The Oregon Coast Trail (OCT)
From Astoria To Brookings-Harbor: The Oregon Coast Trail
The stories on this page are about the Oregon Coast Trail, from Astoria to
Brookings Harbor, Oregon. Easily the most beautiful and dramatic coastline I
have ever seen! Of course the entire Oregon coast is breathtaking, and
perhaps in the future I will be able to include more of it here. For those
of you who have seen this stretch of coastline, you will realize that these
stories and pictures only begin to hint at the beauty that is here.
We have hiked several sections of the Oregon
Coast Trail. On this site, we'll share pictures, experiences, and tips from
my Oregon Coast Trail hikes. We'll be adding more tales of our adventures in
To purchase a full Oregon Coast Trail Trail guide, visit this site. There is a sample
of the guide that you can view before purchasing! This guide is
An Oregon Coast trail discussing group has been created.
OCT Tips, Links, etc
It's not in our trail guide (but will be in the upcoming revision),
but please don't bring dogs (or any pets) on the Oregon Coast Trail.
Sure, dogs are permitted on some public beaches. But, you will have a
much better (and legal problem free) experience if you don't bring
The OCT is not suited for dogs. It can cause them harm and disease. If
you want a dead dog, bring them. If you want to be fined, bring your
dog. From experience, I'm trying to save you and your dog injury,
cost, and legal problems. And, most important, I'm trying to save
threatened species, and keep fecal matter out of sensitive areas.
As a long distance hiker, leave your pooches at home if you hike beyond
The OCT is a hidden gem. Let's be responsible, and keep it that way.
This was the Gear List.
Here are some tips and tricks for hiking the
Click on the day, below for the Oregon Coast Trail hike narratives and
Day 1, Sept 8, 2001, Bandon to New River (7
Day 2, Sept 9, 2001, New River to Floras Lake
Day 3, Sept 10, 2001, Floras Lake (0 mi)
Day 4, Sept 11, 2001, Floras Lake (0 mi)
Day 5, Sept 12, 2001, Floras Lake to Cape
Blanco (and the shipwreck) (7 mi)
Day 6, Sept 13, 2001, Cape Blanco to Port
Orford (8 mi)
Day 7, Sept 14, 2001, Port Orford (0 mi)
Day 8, Sept 15, 2001, Port Orford to Home
Day 1, Aug 24, 2005, Home to Newport (PT) to
Day 2, Aug 25, 2005, Seal Rock to Waldport
Day 3, Aug 26, 2005, Waldport to Newport (PT)
Day 4, Aug 27, 2005, Newport to Home (PT)
PT = Public Transportation
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