For the seventh year in a row, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is partnering with America’s State Parks to offer free guided First Day Hikes in state parks across Oregon on New Year’s Day. Information about the special hike hosted at Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint is below.
Hikers can register for the hike at the Oregon State Parks Store, http://bit.ly/BoilerBayFDH2018 . Online registration is new this year–although not required–and will help park staff plan for the hike and provide them with participant contact information should hike details change.
Hike time: 11 a.m.
Starting location: Boiler Bay parking area
Terrain and length of trail: Moderate, three-mile hike
Contact information: 541-270-7995
Additional details: Our hike is on the Oregon Coast Trail between Boiler Bay and Fogarty Creek, and back. Dogs permitted on a 6-foot leash. Due to some narrow and sloping trail sections, strollers are not recommended. Hiking boots highly recommended.
Participants should dress in layers and bring water, as well as a camera or binoculars for wildlife viewing.
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