Colebrook Rock Hike

April 22, 2022 - 10:00 AM
Colebrook Rock
Gold Beach, OR
KS Wild, Kalmiopsis Audubon


Old growth forest at Colebrook Quarry site
Old growth forest at Colebrook Quarry site.\Photo by Rich Nawa.

KS Wild, our partners in opposing the Oregon Department of Development’s rush to develop the proposed Colebrook Quarry, are organizing a hike to Colebrook Rock, along Hunter Creek just south of Gold Beach in Curry County.  It takes place on Friday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

KS Wild’s staff ecologist, Rich Nawa, will lead the hike, which is both an Earth Day celebration and a tour of a threatened place. Colebrook Rock is an easily accessible large rock outcrop with abundant wildflowers and nearby old growth forest. The 40-acre Bureau of Land Management parcel is threatened with total destruction from a proposed Oregon Department of Transportation quarry. This is a chance to enjoy panoramic views, identify wildflowers and visit 300-year-old trees, all of which could be lost. After lunch on the rock the group will drive to Hunter Creek Bog, one mile away, for a short hike.

The event is free.  Details on where to meet and join carpools will be provided after registering here: https://www.kswild.org/upcoming-events/2022/5/28/hike-to-colebrook-rock.

For more information about the Colebrook Quarry issue, see the article on this website page.