CoastWalk Oregon 2023
DATES: FRIDAY-SATURDAY-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 TO 24
CHECK-IN AND ORIENTATION: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
REGISTRATION OPENS AT 8 AM ON APRIL 1, 2023
CAPE TO CAPE ON THE TILLAMOOK COAST
North Coast Land Conservancy invites you to spend three days walking nearly 30 miles of the world-class Oregon Coast Trail. This year we jump down to the wild splendor of the Tillamook Coast, with its long beaches and sand spits, broad bays, and forested headlands. We take care of the logistics; all you have to do is walk.
We’ll be hiking what’s known as the Three Capes region of the Oregon Coast, summiting two of those capes along the way. Every day will begin and end in the port town of Garibaldi, where NCLC will host a complimentary breakfast before boarding the bus (or train!) to the day’s trailhead. We’ll be walking on the beach most of the time, but we’ll also climb to spectacular vistas within Cape Meares State Park and National Wildlife Refuge and Cape Lookout State Park.
And every step you take on CoastWalk Oregon helps support Oregon coastal conservation.
This year’s CoastWalk is in the traditional homeland of the Nehalem Tillamook people, many of whom are today part of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon or the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon.
Questions? Email us at coastwalkoregon@NCLCtrust.org or phone (503) 738-9126.
NOTE TO RETURNING COASTWALKERS:
You may wonder why we are skipping over the Cannon Beach segment of CoastWalk Oregon in 2023. It’s all about the tides. Date conflicts lock us into the Sept. 22-24 weekend, when the tides are too high to get around some prominent headlands on the beach. We’ll return to this stretch of the Oregon Coast Trail for CoastWalk Oregon 2024.
And breakfast! We hope our simple but satisfying complimentary breakfast makes your mornings a little easier and gives you a chance to mingle and meet other participants before hitting the trail. We will not be providing lunch on Sunday, as we have in the past.
Questions? Explore the website and feel free to email us at coastwalkoregon@NCLCtrust.org.
“It exceeded expectations. We felt very well-prepared for the hikes and well-taken care of during the hikes.”
—Tom and Victoria, Lynnwood WA, CWO 2021
“A great reason to spend time with good friends, in a favorite place, for a good cause.”
—Marcia, Seattle WA, CWO 2016-2017-2019-2021
“The walk exceeded my expectations.”
—Kathryn, Salem OR, CWO 2018-2019
“The camaraderie amongst the staff and walkers was incredible.”
—B. Seipel, San Diego CA, CWO 2022