Walks: Clatsop

Walks in Clatsop county, Oregon

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Below are all 100 Steps options starting with the newest additions. You can learn about terrain, distance, seating, and more when you choose to view an individual walk.

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Garden of Surging Waves

I can’t confirm it, but I’d venture a guess that the Garden of Surging Waves is the only public venue in Oregon where you are invited to “Bring your paper, crayons and make rubbings over Confucius’ quote!” Tucked amongst aged buildings of colorful brickwork in… 

Maritime Memorial Park

Quick! What do these have in common? the longest continuous truss bridge in North America, a set of memorial walls, commercial fishermen and other hardy seafaring folk, clowns, a semi-centennial  celebration. If you answered “Astoria, Oregon,” you’re not wrong.  And “The Columbia River” is a… 

Astoria Column

If restricted time allows you to visit only one attraction in Astoria, my hands-down recommendation is the Astoria Column. Our trip to Astoria was in late winter, just days after savage storms rattled windows and peeled loose shingles.  “I was scared,” shared a local resident… 

Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site

A trip to Cannon Beach is not complete without a close up view of its most prominent sea stack, Haystack Rock.  Visible in the distance from Ecola State Park and not far from the southern end of downtown Cannon Beach, Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site… 

Downtown Cannon Beach

A sanctuary for birds and other marine wildlife, a pictorial star for visiting humans, Haystack Rock is a required stop for northern Oregon guests. If you are seeking a more quiet refuge, try the comparatively modest Whale Park…. 

Ecola State Park

The drive in to Ecola State Park is an apropos warm-up for the breathtaking views held within.  Sunlight spilled through the trees at intervals on the day we visited, streaming hazy rays onto the fern-strewn forest floor.  Stretched across the north end of busy Cannon…