Coastal Trails & Ancient Forests Weekend Trip

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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 27th, 2023

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:

To register for a trip, stop by the College Outdoors pop-up desk in East Hall, outside the office for the Vice President of Student Life, by Maggie’s Courtyard. The desk is staffed Monday - Friday 11:30am-1:30pm, and Monday - Thursday 4pm-6pm.

When trips are first posted on Fridays, you can write your name on the paper trip sign-up sheet to save your spot until the following Tuesday at 5pm. You can pay to secure your spot right away, or return to pay by that following Tuesday at 5pm. After that, all trips spots are first-paid, first-served.

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 outdoors@lclark.edu.

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