Sunset Beach First Day Hike - Jan. 1, 2018

Join Fort Stevens park rangers for a hike of the Fort to Sea Trail starting at Sunset Beach State Recreation Site on the north coast. The Fort to Sea trail was opened in the early 2000s to commemorate the adventures of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In 1805-06 a trail was blazed to connect their winter camp to the ocean shore where they could gather much-needed resources like salt and whale meat. Our 2018 trek will include areas of reforested shore dunes, dune lakes, open meadows, and areas of maturing pine/spruce forest. We may see elk, blacktail deer, winter bird species, and the occasional cow.

Meet At: Sunset State Park parking lot

Trail Name: Fort to Sea Trail

Trail Terrain: Easy. The trail may be wet and muddy.

Length of Hike: 6 miles

Minimum Age for Children: 12 years or older

Things to Note: Dogs on 6-foot leashes allowed. No child strollers (trail is narrow and unimproved). Water, snacks, and good hiking shoes are suggested. Plan to dress for the weather.


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