Join North Coast Land Conservancy for

CoastWalk Oregon 2024


Catch Your Inspiration

Picture yourself spending three days walking down the magnificent Oregon Coast—along beaches and down sand spits, over headlands and through saltspray meadows—with all the logistics taken care of for you.

Join North Coast Land Conservancy as we spend three days walking roughly 10 miles a day on one of the most scenic parts of the world-class Oregon Coast Trail. And every step you take on CoastWalk Oregon helps support coastal conservation!

Questions? Email us at coastwalkoregon@NCLCtrust.org or phone (503) 738-9126.

Steeped in History

One day in 1911, newly elected Oregon Governor Oswald West mounted his saddle horse, Fred the Freak, at the mouth of Ecola Creek in Cannon Beach and rode south—down the beach to Arch Cape, up and over Cape Falcon and Neahkahnie Mountain, and all the way to Nehalem. As he later wrote, “That was when and where I caught my inspiration” for his signature achievement: declaring every beach in Oregon a public right-of-way.

A half-century later, Governor Tom McCall was inspired by Gov. West’s efforts—and by steps taken by a Cannon Beach hotel owner to claim a portion of the beach for private use—to broaden that protection by championing passage of the Oregon Beach Bill in 1967. This year’s route follows Fred the Freak’s hoofprints—as well as venturing into the southern end of iconic Ecola State Park.


Questions? Email us at coastwalkoregon@NCLCtrust.org or phone (503) 738-9126.

“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 2016-2017-2019-2021-2022-2023

“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

Thank you to our 2024 sponsors

Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Artist


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