Mile 16

Boardman SP, Natural Bridges, Miner Cr, Deer Pt, Arch Rock
Curry County

Latitude: 42.197250009374
Longitude: -124.369530027660
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicles are prohibited from Meyers Creek (42° 18.4422', Mile 23), southerly to the Oregon-California border (41° 59.9208', Mile 1).
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Boardman SP, Natural Bridges, Miner Cr, Deer Pt, Arch Rock
Mile 16 Reports (43)

2018

July 4, 2018 - wild1234
March 26, 2018 - wild1234

Some erosion.read more

2017

December 9, 2017 - wild1234

Not a lot of garbage on the the Natural trail, but the Arch Rock trail did have quite a few plastic bottles and pop cans.read more

2010

January 17, 2010 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint South that includes Deer Point. Little human activity can take place here other than trail maintenance. The ocean was very choppy with sandy brown upwelling near shore due to the strong winds and rainstorms...read more
January 10, 2010 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint North that includes Arch Rock Viewpoint. The large fallen snag/tree reported in March appears to continue to capture debris and holding up the cliff. The un-barriered area that can be accessed from the highway...read more

2009

December 31, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Thunder Rock Cove viewpoint south that includes Natural Bridges. Little human activity can take place here other than trail maintenance. The day was very windy and rainy. Nothing unusual was observed along the trail or from the...read more
November 25, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Thunder Rock Cove viewpoint North. Little human activity can take place here other than trail maintenance. The day was partly sunny with a low wind. Nothing unusual was observed along the trail or observed below in the coves.read more
October 29, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Miner Creek access. Nothing unusual observed except the lack of bird or seal life again for such a calm day.read more
September 17, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint South that includes Deer Point. Little human activity can take place here other than trail maintenance. No human activities, shoreline wildlife, or notable changes were observed.read more
August 28, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint North that includes Arch Rock Viewpoint. The large fallen snag/tree reported in March appears to continue to capture debris. The un-barriered area that can be accessed from the highway which may be a highway...read more
July 24, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Thunder Rock Cove viewpoint south. Little human activity can take place here other than trail maintenance. The day was mixed cloudy/sunny, low wind and cool. Nothing unusual was observed along the trail or from the ocean overview...read more
June 26, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Thunder Rock Cove viewpoint North. Little human activity can take place here other than trail maintenance. The day was very sunny but windy. I noticed a group of about 20 below in the cove at the bottom...read more
June 4, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Miner Creek access. No vehicles or people present at the observation time. Only a few seagulls and a seal swimming in the cove were observed.read more
April 23, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint South that includes Deer Point. Little human activity can take place here other than trail maintenance. The ocean was very choppy with sandy brown upwelling near shore due to the strong winds. No beach...read more
March 26, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint North that includes Arch Rock Viewpoint. See Bluff Erosion, Notable Live Wildlife and Comments on Human Activities sections inside my report for details. I’ve noticed whoever is chain sawing the trees out of the...read more
February 28, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Miner Creek access. The eroding bluff along the trail overlooking the creek that can be seen from below looks like it has some healthy brush growth over it and some branches thrown onto it from the trail...read more
January 31, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Thunder Rock Cove viewpoint south that includes Natural Bridges. Little human activity can take place here other than trail maintenance. Nothing unusual was observed along the trail or from the ocean over view points along the trail.read more

