Month: September 2020

Rescheduled Humbug Mountain, Sunday September 27

Rescheduled Humbug Mountain, Sunday September 27

Requires Registration–Registration Form

Note: You must re-register, even if you signed up for the original hike.

This hike is limited to 15 people for each option, 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 hikes@coostrails.com.

Hike Description:   There will be two hikes running at the same time.

More Difficult 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. Because that is a snag on the East Trail that will be difficult to pass, we will hike up the West trail, and then return by the same trail, which provides good views of Port Orford as we descend.

Easier HikeThe ‘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. 

New Hike Guidelines

  1. Hike groups will be limited to 15 people.
  2. You will be asked to complete a registration form so that we can control the number.
  3. Hikers will be asked to maintain social distance (as much as 10-12 feet) on the trail
  4. Hikers will be asked to have face covering (like a bandana) that can be pulled up at tight spots on the trail
  5. Hikers should step off the trail to let others pass

Other Information

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 27.

Directions: Take the Coast Highway (101) south, past Port Orford. The trail head is about six miles south of Port Orford.

Remember to complete registration form.