Explore the Coastal Rainforest

  • Image shows: a person looking out from a bluff at the view of ocean waves below, and blue sky above
  • Image shows: people in hiking along a forest trail surrounded by dense green ferns and other plants
  • Image shows: five people in matching bright green full-brim hats standing in the wind on the beach
  • Image shows: bright green ferns growing out of a moss-covered tree trunk
  • Image shows: a person in a red jacket standing on a bluff with a  view of ocean waves and sandy beach below

The coastal rainforests of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington offer a diverse and lush landscape of towering trees, giant ferns, and abundant streams. You’ll get to explore some of the remaining ancient forests, as well as enjoy the sandy beaches, tidepools, and rocky bluffs looking out over the Pacific Ocean. Keep an eye out for elk, beaver, deer, eagles, great blue herons, and sandhill cranes. Come see why the Oregon Coast is a premiere destination for outdoor enthusiasts! You’ll stay at a camp-type facility, with beds, bathrooms, and a dining hall.  Read the detailed trip description to learn more.

Trip Specifics

Dates: Thursday, Aug. 18 - Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022

Cost: $850. Need-based financial aid is applied on a sliding scale for those 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: Low-Moderate

Equipment & Packing List

Required Forms

These forms can be completed only after you have received a trip placement email, and are due by Wednesday, June 30th. To complete these forms, you’ll need to have your @lclark.edu email set up, and you’ll be prompted to log-in to the Engage LC platform for the Waiver.

Waiver Equipment Request Travel Plans


*Vaccination against Covid-19 is required for participation*

Upload your Vax card to the LC Patient portal by Wednesday, June 30th.

Trip Pictures

2021 will be the first year of this NST! Here are some pics from other trips to this area: