Tour Length: 8-hours/year round (weather permitting)
Departure Time: 9:00am (customized for private or large bus groups)
Pricing: $100.00 per person (min 6 or more required to operate; Includes pick up; Drop off, transportation and tour guide)
The perfect combination of stunning Oregon Coast and coastal old growth forest filled with Cedars, Douglas firs and giant old growth Sitka Spruce trees! The trees around you represent a timeline of forest succession.
Oregon’s coastline is graced with unforgettable vistas: dramatic cliffs, offshore rocks and sea lions; wide sandy beaches; majestic capes; historic lighthouses; enchanted forests and lovely small beach towns which artists and artisans make their home. You cannot leave without having visited our breathtakingly beautiful Pacific Coast.
The Coastal loop drives over the mountain range ascending into the Clatsop State Forest with views of clear cut logging and many generations of growth of Douglas firs, Hemlocks, Cedars and Sitka Spruce to name a few.
Before we arrive on the Oregon Coast, no tour is complete without a brief stop at the Camp 18 logging museum. Any imaginable logging equipment over the logging era’s can be seen on display in a natural environment.
Upon entering Cannon Beach, we will visit Ecola State park on a walk that will take you amongst the forest giants in an Old Growth Sitka Spruce that affords a moderate but memorable hike.
Lunch in Cannon Beach offers numerous dining options that people come from all over to try the incredible cuisine they are known for. Cannon Beach, a quaint little beach town with shops, art galleries, restaurants and candy shops. Then take a little time to stroll the cozy main street and stop at the candy shop for fresh made salt water taffy. Depart Cannon Beach with a viewing of the protected Marine Sanctuary Haystack Rock, a large basalt mono lift that acts as marine wildlife sanctuary.
Head south down the 101 coast highway with dramatic cliff views, coastal towns, rivers, bays stopping at the Tillamook Cheese Factory for samples of cheese, fudge and Tillamook ice cream you can’t resist!
Cape Mears lighthouse sits high above the Pacific Ocean on a 700 feet headland. Walk into the forest to see the “Octopus of the forest” Sitka Spruce Heritage Tree. This gentle giant will amaze any tree lover.
On our way home this trip would not be complete without a stop at the Tillamook Forestry Center in the Tillamook State Forest before heading back to Portland.
Return to Portland