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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hike Description: There will be two hikes running at the same time.
The ‘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’ (Easier) Hike
Easier 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 there isn’t a ‘leader’ for this hike, you may need to do a ‘self-guided’ hike, but there is a detailed trail guide (link below)
- Hike groups will be limited to about 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
- 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 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 Saturday, September 4.
Directions: Take the Coast Highway (101) south, past Port Orford. The trail head is about six miles south of Port Orford.