This hike is limited to 15 people, but if demand is high (and we have enough leaders) we can stagger start times. Also, there is a ‘short’ hike option described below, and some hikers may prefer that.
To volunteer to lead, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hike Description: There will be two hikes running at the same time.
Long Hike: The hike itself is just over 5 miles long, but the elevation gain is significant (about 1800 ft), which makes this a difficult hike. We will hike up the East trail, which will give us good views to the South as we near the top, and then we’ll return by the West trail, which provides good views of Port Orford as we descend.
Short Hike–The ‘short’ hike isn’t really that much shorter, at just over 4 miles, but the highest elevation is only 434 feet. It follows along the old coast highway and offers good views of Humbug Mountain itself, Red Fish Rocks, and the town of Port Orford. If I don’t have a volunteer to lead one of the two hikes, the short hike may be ‘self guided,’ but there is a detailed trail guide.
New Hike Guidelines
- Hike groups will be limited to 15 people.
- You will be asked to complete a registration form so that we can control the number.
- Hikers will be asked to maintain social distance (as much as 10-12 feet) on the trail
- Hikers will be asked to have face covering (like a bandana) that can be pulled up at tight spots on the trail
- Hikers should step off the trail to let others pass
There is a large tree down on the East trail, near the top, so it’s necessary to either bushwack around it or climb over it. The log is slippery and dirty, so climbing over is a challenge.
There are no restrooms at the trailhead. The restrooms are open at Battle Rock Park in Port Orford, so you may want to stop on the way.
Location and Time
Location and Time
We will meet at the Humbug Mountain trail head at 9:30 on Sunday, September 13.
Directions: Take the Coast Highway (101) south, past Port Orford. The trail head is about six miles south of Port Orford.