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Pets allowed
No
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
2.60 mi (4.18 km)
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Shore Acres is a wonderful state park on the Oregon coast and it is especially popular for its botanical garden, modeled after the original English-style gardens of the Simpson estate established on the site in the early 1900s. A great day hike to do from this area is the southern leg of the Sunset Bay to Cape Arago Trail.

Leaving from the southwest corner of the parking area, the trail first climbs down to Simpson Beach, which is great to explore, then climbs back up to the top of the bluff. The trail meanders from the edge of the bluff to slightly inland and provides great views of Simpson Reef to the south where the sound of barking sea lions can be heard. The views of Simpson Reef get closer as the trail winds on until reaching the parking area and overlook. From this point it is another half-mile to the Cape Arago point, but much of the trail is adjacent to the highway.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

State Park Fee

Pros

Easy, level hike. Great ocean views. Sea lions.

Cons

None.

Trailhead Elevation

80.00 ft (24.38 m)

Net Elevation Gain

80.00 ft (24.38 m)

Address

Cape Arago Hwy
89526
Coos Bay, OR 97420
United States

Features

Bird watching
Wildlife
Wildlife
Big vistas
Old-growth forest
Wildflowers
Fishing

Suitable for

Biking

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, Oregon
Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, Oregon

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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