Gold Beach
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The wild and scenic Rogue River meets the sea at Gold Beach, so named for the prolific gold mining that took place here in the 1800s. Today, visitors enjoy uncrowded beaches, hiking trails, forests and rugged mountains. Jet boat excursions up the river or ocean fishing and sightseeing trips are popular activities. About six miles south of Gold Beach is the Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor where two parking lots 200 feet above sea level provide spectacular views of the coastline both north and south. At the south parking lot a 1.5-mile walking trail through the vast Sitka spruce forest takes you out to the cape, a great whale watching vantage point.

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Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor
Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor
This 12-mile stretch of coast offers scenic viewpoints, access to beaches and tide pool areas and hiking trails including one of the most beautiful stretches of the Oregon Coast Trail. Top stops include Arch Rock Viewpoint, Natural Bridges Cove Viewpoint...[read more]
Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor
Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor
Park 200 feet above sea level for spectacular views of 90 miles of coastline. Hike a 1.5-mile trail through a deep forest of Sitka Spruce or look for Gray Whales during migrations.
Myrtle Tree Trail
Myrtle Tree Trail
Take the trail to Oregon's largest Myrtle Tree, reaching 88 feet tall and with a canopy 70 feet wide. This particular tree is said to have 200-year old branches and a 400-year old trunk. The trail is located on Forest...[read more]
Otter Point State Recreation Site
Otter Point State Recreation Site
Stop off for the view or get out and explore. The park offers hiking trails, beach access and views of its unique sandstone rock formations.
Francis Shrader Old Growth Trail
Francis Shrader Old Growth Trail
An interpretive 1.5-mile hike through old growth forest reveals Douglas Fir, Port Orford Cedar, Oregon Myrtle and Tanoak. In all, more than 22 species of trees, plants and shrubs inhabit the trail.
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