Tower Trail (Port Orford Heads)

Length: .25 mile (one way)

Difficulty: Moderate                 Surface: Paved

Access:

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.  Follow the road past the sign that says Port Orford Heads and past the two houses.  Then park in the area past the information sign.   

Setting and Attractions:

Bolts extrude from the foundation of an old tower at the end of this trail, providing a great view of Humbug Mountain and the Pacific Ocean.  Steep cliffs and  offshore islands complete this outstanding viewpoint.  Previously a Coast Guard facility, this area is now a state park.

Trail Description:

This paved trail ends at the foundation of a former tower used by the Coast Guard.  At this point, the trail connects with the Cove Trail (see description).  There is also a fork that goes to the Headlands Trail about 30 feet down the 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