New coast trail hiking guide
A new Oregon Coast Trail Hiking Guide is now online.
Posted on the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) — the guide includes 10 new distinct trail maps covering the 382-mile trail. Each map provides turn-by-turn directions, detailed maps for tricky areas and alternative routes. Web visitors can print the sections they need at anytime, from anywhere in the world.
OPRD’s announcement of the new guide comes 50 years after the Oregon Coast Trail was first proposed, and 20 years since it became a recognizable hiking route. The department plans to install new wayfinding signs on the entire route over the next two years to complement the new guide. Remaining trail connection issues will be reviewed in late 2009.
“Thanks to the Oregon Beach Bill and the passionate involvement of individual Oregonians, the Oregon Coast Trail allows Oregonians to see the splendors of Oregon’s beaches and rocky shores,” says Rocky Houston, OPRD’s recreation trails coordinator. “It really is unlike any other trail in the United States. It allows you to explore the Oregon coast on short, easy walks or on a long hike.”