Month: October 2020

Dellenback Dunes Trail, Sunday, November 1

Dellenback Dunes Trail, Sunday, November 1

This hike is limited to 15 people, but if demand is high (and we have enough leaders) we can stagger start times.

Requires Registration–Registration Form

The dunes can be incredible at any time of the year, but they are easier to hike after some rain, so I hope we get some by the time we do this hike.

This will be a hike from the trailhead to the beach and back (about 5 miles). It mainly takes us across the dunes, then through a forested area, and then to the beach. We can spend a little time on the beach before returning the way we came.

In the past part of the group has hiked south on the beach and then along ten mile creek, looping back to the main trail. If someone volunteers to lead that hike (which is about 9 miles). we will offer that as an option. Email hikes@coostrails.com if you wish to volunteer.

Requires Registration–Registration Form

Location and Time

We will meet at the Dellenback Dunes Trail head at 10:00.

Directions:  From Coos Bay Visitor Center, travel north on Hwy. 101 – 15.4 miles to John Dellenback Dunes Trail on left next. Note that there is a $5.00 day use fee unless you have a recreation pass. They can be purchased online at this link. There may not be a way to purchase it at the trailhead itself.

Blacklock Point from Airport Road, Saturday, October 10

Blacklock Point from Airport Road, Saturday, October 10

This hike is limited to 15 people, but if demand is high (and we have enough leaders) we can stagger start times.

Requires Registration–Registration Form

This hike is just over 5 miles long, across fairly level terrain, with great views along the way.

Unlike the hike that we did in June, for this hike we’ll start at the Cape Blanco State Airport (see directions below), and hike parallel to the runway for awhile before heading North, and then looping around toward the shoreline, where we’ll have some of the hike’s best views. Then we’ll continue to Blacklock Point, returning by a shorter trail.

There will be a short option that starts along the same path as the rest of the group, but skips the longer loop, proceeding directly to Blacklock Point. That is an out and back hike, totaling 4 miles altogether.

The differences are shown on the map below.

Dress in layers, windbreaker with a hood is highly recommended.  Bring water and something to eat (lunch or a snack.).

Plan on 3 hours for this hike, depending on how clear the day is (there are lots of photo opportunities on a clear day).

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

Location and Time

Meet at 10:00 at the trailhead just outside of the Cape Blanco Airport Entrance. For those of you heading south on 101, you will turn on Airport Road, about 20 miles south of Bandon. Then follow Airport Road for about 3 miles. If you’re heading North, the turn on Airport Road is about 7.2 miles from Port Orford. Airport road is directly across from Pacific High School.

There are two parking areas. The one on the left isn’t as obvious, but if there are a lot of cars, we may need to use it.

Remember to complete registration form.