Walking & Hiking

Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston in Coos County is an adventure waiting to happen. Grab your hiking boots, or your bike and take in nature. There are many levels of difficulty, so whatever your skill level, we think you’ll find a way to breathe in the fresh air and explore.

We have a whole system of hiking and biking trails in the immediate and surrounding area, but listed below are some of our favorites:

Oregon Coast Trail
(Sunset Bay to Cape Arago)
Located off Cape Arago Highway through Charleston, you’ll find four miles of trails (one way) winding along one of the most spectacular coastlines in Oregon.

Bluebill Trail
Located off Horsfall Road in the Oregon National Recreation Area just out of North Bend, this trail loops around a seasonal lake which is home to different species of birds and aquatic animals. Bring your camera and binoculars to view the sights.

Estuary Study Trails
South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is located off Cape Arago Highway near Charleston along Seven Devils Road and covers 19,000 acres and offers hiking trails for all ability levels.

Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Trails
The Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Trails is a brand new, one-of-a-kind trail system on the Southern Oregon Coast. Ribbons of clay dirt flow and wind through the Coos County Forest in these cross-country style trails. Moderate climbing and fun descending make this system worth the drive to the gorgeous Southern Oregon Coast. The trail system is located about 10 minutes from Bandon or Coos Bay off Highway 101, in the mists of the coastal forest.

Be sure to wear comfortable and appropriate gear, including a helmet while biking, and always carry water.