"When planning a jaunt on the Oregon Coast Trail, or choosing a scenic day hike, the book to bring along is Day Hiking: Oregon Coast."
—Oregon Coast Magazine
My blog "Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail" has more recent information about hiking the OCT, including on-going updates (from my own experience and that of other OCT trekkers). Not sure there's anything else out there that's more current or accurate, especially for long-distance hikers. Check it out! And please share what you learn on your through-hike or section hike so I can share it with others.
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The second edition of Day Hiking: Oregon Coast (2015) has all new maps and photographs and new and updated trail descriptions. It also features a complete guide hiking the border-to-border Oregon Coast Trail, for both thru-hikers and section hikers.*
This guide can help you discover the best of the Oregon Coast: shifting sand dunes, primeval forests, rocky capes, secret beaches, formal gardens, offshore rocks covered with nesting seabirds, lookouts for spotting whales, and tidepools teeming with life. In it you will find:
Great insider beta.
—Oregon Coast Trail through-hiker “Dogwood”
"The blog has a wonderful conversational tone, and the book is one of the best guide books I've ever read."
—Author Gregory Zeigler