If you registered for the June 4 or June 12 version, there is no need to re-register. You’ll get an email asking if you still plan to attend.
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). This will most likely be a hike about halfway to the point and a return (possibly along the beach).
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. There were some muddy spots a week ago, so waterproof footwear might be welcome.
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.
Location and Time
Meet at 9:30, Saturday, June 18 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.