Coastal Trails & Ancient Forests Weekend Trip

  • Participants jump in group on the coast with blue sky behind them.

Trips to be scheduled.

On this trip you’ll visit lighthouses, ancient forests, coastal beaches, and spectacular overlooks on this weekend trip to hike and explore the Oregon Coast. We’ll stay in rustic accommodations (yurts, with lights, heat, and electricity) where we’ll hang out in the evenings to stay warm and dry. Learn about the amazing plants and trees found in this temperate rainforest.  Giant old growth trees in coastal ancient forests need to be seen to be believed!  Spring comes to the Oregon Coast a few weeks earlier than Portland, so the frogs will entertain you at night with their choruses, and the first wildflowers will be blooming.

How to Register

Registration Opens:

Friday, January 28th, 2022

Trip Fee: $85 / $42*

*If you qualify for any federal financial aid, the trip fee is cut in half thanks to scholarship funding from ASLC. We accept cash, checks, credit/debit cards, and apple/samsung/google pay. 


How to Sign Up:

Beginning August 2022:
To register for a trip, stop by the College Outdoors pop-up desk in front of Fields Dining Hall (aka, “the Bon”). The desk is staffed weekdays 11:30am-1:30pm and 4:30pm-6:30pm.

Trip Type

Overnight in rustic yurts or cabins|Hiking

Physical Demands

No experience necessary! This trip is a great option for anyone who wants to explore the Oregon coast, but may or may not have any experience in the outdoors. We’ll plan to hike short stretches of 1-3 miles, with plenty of time to take in the scenery.

Participants should be prepared to spend several hours outdoors walking on uneven terrain carrying day packs. This trip lends itself well to a wide variety of accessibility accommodations, including mobility accommodations. Contact

What to Expect

  • Sleeping indoors
  • Sleeping outdoors
  • Electricity
  • Wifi
  • Cell phone service
  • Heating
  • Beds
  • Bathrooms
  • Gender-inclusive bathrooms
  • Showers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Food for any Dietary Restrictions