Three years since workers demolished the Elwha Dam, wild salmon have returned to the upper reaches of the Elwha River and the native firs and cedars are sprouting up in what once was the bottom of a deep, wide reservoir. But the ruins of the …
Ozette Triangle Hike, where a boardwalk through the rainforest leads you to a wild Pacific coastline
A rugged coastline dotted with giant sea stacks and tidal pools. Large pods of seals sunning on the rocky edge of an island. A golden eagle soaring just above the trees, while gangling herons spar over the best low-tide fishing spots. And just a hint …
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The sacred petroglyphs of Ozette Beach
Beach hikers can find some of the surviving Makah petroglyphs etched in a cluster of boulders called the Wedding Rocks along the 3-mile Pacific Coast trek.
The Oregon trail where cyclists can meet a dairy farmer, a coyote and a towering old train trestle
The Banks-Vernonia State Trail offers lucky cyclists a glimpse of the past and the future in one corner of Oregon’s old timber country. Oregon’s first rails-to-trails linear state park is on the edge of the Northern Coast Range that tumbles down to the Pacific Ocean. …
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Railroad Grade Trail in September
From the edge of the moraine, the Railroad Grade Trail becomes an exhilarating high-wire hike as you make a steady ascent on the approach to the mighty Easton Glacier.