2008

December 27, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Thunder Rock Cove Viewpoint North. A very rainy, stormy day. Saw no downed trees or other problems along the trail or in the tiny rocky coves far below. Only one orange and white float seen in one...read more
November 30, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint South that includes Deer Point. Little human behavior can take place here other than trail maintenance. The ocean seemed unusually high with no storms happening, the ocean being relatively calm, and high tide yet...read more
November 1, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint North that includes Arch Rock Viewpoint. Other than a small area just off Hwy 101 that has no barrier, where somebody habitually creates mud puddles with some sort of off road vehicle, little human...read more
October 4, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of mile 16 I call Thunder Rock Cove Viewpoint South. It was a chilly drizzly day between rainstorms, so only two cars with two couples stopped briefly at Natural Bridges viewpoint to take pictures. The ones from Michigan were very impressed with the beauty even though...read more
August 30, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 I call Thunder Rock Cove Viewpoint North. Nothing out of the ordinary seen. Once again on such a nice sunny day I would have expected to see seals playing in the cove or sunning on the rocks. I saw none.read more
August 2, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 I call Miner Creek. Nothing of concern was seen on the trail. Since the day was so calm, the lack of any Harbor Seals in the water or sunning on the rocks may indicate a reduction in seal activity in the area caused...read more
June 28, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 I call Spruce Island Viewpoint South. With the fog, extra summer foliage and steep cliffs all along the trail, not much of concern could be seen.read more
May 24, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 I call Spruce Island Viewpoint North. Other than my commentary and questions about trail "maintenance", nothing unusual to report.read more
April 26, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 I call Thunder Rock Cove Viewpoint South. When I arrived at the viewpoint parking, there was 1 truck parked near the section I call Thunder Rock Cove North, unknown how many people. On the South trail, I encountered 2 people on a side...read more
March 29, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 I call Thunder Rock Cove North. Other than the downed tree that rather neatly created a new section of the trail, nothing unnatural or unusual noted. Some lovely spring growth perhaps limited by the cold.read more
March 1, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 I call the Miner Creek access. The steep trail follows a steep and rocky creek to the small beach below. Other than the usual minor erosion problems and tree downings along the creek and trail and the very small very clean beach caused...read more
February 2, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 that I call Spruce Island Viewpoint South. In a small ravine along the trail there were many downed 4-8 inch diameter snag (killed/diseased by what?)trees. They were probably blown down by the series of storms we've experienced of late. The ravine had no...read more

2007

December 29, 2007 - Christine
This is the section of mile 16 in Sam Boardman State Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint North. Nothing unusual, no major storm damage, less beach areas, a few trees and lots of branches on the trail. Still signs of more off-Hwy 101 vehicles, garbage, tire marks, etc. in area...read more
December 1, 2007 - Christine
This is the section of mile 16 I call Thunder Rock Cove Viewpoint South. I caught site of what I believe is a splinter group of feral goats with two billies and two nannies. Other than that nothing unusual for the winter time was seen.read more
October 27, 2007 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 I call Thunder Rock Cove Viewpoint North. I viewed six Harbor Seals sunning themselves on the rocks near the cove area. Other than that, nothing out of the ordinary was observed.read more
September 29, 2007 - Christine
This is the mid section of Mile 16 I call the Minor Creek access. It was low tide and I could access the tiny beaches and saw nothing of concern.read more
September 1, 2007 - Christine
This is the section of mile 16 I call Spruce Island Viewpoint South. It was too foggy to see down to the small cove beaches. Otherwise, nothing unusual observed.read more
July 28, 2007 - Christine
This is the section of mile 16 I call Spruce Island View Point north. It was a beautiful viewing day at Arch Rock view point. 3 vehicles were stopped at the view point when I walked north and 6 were there when I returned south on the coastal trail. Two...read more
July 1, 2007 - Christine
This is a fifth section of my "mile" 16 that I'll refer to as the Miner Creek access. It's the arbitrary border I created between the two longest sections of my "mile". I've noticed it seems to be a popular access point from Hwy 101 to the beach below. It's...read more
June 30, 2007 - Christine
This it the section of my "mile" I refer to as the Thunder Rock Cove going north on the Oregon Coastal Trail inside Sam Boardman Park. Nothing unusual seen.read more
May 27, 2007 - Christine
This section of Mile 16 Spruce Island Viewpoint going South, nothing unusual observed.read more
May 26, 2007 - Christine
In the section of Mile 16 I call Spruce Island Viewpoint going north, tire tracks of motorized vehicles were seen (again)in two small muddied un-barriered areas between Hwy 101 and the bluffs. Also evidence of grass herbicide perhaps used by ODOT for Hwy 101 was observed too far down the...read more
March 17, 2007 - Christine
I saw no problems on this section of my "mile" I identify as Thunder Rock Cove viewpoint south to Horse Prairie Creek.read more
March 11, 2007 - Christine
Other than siting the dozen or so sunning Harbor Seals, and a cormorant-type of bird I couldn't identify, the same pleasantly nothing unnatural was happening in this section of my mile 16 from Thunder Rock Cove viewpoint north to Miner Creek.read more
March 4, 2007 - Christine
I saw no problems on this section of my mile I identify as Spruce Island viewpoint south to Miner Creek including Deer Point.read more
March 3, 2007 - Christine
I didn't see any problems on this section of my mile I identify as Spruce Island viewpoint north to the northern border of the Sam Boardman State Park.read more