Blossom Gulch Hike
Join the South Coast Striders for their Blossom Gulch and Beyond hike on Saturday Dec. 8 meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the Blossom Gulch Elementary School (333 S 10th St., Coos Bay). There will be two hike options, a long one and a short one.
The long hike will lead the group along Blossom Gulch Trail up to the radio towers, then to Libby Rd and back to Blossom Gulch. The long hike will be approximately 10 miles, and is rated difficult. Dress in layers, bring rain gear, plenty of water and lunch, and plan on three to four hours to complete the hike.
For a short option, hikers can cut the trip short and return from the radio towers. Hikers taking this option will hike 4 miles.
Both the long and short hikes begin with a steep uphill climb.
From the North, take 101 South to Commercial Avenue in Coos Bay. Turn right on Commercial, then left on N 7th Street, then fight onto Central. After three blocks turn left on S 10th street, which will take you to the Blossom Gulch Elementary School.
From the South, take 101 North to Elrod Ave. Take a left on Elrod. Follow Elrod several blocks to South 10th St. Turn right on South 10th, and you will be at the Blossom Gulch Elementary School.