Bring a picnic lunch and/or something to throw on the grill for the picnic at noon afterwards.
Hike Description: Take a 2.5 mile one way trip from Cape Arago Point on the Arago Pack Trail toward Simpson Reef ( we will stop there briefly to check out the local wildlife) then along the Oregon Coast Trail to a point .25 miles S of Shore Acres Botanical Garden.
*Those wishing to end their hike here need to arrive a little early (8:15am) to set a vehicle beside the road .25 miles S of Shore Acres. For those wanting a longer hike we will cross the highway and take New Perimeter Trail and Arago Pack Trail back to Arago Point for a total of 7.5 miles of hiking. The Short hike is rated moderate and the long hike is rated moderate to difficult.
Plan on 2 hours for the short hike and 3 hours for the long hike. Restrooms are at beginning and end of the long hike and a short drive from end of short hike.
9:00 am Hike Starts
12:00 pm Picnic Starts
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