Whether you want a pleasant stroll or a good sweat, this area (north Curry County) has some wonderful options. Pack a lunch and borrow the trail guide book in each cabin.
If you'd like a personalized tour and the chance to learn about native lore, flora and fauna, ask us to arrange for a guided hike. Cathy Boden, author of the guidebook is available for our guests.
Cape Blanco – Visit the westernmost point in the 48 states, where winds can easily exceed 100 miles per hour. Ocean views, dramatic headlands, historic lighthouse. 3.6 mile loop, shorter segments possible. Moderate difficulty.
Port Orford Heads – Starting at the Coast Guard boat, the Headlands trail takes you through a Sitka spruce forest with sword ferns and dorps onto headlands with views of the ocean and Cape Blanco. Spectacular ocean views to reefs and Cape Blanco lighthouse, giant spruce trees. Coast Guard history, chances to see marine mammals, sea birds and peregrine falcons. 1 mile loop, shorter segments available. Easy.
Humbug Mountain – Starting under a lush canopy of myrtlewood trees an climb up steep switchback to a 1,761 ft summit. Lush forest, big trees, glimpses of coast, 6 miles loop. Moderate to difficult.
Old Coast Highway – Walk a flat, easy road around Humbug Mountain with unbroken views of the ocean. About an hour. Easy.
Barklow Mountain – A narrow trail through dense stand of fir trees, into an older forest with an understory of canyon live oak and rhododendron, into a dark forest of old-growth trees. Views of coastal mountains, distant ocean and old-growth forest. 4.5 miles round trip. Moderate.
Iron Mountain – Starting with an old rocky road through iron-rich red clay-like soil. Mountain views, ultramafic soil influence, spring wildflowers. 1.5 miles round trip. Moderate.
More info & photos at EnjoyPortOrford.com