ABOUT: The Trail and this Website
Coast Trail is envisioned as a continuous hiking route stretching about 400 miles
from the Columbia River to the California border!
miles uses the beach and 155 miles is along completed inland trails and
roadway sections with 45 miles of gaps to be developed.
development began in 1971 by Oregon State Parks, the agency declared
it "hikable" in 1988 and continues to build new sections. Their
"Connection Strategy" released in 2011 proposed a target
date of 2021 for completion. Although still a "work-in-progress,"
it offers varied recreational opportunities from day hikes to overnight
treks and the challenges of potentially thru-hiking the entire
length of the Oregon coast.
This website was developed by the National Coast Trail Association to
address the apparent growing need for information, especially
for detailed maps and for logistic planning, such that backpackers
could make overnight treks or embrace the challenges associated with
thru-hiking the entire route.
the trail, this website is a "work-in-progress" with new
information being added over time and eventually expanded for a variety of
users. This website offers both general and specific information about the
Oregon Coast Trail. General information already available
elsewhere and also that is developed by us will be freely offered to everyone.
A future objective is to provide specific information that is specially researched and created by
us to those who become supporting members or
simply make a nominal online donation. Visit JOIN to learn how your
support can help to realize the vision of an Oregon Coast Trail!
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