most concise guide to the myriad of intertidal zone creatures you may encounter on the Oregon Coast. It's not exhaustive, but it is pocket-sized and complete enough to help you identify and appreciate the creatures of the shoreline.
Sibley Field Guide to Birds, Western North America
by David Allen Sibley
When it comes to the many birds that frequent the Oregon Coast, no guidebook is more complete than Sibley's little handbook. With wonderful illustrations and plenty of information, this is a bird watching essential on the coast.
Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast
by Jim Pojar & Andy MacKinnon
This is the guide to Northwest Coast flora. If you are interested in the trees, wildflowers, and other plants of the Oregon Coast, this is the only book that has them all.





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