Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

N. Oregon Coast Nature Hike Events Around Manzanita Provide Breathtaking Sights

Published 07/09/2018 at 07:12 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection Staff

N. Oregon Coast Nature Hike Events Around Manzanita Provide Breathtaking Sights

(Manzanita, Oregon) – The section of rugged and wild Oregon coast that surrounds Manzanita is truly some of the more untamed along these shores, and two events in July bring you much closer to that. Both are relatively easy hikes and involve some amazing views and glimpses of wildlife, both intertidal and the flying kind.

Latest Coastal Lodging News Alerts
In Seaside:
Includes exclusive listings; major specials when beaches reopen
In Cannon Beach:
Includes rentals not listed anywhere else
In Manzanita, Wheeler, Rockaway Beach:
major specials when beaches reopen
In Pacific City, Oceanside:
major specials when beaches reopen
In Lincoln City:
major specials when beaches reopen
In Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach:
major specials when beaches reopen
In Newport:
Look for major specials when beaches reopen
In Waldport
New amenities offered; specials coming when beaches open
In Yachats, Florence
Big specials coming; lodgings not listed anywhere else

On July 16, Manzanita plays host to “Conserving Our Land, Beach & Sea Walk / Bioblitz,” an easy beach walk that explores and catalogs the wildlife of that northern edge of Neah-Kah-Nie Beach.

A BioBlitz is an intensive survey of a defined area on a single day with the goal of identifying all the species to be found in that area at one time. It is a snapshot of biodiversity, and in this case it involves that steep cliff rise below Highway 101 where the beach bumps into the mountain.

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council, Lower Nehalem Community Trust, Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, and the Oregon Coast Aquarium will be on hand to guide this family-friendly event. A morning low tide will leave pools full of life waiting to be discovered. It all begins at 9 a.m. and it’s free (although donations are appreciated).

Guides from the Oregon Coast Aquarium will lead this fun intertidal BioBlitz and walk. Bright purple seastars, yellow sea slugs, crabs, and an array of algae thrive at the intersection of the ocean reserve site and Peregrine Point. The groups really need your help in cataloging all that lives in these amazing spaces.

You’ll not only learn but acquire a deeper appreciation for this coastline, while helping others understand more about it as well. See www.explorenaturetillamookCoast.com.

On July 20, Manzanita’s Oswald West State Park provides the “Seabird Science Hike,” to investigate the area and double community efforts to monitor nesting seabirds within Oregon's Marine Reserves.

Exploring this part of the Oregon coast, a story emerges shedding light on the interconnection between terrestrial and marine ecosystems. This stretch of coastline is brimming with energy and life: nesting seabirds, wind swept landscapes, migrating whales, gliding pelicans, and ancient forests are all part of the story of this magical place.

With Oswald West State Park being the gateway to the Cape Falcon Maine Reserve, these two together create a corridor of conservation stretching from the land three miles into the sea.

The event happens from 10 a.m. to noon.

This family friendly event is co-hosted by the Friends of Cape Marine Reserve and the Audubon Society of Portland. Enjoy an easy 1 mile hike down to Devil's Cauldron, Audubon's seabird monitoring site, to view the remaining nesting cormorants. The hike will continue on through a coastal meadow and various forest environments before heading back to our starting location.

This hike is an easy 2-mile round trip journey within Oswald West State Park. The first 100 feet of the trail descends down a steep, graveled trail (around 100 feet or so). The rest of the trail is flat. Devil's Cauldron offers stunning views of the ocean from a the cliffs edge. The main part of the trail has a fence keeping hikers from the edge. Nearby portions of the trail (not included in this hike) are not fenced.

Contact capefalconmr@gmail.com or call 541-231-8041. See www.explorenaturetillamookCoast.com. ______ Where to stay in Manzanita for these events - Where to eat - Map and Virtual Tour

Oregon Coast Lodging

 






More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....

More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....

 

Oregon Coast event or adventure you can't miss

 



Coastal Spotlight


LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

Bioluminescent Phytoplankton: What Makes Glowing Sand On Oregon Coast, Washin...
One of the more treasured, wondrous and surreal experiences you can have is 'glowing sand' at night. Sciences
Tornado, WWII Submarines and Motor Lodge: Oregon Coast Inns With A Past
A full dive into living Oregon coast history is a refreshing thing. Yet it's rare. Lincoln City, Newport
Wrecking the Peter Iredale: How Oregon Coast History Played Out in 1906
The wee hours of October 25 were wild and gnarly, and they were certainly chaotic if you were out to sea. Warrenton, Astoria, Washington, Seaside
Waves That Go the Wrong Direction: Weird Oregon / Washington Coast Science
The foam is heading outward, towards the sea, instead of towards land. Weather
Popular Yet Layered on Oregon Coast
Like a treasure hunt, there's more to your favorite spot than meets the eye: Warrenton, Pacific City, Depoe Bay
Officials: No Fireworks on Oregon Beaches; Washington Coast Rules, Concerns
All types are illegal on Oregon beaches, on the Washington coast there is a worry of plastic debris
Tourism In Manzanita In 1914 A Rugged But Enticing N. Oregon Coast Adventure
Manzanita and northern Tillamook County were just getting discovered and coming into their own. History
Unique But Subtle Lunar Eclipse on the 4th for Oregon, Washington Coast
It's called a penumbral lunar eclipse, meaning only the edge of the moon will get affected. Science, astronomy

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted

Oregon Coast Lodging
Rentals
Specials

Dining

Events Calendar

Oregon Coast Weather

Travel News

Search for Oregon Coast Subjects, Articles

Virtual Tours, Maps
Deep Details