Walks: Douglas

Walks in Douglas 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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Umpqua South Jetty Beach

Douglas County has the largest square mile count of all of Oregon’s coastal counties, yet at roughly 18 linear miles it has the least amount of shoreline. Being at the center of the 40 miles of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, much of Douglas… 

Umpqua Riverfront Boardwalk

Boardwalks are ideal walking destinations: salty water lapping below a level plane on which to tread, ample seating, fresh air.  In addition to these typical boardwalk offerings, the Umpqua Riverfront Boardwalk boasts a restaurant, as well as the Umpqua Discovery Center and its gift shop…. 

Carter Lake and Taylor Lake

This pair of lesser-known central Oregon coast lakes reside near Carter Lake Campground, decorating the periphery of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.  Taylor Lake, a lop-sided horseshoe tucked between the highway and the dunes within a thick swath of trees, is viewed by traversing… 

Umpqua Wayside

If you’d like to get out of your car for a closer look at the river while driving the scenic Umpqua Highway (Oregon Route 38), the Umpqua Wayside is just the ticket.  Take a peek at the Brandy Bar, an unintended 1850 sailor party location,… 

Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area

There’s no guarantee you’ll see elk at the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, but if you look carefully chances are good you will at least glimpse some in the distance.  If you’re lucky, like the day my husband and I visited in June, you’ll see… 

Elkton Butterfly Pavilion

Charming, instructive, friendly, colorful, fragrant, relaxing – all describe this delectable slice of cultivated nature. You can easily spend several delightful hours amongst flora and butterflies. …