City of Yachats Trails Committee, Siuslaw National Forest and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Team Up to Celebrate National Trails Day with Three Free Guided Hikes on June 3rd.
Yachats, Oregon – National Trails Day is a nationwide celebration of America’s magnificent trail system that occurs annually on the first Saturday in June. It features a number of outdoor activities throughout the country designed to promote and celebrate the importance of trails.
In the Yachats area, events will begin at 9 a.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor’s Center (22400 Highway 101 S., Yachats, Oregon), with a presentation on trail appreciation and the collaboration involved in creating and maintaining a viable trail system.
Following the presentation three guided hiking opportunities will be offered
· The Discovery Loop is 1.5 miles – a moderate hike up and easy hike down that provides an overview of the bio-diversity of the forest.
· The West Side Trail is a 2-mile loop and an easy to moderate hike. Participants will traverse basalt rocks and will learn about the interplay between the forest and the sea while exploring tide pools and marine life.
· The Amanda Trail is 3 miles one-way and is easy to moderate to difficult; it includes crossing a narrow creek and there is no outlet until 2.2 miles. Participants may drive their vehicles to the start point of the hike located at the top of Cape Perpetua and will be shuttled back to their vehicles at the end of the hike. Participants will learn about local First Nation history and the eye-opening story of Amanda for whom the trail is named.
Hikers should plan to dress in layers, bring a walking stick, carry water and wear good hiking shoes, particularly for the Amanda Trail.
For more information, contact Joanne Kittel (firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-547-3144) or visit the Yachats Trails Committee Web site: www.yachatstrails.org.