South Slough Trails--Saturday, October 25, 2017

We will meet at the  South Slough National Estuarine Reserve Interpretive Center parking lot at 10:00 AM.  Then our hike leaders will take us on a series of trails through the reserve, including the Middle Creek trail, the Hidden Creek Trail, the  Tunnel Trail, and the Sloughside trail.  Short hikers can return to the Interpretive Center via the Railroad Trail and the Middle Creek Trail.

 

Those wanting a longer hike can take the North Creek Trail back to the Interpretive Center.  Please note that there are no dogs allowed on the North Creek Trail, so if you are bringing your pet, you will be limited to the short hike.

 

Hikers wanting to explore more may want to complete the day with some hikes on the South Reserve Trails.

 

You can find a brochure about the South Slough trails here.

Location and Time

 

Driving Directions:  From the North--From Hwy 101 in downtown Coos Bay follow the signs about 9 miles t0 Charleston.  Shortly after the Charleston drawbridge, take a left on Seven Devils Road.  Follow Seven Devils for 4.1 miles to the Interpretive Center.

 

From Bandon (and South):  Follow 101 North to West Beaver Hill Road (9 miles North of Bandon).  Turn left on W. Beaver Hill, toward Charleston.  Follow W. Beaver Hill for 6.1 miles until it becomes Seven Devils Road.  Follow Seven Devils for 2.2 miles to the Interpretive Center.

 

From Coquille:  Take 42W toward Coos Bay for 4.5 miles to N. Bank Road.  Take a left on N. Bank and follow it 4.3 miles to W. Beaver Hill Road.  W. Beaver Hill Rd. will cross 101 (with a right turn followed quickly by a left turn) in 2.5 miles.  Follow W. Beaver Hill road 6.1 miles until it becomes Seven Devils.  Follow Seven Devils for 2.2 more miles to the Interpretive Center.

 

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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