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Blacklock Point Hike

Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, Oregon

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  • The Blacklock Point Trailhead is near the Cape Blanco airport.- Blacklock Point Hike
  • Ferns abound along the trail.- Blacklock Point Hike
  • The trail connects to the Floras Lake Trail.- Blacklock Point Hike
  • View to the south--can you spot the Cape Blanco lighthouse?- Blacklock Point Hike
  • Mushroom clinging to the cliff.- Blacklock Point Hike
  • The view north to Cape Arago.- Blacklock Point Hike
  • Blacklock Point.- Blacklock Point Hike
  • Blacklock Point.- Blacklock Point Hike
  • Cape Blanco with the Sixes River mouth on the left.- Blacklock Point Hike
  • Headed back into the deep woods.- Blacklock Point Hike
  • Runners find solitude on the trail to Blacklock Point.- Blacklock Point Hike
  • Northern red legged frog (Rana aurora).- Blacklock Point Hike
  • Many spots on this trail are flooded.- Blacklock Point Hike
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Not a heavily used trail. Spectacular views at the point.
Cons: 
Trail can be flooded in many spots.
Region:
Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
120.00 ft (36.58 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Hiking, Biking
Total Distance: 
4.00 mi (6.44 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
60.00 ft (18.29 m)
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Hike Description

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Between Cape Blanco and Floras Lake there is an undeveloped state park that contains some segments of the Oregon Coast Trail and a wonderful trail out and back to Blacklock Point. This park is not marked by a sign on the highway and accordingly is usually not very busy, but it offers a great hike through the coastal forest and a spectacular reward at the end.

Starting at a small parking area next to the Cape Blanco airport, the trail to Blacklock Point is fairly easy to follow. It can be quite wet and flooded, and detours around the wet spots are frequent. The vegetation is lush, and other than the wetness the hike through the woods is quite pleasant. Eventually the trail comes out to the bluff above Blacklock Point, and from there it is a short walk along the cliffs to catch great vistas up and down the coast. Cape Blanco is prominent to the south, and the lighthouse can be seen on a clear day. 

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