Oregon Coast Trail

Oregon Coast Trail

Thru-hike the stunning and entirely public Oregon coast

The Oregon Coast Trail is a 367-mile route tracing the coastline of Oregon on beach, trail, and, occasionally, Highway 101. The route passes through numerous state parks, a national recreation area, myriad small towns, and through some of the most stunning scenery in the world.

Sunset Bay State Park
See what I mean? Sunset Bay State Park, near Charleston, Oregon.

Oregon’s Land Use Legacy and the Trail’s Future

This route is made possible by Oregon’s public coastline, an unusual arrangement that is protected by our state land use laws and undergirded by historic precedent.

However, the trail is not yet complete, and it needs your help! Learn more about the current effort to fill in the gaps in the Oregon Coast Trail.

Plan Your OCT Journey

The OCT can be thru-hiked or done in sections. Either way, you will be treated to stunning scenery, a diversity of landscapes, small towns with lots of character, and more. I completed the OCT thru-hike in spring 2017. It was a fulfilling experience that I highly recommend.

Use the options below to begin learning about the trail and planning your trip!

Trail Data

Trip Planning

Read my Oregon Coast Trail journal, check out all my OCT blog posts, or just look at some pretty pictures:

OCT Section 1