We will start at the Sunset Bay Day Use Area and follow the Coast Trail along the shoreline to Shore Acres. Those who want a short hike can then return to the Sunset Bay Parking lot by backtracking. The route for the short hike is in blue on the map below.
The addition for the longer hike is in green. After the Sunset Bay to Shore Acres leg, we will leave Shore Acres and proceed across the Cape Arago Highway to the Perimeter trail. We will follow the Perimeter Trail to the Cape Arago Pack Trail (about 2.2 miles). Then we will take the Pack trail down toward Simpson Beach, with a possible side trip to a nice overlook. Then wee will return to Shore Acres and take the old Shore Acres driveway back toward Sunset Back, backtracking (with a couple of shortcuts). The long hike will be about 8 miles, depending on detours and shortcuts.
- We will try to keep the groups small so it’s easy to keep track of hikers.
- You will be asked to complete a registration form so that we can control the number.
Location and Time
Meet 9:30 am on Sunday, June 26 at the Sunset Bay day use parking lot, near volley ball courts and restrooms at south end of Sunset Bay.
Driving Directions: From Hwy 101 in downtown Coos Bay follow the signs 12.3 miles through Charleston to Sunset Bay State Park. Park in the day use parking lot.
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