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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.
Rating (4.8)
Program No. 4896RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,249

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
John Ford is a marine research photographer and naturalist with over two decades of research and education experience. His specialty is marine mammal photo ID and has worked from British Columbia to Baja Mexico and in Hawaii with the Pacific Whale Foundation and the Northwest Marine Mammal Stranding Network. John worked as an interpreter at the Bureau of Land Management Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Natural Scenic Area in Newport, Oregon and explores the wonders of the Northwest coast with his wife, Stephanie and daughter, Sierra.

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

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Collin Ficcadenti
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John Ford
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