Northwest Oregon Coast

Complete information includes the plant list of the area, access of the area, description of trails, cautions about area, and specific species to the area for the following:

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Fort Stevens State Park

Plant list:Fort Stevens State Park (PDF file, 55 KB)  
Access: Fort Stevens State Park is part of a multi-site multi-state park ... more >>
Trails: There are paved hiking & biking trails throughout the park, from ... more >>
Cautions: The Fort is very exposed, particularly to wind and surf, ... more >>
Outstanding features: This park has outstanding coastal dune ... more >>
Species to look for: Abronia latifolia, yellow sand-verbena ... more >>

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Fort Clatsop - Lewis & Clark National Park

Plant list:Fort Clatsop (PDF file, 55 KB)  
Access: Fort Clatsop is a recently enlarged unit of our newest national park ... more >>
Trails: The Netul Landing trail runs from the south parking area along the Lewis & Clark River ... more >>
Cautions: 1. Cougars and bears are resident in the Coast Range. While no assaults have been ... more >>
Outstanding features: The fort recently expanded. On the east side and middle of this park unit ... more >>
Species to look for: The beachgrass meadow is a good place to see three common coastal grasses ... more >>

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Gnat Creek Hatchery

Plant list:Gnat Creek Hatchery (PDF file, 88 KB)  
Access: Gnat Creek Hatchery is south of Highway 30 and 16 miles east of Astoria, Oregon ... more >>
Trails: There are two main trails and several small loop trails upstream of the hatchery ... more >>
Cautions: Bears, cougars and other predators are occasional in the area ... more >>
Outstanding features: Gnat Creek has nice outcrops of a thick sandstone unit (Gnat Creek Sandstone) ... more >>
Species to look for: These trails are excellent places to view coastal temperate rainforest plant ... more >>

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Saddle Mountain

Plant list: Saddle Mountain (PDF file, 51 KB)  
Access: Saddle Mountain can be reached from Highway 26 in ... more >>
Trails: The trail is 2.5 miles to the summit, with a gain of 1,500 ft. ... more >>
Cautions: Dress for mountain hiking, including suitable footgear, ... more >>
Outstanding features: Saddle Mountain is the most accessible peak ... more >>
Species to look for: Cardamine pattersonii, Saddle Mountain ... more >>

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Tillamook Head

Plant list: Tillamook Head (PDF file, 89 KB)  
Access: This Park is now part of a multi-site multi-state park, the Lewis ... more >>
Trails: The Oregon Coast Trail runs from Cannon Beach to Seaside, ... more >>
Cautions: The ocean cliff headlands of Tillamook Head are exposed to ... more >>
Outstanding features: Tillamook Head has nice older forest, with bits ... more >>
Species to look for: Erigeron glaucus, beach fleabane ... more >>

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Cape Falcon(in Oswald West State Park)

Plant list: Cape Falcon (PDF file, 40 KB)  
Access: Drive on Highway 101 in south Clatsop County to Oswald ... more >>
Trails: The Oregon Coast Trail runs through Oswald West State Park ... more >>
Cautions: The ocean cliff headlands of Cape Falcon are exposed to ... more >>
Outstanding features: Cape Falcon has forests of moderate age to ... more >>
Species to look for: Baccharis pilularis, coyote-brush more >>

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Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain (in Oswald West State Park)

Plant list: Neahkahnie Mountain (PDF file, 32 KB)
Access: Near the south end of Oswald West State Park, a small trail ... more >>
Trails: The Oregon Coast Trail comes up from Manzanita, heading ... more >>
Cautions: Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain is exposed to the full force of ... more >>
Outstanding features: The trail goes through older regenerated Sitka ... more >>
Species to look for: Cardamine pulcherrima var. tenella, slender ... more >>

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Neah-Kah-Nie Seacliffs (in Oswald West State Park)

Plant list: Neahkahnie Seacliffs (PDF file, 25 KB)
Access: From Highway 101, look for signs where the Coast Trail ... more >>
Trails: The Oregon Coast Trail drops to the west of the highway in a ... more >>
Cautions: The ocean cliff headlands of Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain are ... more >>
Outstanding features: This site has numerous species common to ... more >>
Species to look for: Castilleja littoralis, ocean Indian-paintbrush ... more >>

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Soapstone Lake

Plant list: Soapstone Lake (PDF file, 66 KB)
Access: Soapstone Lake is east of Highway 53, south of Highway 26, and east of Highway 101, ... more >>
Trails: The trail to Soapstone Lake is 1.5 miles long. The loop trail ... more >>
Cautions: This trail is in the Coast Range, where coyotes ... more >>
Outstanding features: Soapstone Creek and Lake are eroded out of marine sediments, ... more >>
Species to look for: Carex aquatilis var. dives, Sitka sedge (Cyperaceae)... more >>

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