Bastendorff Bog

Bastendorff Bog Hike

 

Bastendorff Bog trail hike out and back, with some additional hiking in the area.

 

 The hike will start in the Sunset Bay Day Use area.  We'll hike from there, cross Cape Arago Hwy, go through the campground, and follow the bog trail out to Yoakam Point, which will provide an excellent view of Cape Arago Lighthouse (above), and a mystery feature pictured below.   We will all then return to the starting point, and those wanting a longer hike will continue hiking along the coast to Shore Acres and back.  You'll see some great ocean views and very interesting trees along the way.

 

Be prepared for any weather conditions with foul weather gear, food and water. Moderate, ~ 4-5 mostly flat miles.

 

Location and Time

 

Meet 10:00 am at day use parking lot, near volley ball courts and restrooms at south end of Sunset Bay.  The short version of the hike will end at about noon, and the long version at 2:00.

 

Driving Directions:  From Hwy 101 in downtown Coos Bay follow the signs 12.3 miles through Charleston to Sunset Bay State Park.  Park in the day use parking lot.

 

Suggested Carpool sites and departure times:

  • Coos Bay Visitor Center 9:15,
  • Rays in Bandon— 9:00,
  • Coquille Visitor Center—9:00,
  • Dune Information Center in Reedsport—8:40.

 

 

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