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Coos Bay, Oregon

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  • Coos Bay, Oregon

    Photograph Shore Acres

    If you find yourself in or around Coos Bay in Oregon, don't miss the opportunity to witness the most dramatic wave action you'll ever see. These gigantic waves are just mesmerizing! Shore Acres State Park is on the Cape Arago Hwy, 13 miles southwest of Coos Bay/North Bend and U.S. Highway 101. Th...
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  • Bandon, Oregon

    Mountain Bike Whiskey Run

    11 mi / 400 ft gain
    The Whiskey Run mountain bike trail system features 9 interconnected trails of varying degrees and difficulty that can be added together to create at least an 11 mile loop. There are 6, 9, and 11 mile loops for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. There are two main parking areas for the t...
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  • Lakeside, Oregon

    Hike the John Dellenback Dune Trail

    1 mi / 100 ft gain
    I think the greatest appeal of the John Dellenback area is its diversity.  The varied coastal ecosystems, including a creek and forest with moisture-loving souls like the newts and gigantic slugs contrasts significantly with the expansive sand dunes just beyond the edge of the tree line.  In one ...
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  • Coos Bay, Oregon

    Hike through Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area

    4.5
    3 mi / 570 ft gain
    Getting here was half the adventure. Google led us in quite the wrong way. Whatever you do, approach this park from Allegany, outside of Coos Bay. From Allegany there are signs to the park. The road is about 9 miles from here. Drive until the road dead ends with cement blocks. Here you will have ...
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  • Winchester Bay, Oregon

    Paddleboard Lake Marie at the Umpqua Lighthouse State Park

    The Umpqua State Lighthouse is an emerald gem of Oregon Coastal perfection: dense forest intermingled with lakes and streams spill out onto a massive dune system that plays gatekeeper to the Umpqua River as it empties into the roaring Pacific Ocean.  Lake Marie sits nestled in the heart of the pa...
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  • Bandon, Oregon

    Explore the Beaches of Bandon

    4.8
    Bandon, Oregon, located on the Southern Oregon coast, is about 90 miles north of the California border and about five hours south of Portland. In other words, it's just far enough away so that it has not become a touristy, seaside destination. And that's good news for all of us.This sleepy seasid...
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  • Bandon, Oregon

    Fat Tire Bike the Bandon State Natural Area

    3 mi / 20 ft gain
    The Bandon State Natural area is a wide, mostly undeveloped section of the South Coast that is perfect for beachcombing, exploration, and fat tire biking with fun driftwood for tricks and jumps along with large flat shallow areas extending far out into the ocean.  Sure you will get wet and always...
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  • Port Orford, Oregon

    Tour the Cape Blanco Lighthouse

    Located at the state's westernmost tip and perched over the Pacific Ocean, the Cape Blanco Lighthouse was built and 1870 and features views up and down the rugged Oregon Coast. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, tours cost $2 for adults (free for youth 15 and younger). Tours: April-Oct. 31...
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  • Mapleton, Oregon

    Hike to Sweet Creek Waterfall

    4.8
    2.2 mi / 100 ft gain
    Make sure you add this hidden gem to your waterfall chasing plans on your road trip to Oregon. This underrated Oregon waterfall is the perfect hike for the entire family. The trail offers four different falls from 10-30 feet high. The trail slowly climbs 2.2 miles through a beautiful thick forest...
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  • Reedsport, Oregon

    Kentucky Falls Trail

    5.0
    3.72 mi / 778 ft gain
    Kentucky Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Mapleton, Oregon.
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  • Port Orford, Oregon

    Bike the Wild Rivers Scenic Bikeway

    60 mi / 3000 ft gain
    The Wild Rivers Scenic Bikeway starts and ends in Port Orford, and includes stops at Port Orford Heads, the Wild and Scenic Elk River, and Cape Blanco. It's a perfect ride for anyone looking to see the highlights of the section of coast around Port Orford without spending the whole day in the car...
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  • Port Orford, Oregon

    Hike the Port Orford Heads Trail

    1.3 mi / 300 ft gain
    The Port Orford Heads State Park comprises a drastically pronounced peninsula jutting out into the Pacific Ocean from the southern Oregon coast, providing breathtaking views both north to the Cape Blanco Lighthouse and south to Humbug Mountain and beyond. The Port Orford Heads Trail is the main l...
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  • Port Orford, Oregon

    Humbug Mountain Loop

    5.32 mi / 2064 ft gain
    Starting out at the pullout on the highway across from the Humbug Mountain State Campground, follow the winding trail up through the forrest to the top of the mountain. There is a nice bench at the top for a snack (or a beer).  The hike is fairly long and demanding, but isn't too steep due to th...
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Camping and Lodging in Coos Bay

Hauser Sand Camping
Coos Bay, Oregon

Hauser Sand Camping

Horsfall Sand Camping
Coos Bay, Oregon

Horsfall Sand Camping

Wild Mare Horse Camp
Horsfall Beach Road

Wild Mare Horse Camp

Horsfall
Horsfall Beach Road

Horsfall

Horsfall Beach
Horsfall Beach Road

Horsfall Beach

Bluebill Campground
North Bend, Oregon

Bluebill Campground