We try to limit hikes to 15 people but if demand is high (and we have enough leaders) we can stagger start times. Also, there is a self-guided ‘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. Usually we would hike up the East trail, which would give us good views to the South as we near the top, but the trail is currently blocked by fallen trees, so we’ll go up and back on the west trail, which gives good views of Port Orford. It’s still a great hike, even without the east trail. Also, if the trees are cleared by the time of our hike, we may be able to add that.
‘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)
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 Trailhead at 10:00 on Saturday, May 13.
Directions: Take the Coast Highway (101) south, past Port Orford. The trail head is about six miles south of Port Orford.