Walkable North Bend--January 27 (Saturday, 9:30)


Explore some of the many paths and trails commonly used by the folks in North Bend both past and present.


You can join local author and historian Dick Wagner on an easy to moderate 2 mile loop under the McCullough Bridge and through the woods to Ferry Park then along Bayview Ave and back up into town before returning to the North Bend Visitor Center.  Dick literally 'wrote the book' (or books) on North Bend History.


This hike should last about 2 hours.




There will be a 5.5 mile loop at a little brisker pace (and less history) on the North Bend loop portion of the new Sawmill & Tribal Trail.


This walk will head out along the Sawmill & Tribal Trail to post #12 on Pony Creek Rd then up the stairs at Lombard and along McPherson to the North Bend Boardwalk then on to Ferry Road Park before returning to the North Bend Visitor Center.


This hike is rated difficult (due to steps) and should last 3—3.5 hours.

We may stop for a half hour lunch/snack break at Ferry Road Park.


Participants are encouraged to visit the Coos History Museum (in Coos Bay) after the hike.

Location and Time


We will meet at 9:30 in the parking lot at the the North Bend Visitor Center.  The old museum is no longer there, but you'll know you're in the right place when you see the rail car and the visitor center.


Directions:  The North Bend Visitor Center is just off Hwy 101 on the North end of town next to Simpson Park


Suggested carpool sites & departure times:

  • Coos Bay Visitor Center—9:15,
  • Coquille Visitor Center—8:45,
  • Ray’s in Bandon—8:45,
  • Dune Information Center in Reedsport—8:45



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