Mt. Bolivar--Sunday, September 17

 

Join us for a 1.4 mile hike to the summit of Mount Bolivar which at 4319 feet is the highest peak in the Oregon Coast Range. The trail is only 1.4 miles to the summit on a series of switchbacks but the elevation gain is 1160 feet.

 

Not to worry, just take your time and enjoy the many views and the amazing variety of plant life along your way in the Wild Rogue Wilderness and soon you will reach the summit and a wide open

view in every direction.

 

This is a difficult trail, so walking sticks and boots with good ankle support are highly recommended.

 

Bring plenty of water, lunch and dress appropriately for both heat and windy exposed areas.

 

If the 2.8 mile trip up Mt. Bolivar and back isn’t enough for you. You can do a 1 mile hike to Coquille Falls and back or a .25 mile hike to Elk Creek Falls or a 2 mile hike on the Big Tree trail or just hang out at Elk Creek Falls and cool your aching feet in the creek before returning.

Location and Time

 

Meet at the OSU County Extension office in Myrtle Point at 8:00.

 

Directions to County Extension office in Myrtle Point: From Coquille travel on Hwy 42 to Myrtle Point. As you enter town turn right on Ash St. then right on 6th street then right on Alder St. Extension office is at 631 Alder St.

 

NOTE--We will Caravan and carpool (about 90 minutes) to the trailhead.

 

Suggested Carpool sites and departure times:

  • Coos Bay Visitor Center 7:00 am
  • Coquille Visitor Center 7:15 am,
  • Ray’s in Bandon 7:00am,
  • OSU Ext. Myrtle Point 8:00am,
  • Reedsport Visitor Center 5:30am.

 

 

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