This hike is actually a Friends of the Umpqua hike, but we will piggyback on it. It is one that hasn’t been on our schedule, and probably should be.
The hike will be a seven mile hike, starting on the Sullivan Gulch horse trail and looping through coastal forests, high ridges with coastal views, some beach walking, the Elk River, and, of course, the Cape itself.
The Friends of the Umpqua members will be leaving Roseburg at about 8:00, so we can expect them at the trailhead at 10:30. Parking is limited at the trailhead, so we should park about 1/4 mile away at a larger lot. We can meet there at 10:15, complete the signups, and then walk to the trailhead.
To get to the parking area, you will follow Highway 101 South to the turn-off for Cape Blanco (about 22 miles south of Bandon). Turn right on Cape Blanco Road, and follow that for 3.2 miles. Shortly after the ‘entering the park’ sign there is a short road on the right that takes you into a parking area. We’ll meet there.
Suggested Carpool Sites and Departure Times
- Bay Area Visitor Center–9:00
- Rays in Bandon–8:30
- Coquille Visitor Center–9:00
- Battle Rock Park Visitor Center 10:00