Cape Arago Hike

June 10, 2017 - 9:00 AM
Cape Arago
Charleston, OR

 Cape Arago.
Cape Arago

The South Coast Striders offer a 2.5 mile, one-way hike from Cape Arago Point on the Arago Pack Trail.  The walk will pass Simpson Reef and pause there briefly for wildlife viewing, then proceed along the Oregon Coast Trail to a point a quarter-mile south of Shore Acres Botanical Garden.  (Those wishing to stop at this point will need to arrive early to leave a vehicle at this location.)

Those wanting a longer hike will cross the highway and take the New Perimeter Trail and Arago Pack Trail back to Arago Point for a total of 7.5 miles.  The short version is rated moderate in difficulty, the full-length hike moderate-to-difficult.  (Restrooms are located at the beginning and end of the full hike, or a short drive from the end of the short hike.)

Meet at 9 a.m. at the Covered Pavilion at the end of the Arago Point loop, at the end of the Cape Arago Highway.