Will the Oregon Coast Trail be the next Oregon Scenic Trail? (2014)
Oregonians know why the coast is featured in The 7 Wonders of Oregon promotion — besides taking in the breathtaking scenery, we love to explore and enjoy the beach whether tidepooling, beachcombing or hiking. The Oregon Coast Trail is a stunning 382-mile hike along the beach, threading through forests and climbing up and over headlands. Whether you make the entire trek or hike 2-3 miles of the most scenic portions, the experience is classic “Oregon.”
Do you think the trail should be named an Oregon Scenic Trail? The scenic trail designation would promote the Oregon Coast Trail as among the elite trail experiences our state offers. Signs acknowledging the designation would be added at trailheads.
Share your thoughts at two open houses. The first meeting is April 1 (6-7:30 p.m.) at the Coos Bay Library, 525 Anderson Ave. A second meeting is set for Lincoln City, April 9 (6-7:30 p.m.) at the Driftwood Public Library, 801 SW Hwy 101.
The Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council will use your comments to guide their recommendation to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission. For more information or to comment on the proposal, e-mail or call Rocky Houston, state trails coordinator, (503) 986-0750.