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Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor
Published: 06/28/2014
 
This forested coastal corridor proffers excellent hiking amidst dramatic and distinctive seascapes.
This forested coastal corridor proffers excellent hiking amidst dramatic and distinctive seascapes.
Photo by Gary Hayes

From stunning shorelines to towering trees, this is the scenery that made the Oregon Coast famous.

Pack your hiking shoes, your camera and a ready sense of adventure! The Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor is a 1,470-acre park offering endless opportunities for getting lost in the natural beauty of the Oregon Coast. Take in the stunning views from several roadside viewpoints or meander your way across countless small sand beaches as you explore 12 miles of richly forested, coast-hugging park. Down on the sand, charming tide pools whisper of the secrets of the sea. You may have a beach all to yourself, even on a busy summer day.

This stretch of coastline is prized for its wealth of stunning natural amenities and it's got plenty to offer the curious day explorer. Among the riches: 300-year-old Sitka spruce trees and a handful of incredible natural rock formations including Arch Rock and Natural Bridges. More than 14 creeks also run up and down the corridor. There are 27 miles of the original Oregon Coast Trail that wind their way through the forests and meadows; past spectacular vistas and rugged cliffs; and lead to secluded cove beaches and sea stacks topped with wind-sculpted trees.

The Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor is located off U.S. Highway 101, just north of Brookings and approximately 20 miles south of Gold Beach.  - By Erin Bernard

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