This year the Angora Hiking Club will be leading 8 hikes that will cover the 64.4 miles of the north portion of the Oregon Coast Trail. These hikes are open to the community, and we encourage you to join us for one or all of the walks. Listed below are the hikes. Distances vary because of variability of beach access on various parts of the coastline. Due to tidal and trail conditions, we are not doing the walks in consecutive order but, if you do them all, you will have covered the entire North Oregon Coast. If you have questions about this program, contact Arline LaMear, 503-338-6883.

Car shuttles will begin at the Basin St. parking lot across Basin St. from Astoria KFC. Walkers should gather there by 9 a.m. for the March, April, May and June hikes. The remaining hikes, July, August, September, and October will begin at 8 a.m. to allow extra time for the longer drives to the walk start points.

A record book is available for $2 in which to record the eight legs of the North Oregon Coast Trail. Upon completion of all eight hikes, participants will receive a certificate. If you are interested in receiving one of the record books, please call 503-338-6883 so we will know how many to have on hand.

Hike 1 (9.6 mi.) – Mar. 21, 9am South Jetty (Parking Lot C at Ft. Stevens) to Sunset Beach.

Hike 2 (10.8 mi.)- Apr. 18, 9am Sunset Beach to parking lot in Seaside at Tillamook Head trailhead.

Hike 3 (6.9 mi.) – May 16, 9am Parking lot (Seaside) at Tillamook Head trailhead over Tillamook Head to Ecola State Park picnic area.

Hike 4 (9.4 mi.) – June 20, 9am Ecola Park picnic area to Cape Falcon to Arch Cape.

Hike 5 (7.9 mi.) – July 18, 8am Oswald West State Park Picnic Area to Arch Cape (start from south so we can hit Hug Point at low tide)

Hike 6 (7.0 mi.) – Aug. 15, 8am Jetty Fishery to Barview Jetty – Tillamook Bay

Hike 7 (5.6 mi.) – Sept. 19, 8am Nehalem Rd. to Manzanita beach access and to ferry pick-up.

Hike 8 (7.1 mi.) – Oct. 17, 8am South side of Neahkahnie Mt. to Oswald West Picnic Area

The Angora Hiking Club was founded July 4, 1920 on the summit of Saddle Mountain. Its purpose was to bring outdoor enthusiasts together to explore our beautiful north Oregon coastal region, and encourage good stewardship for the land. All are welcome to hike with the club. More information, including the 2012 schedule, can be found on the club web site

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