Backpackers who have aspired to hike from the Willamette Valley to the Oregon coast finally have a dedicated trail to do it. The Corvallis-to-the-Sea Trail has been little more than a pipe dream for nearly 50 years, but on Aug. 21 it will officially open with a ribbon cutting ceremony, offering yet another outdoor adventure in Oregon.
Running about 60 miles from downtown Corvallis to Ona Beach south of Newport, the long-distance hiking and mountain biking trail crosses through a dense Coast Range forest, using old logging roads and newly cut trails. Like the neighboring Oregon Coast Trail, some sections of the hike also require walking along the shoulders of open roads. Click here for full story.