Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail

Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail

400 Miles from the Columbia River to California

Bonnie Henderson

$24.95

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  • First and only comprehensive guide to the entire Oregon Coast Trail
  • Experienced, passionate author is the authority on the OCT
  • Perennial interest in long-distance trails
From vast beaches and lush forests to windswept bluffs and dramatic sea stacks, the stunning wild coast of Oregon is emerging as the next great long-distance hiking experience. The OCT includes 200-plus miles of publicly accessible beaches, as well as established trails through city, county, and state parks and national forest lands.

Breaking the trail into five major sections, each with an elevation profile, Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail provides detailed descriptions of 34 route legs with mileage, maps, resupply options, itineraries, hazards, camping or lodging options, and more. Introductory chapters advise on when to start, what to bring, and what to expect, while sidebars throughout share trail history, flora and fauna, and worthy side trips.

The OCT is a truly singular experience with unique challenges such as finding campsites in some areas and navigating coastal tides, weather, and river mouth crossings. This guide synthesizes everything hikers need to know to plan and enjoy a successful adventure.


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Bonnie Henderson:
Bonnie Henderson is author of two guidebooks, Day Hiking: Oregon Coast 2nd Edition and Best Hikes with Kids: Oregon 2nd Edition, as well as the critically acclaimed The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast, and Oregon Book Awards finalist Strand: An Odyssey of Pacific Ocean Debris. When she is not on the coast, she lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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