This hike is limited to about 15 people, but if demand is high (and we have enough leaders) we can stagger start times. Also, because a short hike is offered, we can accommodate more people.
Join us for this rugged 8.2 mile journey from Floras Lake to Blacklock Point, starting along the lake, through densely wooded trails and exposed rocky points with beautiful ocean views.
There will be a short version of the hike (approximately 4 miles) that will combine a walk along the beach with comments from Don Luce on how living things have adapted to life near the ocean.
The longer hike is a beautiful hike that is mostly level, and the trail is in excellent condition. It begins (and ends) with soft sand, but by staying near the lake you will have pretty solid footing.
This hike is rated difficult, but that’s mainly due to the length. Because it’s an ‘out and back,’ the distance can be shortened by turning around at any point.
Dress in layers, windbreaker with a hood is highly recommended. Bring water and something to eat (lunch).
Plan on 4-5 hours for the hike if you don’t return early (which is an option). There is a ‘restroom’ at the trailhead that’s usually in pretty rough shape. People have used the campground restroom in the past.
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 on the trail for the comfort of fellow hikers
- Un-vaccinated hikers should plan on using face covering in crowded spots.
- Hikers should step off the trail to let others pass
Location and Time
Meet at 9:30 at Boice-Cope County Park. If the demand is high, and we have a leader, we will have a second starting time about 10 minutes later.
NOTE: There is a $5 Day Use Fee at Boice-Cope Park. In the past this has sometimes even been enforced on vehicles parked on the road.
Directions: From Bandon or Coos Bay, travel south on Hwy. 101 to Langlois. Go 1/2 mile past Langlois and turn right (west) on Floras Lake Loop Road. Follow the signs 3 miles to Floras Lake and Boice-Cope County Park.