Hike & Kayak Coastal Oregon

Kayak the bays, estuaries, and lakes of the central Oregon coast, hike to some of the best Pacific Ocean beaches, and play on giant sand dunes. In the evenings we’ll return to rustic yurts at Cleawox Lake. On this trip you may see otter, elk, beaver, deer, eagles, great blue herons, and sandhill cranes. Whether you’ve never kayaked before or you’re an experienced paddler, this trip will be filled with fun adventures and beautiful scenery. Read the detailed trip description to learn more.

EXAMPLE Itinerary:

(actual itinerary will be adjusted to the weather and group) 

  • Thursday: Arrive to campus in the morning, meet your group and collect any outdoor gear you are borrowing from College Outdoors. Eat lunch on campus, then drive about 3.5 hours to the yurts.
  • Friday: Paddle Day One: Safety Talk, 3 hours on the water
  • Saturday: Hike One: 4 miles 
  • Sunday: Paddle Day Two: Some paddling, plus playing paddle games and having fun!
  • Monday: Hike Two: Dunes! 1-2 miles, jumping and frolicking on the dunes, and time on the beach. Also LC night! Learn about Lewis & Clark from current students.
  • Tuesday: Return to campus, clean up gear, move into residence halls 

Trip Specifics

Dates: Thursday, Aug. 22 - Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2024

Cost: $1125. Financial aid is applied for high-need students who qualify. Vegan and non-medical specialty diets have an additional $30 charge. Vegetarian diets and food allergies do not have an additional fee.

Rigor: Moderate-High

Trip Type: Cabins/Yurts

Equipment & Packing List

Required Forms

These forms can be completed only after you have received a trip placement email, and are due by Tuesday, June 25th. You will need to log into your L&C Portal to complete these forms.

Waiver  Travel Plans  Equipment Request

Trip Pictures

2024 will be the first year of this Hike & Kayak trip location!

Here are some photos from other Hike & Kayak themed New Student Trips:

And this awesome student-made video from 2018!