Bastendorff Bog Hike--Sunday February 19


Bastendorff Bog trail hike out and back, with some additional hiking in the area.


 The hike will start in the Sunset Bay Day Use area.  We'll hike from there, cross Cape Arago Hwy, go through the campground, and follow the bog trail out to Yoakam Point, which will provide an excellent view of Cape Arago Lighthouse (above), and a mystery feature pictured below.   We will all then return to the starting point, and those wanting a longer hike will continue hiking along the coast to Shore Acres and back.  You'll see some great ocean views and very interesting trees along the way.


Be prepared for any weather conditions with foul weather gear, food and water. Moderate, ~ 4-5 mostly flat miles.


Location and Time


Meet 10:00 am at day use parking lot, near volley ball courts and restrooms at south end of Sunset Bay.


Driving Directions:  From Hwy 101 in downtown Coos Bay follow the signs 12.3 miles through Charleston to Sunset Bay State Park.  Park in the day use parking lot.


IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you are coming from Coquille, and would normally take North Bank Road to Beaver Hill Rd, you won't be able to do it due to a road closure.  Go through Coos Bay.


Suggested Carpool sites and departure times:

  • Coos Bay Visitor Center 8:15,
  • Rays in Bandon— 8:00,
  • Coquille Visitor Center—8:00,
  • Dune Information Center in Reedsport— 7:40.



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