National Coast Trail Association Recommendation, Oregon Coast Trail:
POSTPONE OR CANCEL Thru-Hikes and Overnight Backpacking Trips
due to COVID-19 until further notice. Detailed information can be found here.
Maps and descriptions of specific
coast trail segments can be found in these quality guidebooks.
are both a great resource for hiking and include other information to
have while traveling along the Oregon Coast to learn, explore and
connect with other coastal trails, nature, history and culture.
They all include maps with varied detail of many trail segments.
Oregon Coast & Coast Range, 4th Edition.
by William L. Sullivan /
Navillus Press (2016) /
complete coastal guide describes hiking trails, campgrounds, museums,
towns, and lighthouses from Washington's Long Beach south to
The expanded and revised Fourth
Edition includes a 32-page color travel guide to coastal highlights, a
guide to the Oregon Coast Trail, a color wildflower guide, a catalog of
campgrounds, and a chart of the best inns and quaint hotels on the
Oregon Coast. More
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Day Hiking Oregon Coast, 2nd Edition
by Bonnie Henderson / The
Mountaineers Books (2015) /
Day Hiking: Oregon Coast, 2nd Edition is a special sort of hiking guidebook. On
one hand, there are dozens of hikes to choose from for an easy family
outing. However, it also is a comprehensive guide to a
once-in-a-lifetime, multiday trek of the ever-popular Oregon Coast
Trail. Essentially this guide works for everyone wanting to experience
any or all of Oregon’s Pacific Coast.
This comprehensive and engaging new edition includes:
- All new maps
- All new Hikes-at-a-Glance chart
- All new photos, including a color insert
- GPS coordinates added to all hikes
- Coastal day hikes and beach walks for all skill levels
and advice for through-hiking or section-hiking the 382-mile Oregon
Coast Trail Completely overhauled, our popular Oregon coast guidebook
is reborn in the multifeatured, graphically engaging Day Hiking series.
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Exploring The Oregon
40 Consecutive Day Hikes from the Columbia River to the California Border
by Connie Soper / Dragonfly Press (2015) / ISBN: 978-0-9768387-5-3
If you have taken even a short walk on any beach in Oregon, you have been on the Oregon Coast Trail.
This wonderfully scenic and diverse trail extends nearly 400 miles from
the Columbia River to the California border, with over half those miles
on sand. Exploring the Oregon Coast Trail provides the
information you need to complete the entire trail, or to enjoy segments
of it as a series of day hikes. This book also provides insights on
chapters of Oregon’s coastal history that make hiking the OCT a special
and unique experience. In doing so, it reminds us to celebrate Oregon’s
open beaches and not take them for granted.
Highlights of the book include:
route descriptions for 40 consecutive day hikes along the OCT,
beginning at the mouth of the Columbia River and ending at the
- Mile-by-mile maps for most hikes
- Directions for reaching the start and end points of each hike
- Logistical information needed to successfully navigate the OCT, such as tidal considerations and arranging for boat rides
- Historical and present day photographs of places visited along the OCT
- Feature articles on the history and personalities that make hiking the OCT possible More
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