South Slough Trails Hike
The Southcoast Striders are hosting a hike Oct. 28, beginning at 10 a.m. To join the hike, meet at the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Interpretive Center parking lot. The hike leaders will take the group on a series of trails through the reserve, including the Middle Creek trail, the Hidden Creek Trail, the Tunnel Trail, and the Sloughside trail. Short hikers can return to the Interpretive Center via the Railroad Trail and the Middle Creek Trail.
Those wanting a longer hike can take the North Creek Trail back to the Interpretive Center. Note that there are no dogs allowed on the North Creek Trail, so if you are bringing your pet, you will be limited to the short hike.
Hikers wanting to explore more may want to complete the day with some hikes on the South Reserve Trails.
You can find a brochure about the South Slough and the trails here.
Location & Time Information:
The Southcoast Striders will meet at the interpretive center parking lot at 10 a.m. Because there is another event that day, the lot may be full, so some people might need to park their cars at the trailhead.
Driving Directions: From the North--From Hwy 101 in downtown Coos Bay follow the signs about 9 miles to Charleston. Shortly after the Charleston drawbridge, take a left on Seven Devils Road. Follow Seven Devils for 4.1 miles to the Interpretive Center.
From Bandon (and South): Follow 101 North to West Beaver Hill Road (9 miles North of Bandon). Turn left on W. Beaver Hill, toward Charleston. Follow W. Beaver Hill for 6.1 miles until it becomes Seven Devils Road. Follow Seven Devils for 2.2 miles to the Interpretive Center.
From Coquille: Take 42W toward Coos Bay for 4.5 miles to N. Bank Road. Take a left on N. Bank and follow it 4.3 miles to W. Beaver Hill Road. W. Beaver Hill Rd. will cross 101 (with a right turn followed quickly by a left turn) in 2.5 miles. Follow W. Beaver Hill road 6.1 miles until it becomes Seven Devils. Follow Seven Devils for 2.2 more miles to the Interpretive Center.