Hikes Along the Oregon & California Coasts – Maps Plus GPS Files

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Hiking along the southern Oregon and northern California coast often means the coastal trails. But there are nearby trails in the mountains and along the many rivers that offer great day trips, or several days of continuous hiking and camping.  Favorite inland hikes include the Rogue River Trail, plus the Illinois River Trail.   Of course, there is nothing like hiking through the California Redwoods.

Many of the hikes include GPX, KMZ or KML downloadable files. KML and KMZ files will open in Google Earth to display the hike. GPX files are uploadable to a GPS device. Every attempt has been made to be accurate, but it cannot be guaranteed. If you find information that is not accurate or needs to be updated, please contact us. Sending GPX files would be appreciated.

More information about the Oregon Coast Trail and California Coastal Trail…..

Hiking Near Reedsport

Hiking in the Reedsport and Winchester Bay area means tackling the scenic Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

The dunes are massive with stunning views. The hikes can be easy, or extremely challenging, with several hikes over the Sahara like dunes.  More information…..

Hiking Near Coos Bay and Charleston

Hiking changes dramatically north and south of Coos Bay. To the north are the Oregon Dunes with their miles of sand hiking.  To the south, the shoreline changes dramatically as cliffs rise and the dunes disappear. The most scenic hiking is west of Charleston…  More information.

Hiking Near Bandon

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Blacklock Point Floras Lake hiking trail

East of Bandon is the Powers Ranger District and access to the Siskiyou National Forest and portions of the Rogue River Wilderness.  More information….

Hiking Near Port Orford and Gold Beach

Lower (West) Rogue River Trail

Take the family for a nature walk down from Cape Sebastian, challenge Humbug Mountain or set out for overnight backpack trip in the Rogue River Trail or Illinois River Trail through the Siskiyou National Forest and the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.  More information….

Hiking Near Brookings

Secret Beach

Most of the hiking near Brookings involves sections of the Oregon Coast Trail, north of town.  But there are  at least two other notable hikes located inland in the wilderness.  More information…..

Hiking Near Crescent City

There are several trails near Crescent City.  One involves a hike out to the dunes north of town.  Others are through or near the Redwoods.   More information…..

Hiking Near Eureka

Most of the day hikes involve the amazing Redwoods, but there are a few along the coast.  Several hikes are listed on the National Park website and vary from just over a mile to over 32 miles.  More information….



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