Hiking for Health with the South Coast Striders

The South Coast Striders is a hiking group which plans and delivers free hikes in cooperation with the Bay Area Hospital, and the Coos County Women's Health Coalition.  We are just a bunch of hikers who hike regularly and welcome others to come along.


If you are new to hiking with us (or just want to refresh yourself), check out the New Participants' Guide and "Things you should consider before you begin hiking."


For additional information or to receive notification of upcoming hikes - send email to southcoaststriders@gmail.com.


Southcoast Striders Upcoming Hikes

(Click on hike for description)

Scheduling for Remaining 2019 hikes is underway.

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  • November 29, 2019 Black Friday Opt Outside Hike--Bastendorff Bog Plus (9:30)

    Opt Outside on Black Friday 2019, and join us for a hike (good for working off the Thanksgiving feast).


    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.


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  • January 18, 2020 (Saturday)--Walkable North Bend--9:30

    Learn about North Bend's fascinating history as you walk along the streets, sidewalks, and trails of the city. See the full description.

  • December 14, 2019 Blossom Gulch and Beyond (9:30)

    The long hike will take us along Blossom Gulch Trail up to the radio towers, then to Libby Rd and back to Blossom Gulch.  The long hike will be approximately 10 miles, and is rated difficult.  Dress in layers, bring rain gear, plenty of water and lunch, and plan on three to four hours to complete the hike.


    For a short option, hikers can cut the trip short and return from the radio towers.  Hikers taking this option will hike 4 miles.


    Both the long and short hikes begin with a steep uphill climb.


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