Monday, November 01, 2010

Fort To Sea Trail-North Oregon Coast

I'll let you in on a little secret: October at the coast ain't bad! We hiked three miles of the Fort to Sea trail in the last week of October without one raindrop touching us.

In the past, we've hiked from Fort Clatsop some distance going west, but today we tried the west end heading east. There's a short section of coastal woods leaving the Sunset Beach trailhead, but then it was cow pastures until the highway tunnel. All the storm damage from 2007 has been cleared from the trail.

There's also a short trail to a viewing platform with a nice view of Tillamook Head, but we needed a spotting scope to see any waterbirds offshore.

Both trails leave from the Sunset Beach trailhead. Look for signs about eight miles north of Seaside on Highway 101. More information here.

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