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Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Astoria, OR
Event Name: Ft. Clatsop-Sunset Beach
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 106327 2017/Y1136
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5k/10k/13k - 2B
Description: Daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Option 1 - 5k/10k/13k Begins at Netul Landing area of Ft. Clatsop. About 1k along the Lewis & Clark River and then about 5k of the Fort-to-Sea trail. Approximates the first half of the route that Lewis & Clark took from their 1805 winter headquarters at Ft. Clatsop to the Pacific Ocean. 5k route is rated 1B; 10k & 13k are rated 2B. No charge for parking or for walking the trail, but if you go into Visitor's Center or the Fort replica, National Park Fees apply. Carry water. Mosquito repellent advisable during the summer. Option 2 - 10k -rated 2 Out and back begins at the Sunset Beach trailhead, crosses the Skipanon River, passes the Pioneer Presbyterian Church and cemetery to the 1/2 way point of the Fort-to-Sea trail. This part of the trail crosses pasture where you may encounter a herd of cattle grazing or resting. Carry water. Mosquito repellent advisable during the summer. Option 3 - Walk from the Ft. Clatsop Visitor Center to the Sunset Beach trailhead. 10k one way and requires pick up at the end of the trail. Shuttles usually operate during the summer months, but call the Ft. Clatsop Visitor Center @ (503) 861-2471 to verify availability and cost. During the fall, winter and spring, a cab or wait car must be arranged.
Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Boardwalks, Honoring Our Flag, National Parks Centennial Challenge, National Register of Historic Places, Water Towers
Start Times: Daily - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Astoria Full Fitness Center
Start Point / Driving Directions: 3975 Abbey Lane, Astoria. US30 to Astoria. North (toward the river) on 39th Street for one block. Right onto Abbey Lane. Right at the first driveway all the way to the end. Wooden file cabinet located left of the counter at the end under the table. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days. Closed New Year's Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter. Hours for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Or register at Motel 6, 2369 S. Roosevelt Drive, Seaside, OR., located next to Bigfoot Pub & Grub, just south of the traffic light at Aveune U on HWY 101/Roosevelt Drive. Register either place, then drive to Ft. Clatsop or Sunset Beach to begin event. Driving directions to walk start are on the walk instructions.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Vault toilet available in the Netul parking area and at the Sunset Beach Trailhead, as well as 1/2 way point on the trail. Fort Clatsop is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. If you are working on the Honoring Our Flag Special Program, do either Option #1 or Option #3, as the flag is flown at the Visitor Center. A water tower is visible when doing Option 2.

The Fort-to-Sea trail wends its way through the woods from Fort Clatsop to Sunset Beach on the Pacific Ocean, covering land that once was home to the Clatsop Indians. While the Trail is navigable in any weather, please note that rain can make the trail slick in some places and muddy in others. Also, while the abundant wildlife that you might see, such as deer, elk or eagles, or bear, bobcat or beaver, might be shy, the domesticated animals, such as cows, you can encounter in the pastures on the south side of U.S. 101 might not be.
Host Club: Turnaround Trekkers
Contact: Debbie Brown (503) 325-3863
Website: www.turnaroundtrekkers.org
E-Mail Contact: debbra.brown@gmail.com