The wild coast of Oregon is emerging as the next great long-distance hiking experience. Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail is a guide to this nearly 400-mile route, which includes 200-plus miles of publicly accessible beaches, as well as established trails through city, county, and state parks and national forest lands.

Breaking the trail into five major sections, each with an elevation profile, Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail provides detailed descriptions of 34 route legs with mileage, maps, resupply options, itineraries, hazards, camping or lodging options, and more. Introductory chapters advise on when to start, what to bring, and what to expect, while sidebars throughout share trail history, flora and fauna, and worthy side trips. 

"the world reveals itself to those who travel on foot."

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Sisters Rocks, southern Oregon coast

Werner Herzog

Coming Oct. 1, 2021

Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail 

Bonnie Henderson