Headland Trail (Port Orford Heads State Park)

Length: 0.5 mile (one way) 

Difficulty: Easy
                   Surface: Dirt


From Coos Bay, drive south on US 101 approximately 50 miles to Port Orford.  Follow signs from 9th Street, near the big curve in the middle of town.  The road climbs up onto high bluffs.  Park at the picnic area and find the concrete path heading south. 

Setting and Attractions: 

Lined with Iris plants and wind blown trees, the trail leads to a former lookout post.  Previously a Coast Guard facility, this area is now a state park.  The view is outstanding with jutting cliffs, offshore islands, and an unforgettable view of the southern coast. 

Trail Description: 

A concrete path leads the way through coastal trees and grasses to the former lookout post.  Before you reach the lookout there is a connecting trail that links this trail with the Tower trail.  Be sure to watch for Gray whales in December, March, and June. 

For more information, trail conditions and maps contact: Humbug Mountain State Park at (541)332-6774 or visit the Oregon State Park web site at www.prd.state.or.us