Saturday Guided Hike at Cape Perpetua | Community
Lincoln County Community Rights invites people of all ages to join them for a hike this Saturday and experience untouched coastal forest that the county is blessed with near its communities.
The organizers want to share this experience because they believe that being in wild places in nature is restorative, informative, good for their physical form and nurturing for their interior.
The hike will take place from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, May 21, at Cap Perpétue, south of Yachats. Those interested in participating should report to the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center parking lot at 9:30 am (restrooms will be open). From there, attendees will carpool to the Neptune North parking lot just south of the Visitor Center (or people can drive there directly, but parking is limited). The hike will be along the Gwynn Creek Trail, accessible from the east side of Highway 101.
For more information on this hike and to RSVP, email [email protected] to let them know who and how many will be joining.
This trail ascends from sea level through protected mature and ancient spruce, joined by hemlock, Douglas fir, red cedar, and alder, following the fish-filled stream known as Gwynn Creek. The trail is single file, probably muddy with ups and downs along the way.
The group will be offered two options – one for fit/experienced hikers who will go up to two miles inland and back; the second for less fit walkers who will slowly explore the trail, flora/fauna, learn about the needs of the stream to support fish, then turn around when the group wants.