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Dates: 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
City / State: Astoria, OR
Event Name: Ft. Clatsop-Sunset Beach
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 118415 2021/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. Arrange for a wait car or call a cab.
Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
Start Times: Daily - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Columbia Memorial Hospital
Start Point / Driving Directions: 2111 Exchange Street, Astoria, OR 97103. US30 to Astoria. From the east, turn left onto Exchange (opposite of the Shell Station) to Hospital parking at 20th & Exchange. From the west, turn right onto 20th Street to Hospital parking. Enter the West Lobby through the revolving door and go left to find a wooden file cabinet next to the wheelchairs. If West Entrance is closed, use Emergency entrance to gain access. Or register at Motel 6, 2369 S. Roosevelt Drive, Seaside, OR 97138, located just south of the traffic light at Avenue 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: This is a former Turnaround Trekkers walk.

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.

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: Columbia River Volkssport Club
Contact: Arline LaMear  (See the Event Listing for further contact information.)