Month: February 2020

Bandon Dunes Hike Saturday, March 21, 2020

Bandon Dunes Hike Saturday, March 21, 2020

Bandon Dunes is more than just a world class golf resort. There are more than six miles of trails on the resort grounds. We will explore those trails.

Long Hike: 6 mile scenic loop trail with woodlands, dunes, wetlands, a labyrinth (pictured below) and possibly a side trip to the beach at Bandon Dunes Resort. Rated moderate.

Short Hike: There are several opportunities to shorten the walk and return to the starting point.

You can end the trip at the Trails End Grill where you can eat your sack lunch or order from the menu.

Link to maps of Bandon Dunes Trails

Location and Time

Meet at 10:00 in the parking lot near McKee’s Pub at Bandon Dunes

From the North, take Hwy 101 south from Coos Bay for about 18 miles and turn right at North entrance to Bandon Dunes Resort (Randolph Rd). Continue past guard station, turn right at stop sign then follow signs to the main lodge (which will be a left turn). Turn into parking lot on right and go to North end, past McKee’s Pub.

From the South, take Hwy 101 north from Bandon for about 3 miles. Turn left into the south entrance to the Bandon Dunes resort (Fahy Rd, becoming Round Lake Rd) and follow signs to the main lodge (about two miles). You will take a left toward the main lodge, followed by a right into the parking lot. Go to the North end of the lot (past Mckee’s Pub).


Golden and Silver Falls Hike, Saturday, March 14, 2020

Golden and Silver Falls Hike, Saturday, March 14, 2020

Hike Description: Here is a chance to view two beautiful nearby falls.

Short Option: We will make a 2.8 mile round trip hike that climbs a switchback trail through old growth forest of Douglas Fir, Big Leaf Maple and Oregon Myrtle trees up past two beautiful waterfalls both of which are over 100 ft. Those who wish to extend the short option may want to follow two short trails for additional views of the falls.

Long Option: For those wanting a longer hike we will be approaching the the falls from different trails, or, if we have permission, may hike beyond the falls.

Bring lunch and water and rain gear, dress in layers, and wear sturdy waterproof boots. The longer option may get your feet wet at times.

Location and Time

We will meet at Golden and Silver Falls trail head at 10:00.

Directions: From the Coos Bay Visitor Center take Hwy 101 south. Turn left on Newport Ave/ Coos River Hwy. Continue for .5 mile – cross the bridge then bear 90 degrees left onto 6th Ave/Coos River Hwy. The road will make another 90 degree turn to the right and you will pass the Coach House Restaurant on your right shortly after that. Continue for .5 mile and turn right onto D Street/Coos River Hwy at the stop sign. You are following the signs to Allegany. Continue .8 mile and bear left across the bridge onto S. Coos River Hwy. Continue 1.5 mile then turn left on East Fork Millicoma Rd. and cross bridge. After bridge turn right and continue on East fork Millicoma Rd. for 19 miles through the town of Allegany before turning left onto gravel Glen Creek Rd. Continue on Glen Creek Rd for 3 miles to parking area.

Suggested Carpool sites & Departure Times:
Coos Bay Visitor Center—8:50,
Coquille Visitor Center—8:20,
Ray’s in Bandon—8:10,
Dunes Information Center in Reedsport—8:00,
Battle Rock Park Visitor Center—7:30.