Oregon Nature Trails

Oregon Nature Trails – Escorted Travel and Hiking Tours: Schedule for Days 8-14

Explore all of Oregon’s diverse, fantastic landscapes on this guided hiking small group tour.


Come join us for a set of guided walking tours in Oregon’s grandest parks, ranging from warm high desert strolls to cool seaside hikes. Be amazed as our hiking tours bring you up close to some of natures most unusual sights, from high elevation Paulina Lake with waterfalls amidst a desert landscape, to the luscious McKenzie River Valley. Take a tour up the Yaquina Head lighthouse, and explore the unusual biology of intertidal pools full of sea stars, urchins and colorful anemones.

The pounding surf of Oregon’s Pacific Ocean offers an amazing glimpse into natural history, where lava flows met with the ocean, and steep mountain ranges begin directly at the water line. We help you spot the world’s second largest whales, and hike you through part of the largest coastal sand dunes in North America. Be dwarfed by the world’s tallest trees in Redwood State Park, and gaze into the depths of North America’s deepest lake, which happens to be the crater of a giant volcano at Crater Lake National Park. From small harbor towns to wild west desert villages, you will find yourself immersed in a warm and friendly society that lives in one of America’s most beautiful state, and its best kept secret.

Multnomah Falls

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Top Attractions on our Oregon Hiking Tours

Day 8: Day tour to old Newport harbor – Yaquina lighthouse – Oregon Coast Aquarium

We take several walks along the scenic Pacific Coast, climb on working Yaquina lighthouse and discover the plentiful sea life in the cold, clean waters of the North Pacific. We will visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium for a deeper understanding of the unique environment of the Oregon Coast. We can arrange an optional whale watching tour departing from Newport. Here we will spend the evening browsing through some fascinating galleries and enjoying the restaurants on the pier where seals can be observed.

Yaquina Lighthouse

Yaquina Lighthouse

Marine Tide Pool

Marine Tide Pool

Day 9: Yachats – Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area – Bandon

The wild Pacific Ocean surf crashes upon jagged shores at Devil’s Churn where we will stop for a walk. Cape Perpetua Scenic Area offers miles of clear views. We drive along the scenic Oregon Coast Highway to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area for a longer hike through the sand dunes. In the evening we enjoy the magnificent sunset over the Pacific ocean and stay in a small harbor town.

Devil's Churn

Devil’s Churn

Oregon Dunes

Oregon Dunes

Day 10: Bandon – Redwood State Park – Jacksonville, Oregon

Our drive along Highway 101 provides gorgeous views of the Pacific. We stop for a hike on the Oregon Coastal Trail through old growth forests and stunning views of the coast. Crossing the California border we take a walk among the largest trees in the world in the Redwoods State Park. Next stop is a rare plant preserve at the Darlingtonia Wayside. For the next two nights we stay at the small mining town of Jacksonville listed on the National Historic Register.

Highway 101

Highway 101

Darlingtonia  Carnivorous Plant

Darlingtonia Carnivorous Plant

Day 11: Jacksonville – Ashland – optional white water rafting

Enjoy pedestrian friendly Jacksonville and Ashland, famous for its Shakespeare festival, galleries and shopping. Hike the trails at Ashland Lithia Park. Afternoon Southern Oregon Winery tour. Optional activities: white water rafting on the Rogue River, Ashland theater play or cabaret in the evening.

Jacksonville

Jacksonville

Whitewater rafting on the Rogue River

Whitewater rafting
on the Rogue River

Day 12: Day tour to Crater Lake National Park

Our visit to Crater Lake National Park is a highlight of the tour. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. Its stunning blue water and peaceful setting provides a lasting impression on each visitor. On the way to Crater Lake we stop in Klamath Falls at Native American Favell Museum, Fort Klamath, walk the rim, hike to Mill Creek Falls.

Crater Lake

Crater Lake

Rogue River

Rogue River

Day 13: Jacksonville – Napa Valley – Sonoma – Golden Gate Bridge – Sausalito – San Francisco

Early morning we leave Oregon over the Siskiyou pass, highest point of the western Interstate 5. First coffee stop is at the foot of majestic 12000 feet high volcano Mt. Shasta. We’ll visit Northern California’s farm land to get a taste of the highest quality olives. After snack lunch we drive through world famous Napa Valley with its many wineries. We stop for wine tasting at a historic winery close to small town Sonoma with its beautiful historic plaza, a remnant of the Mexican colonial past. Getting close to San Francisco, we’ll take an evening walk to a great view point over the Golden Gate Bridge. Our good-bye dinner will be at a Sausalito restaurant with fantastic views of the Bay and the skyline of San Francisco. This day full of exciting activities will end for the night in downtown San Francisco.

Sonoma Winery

Sonoma Winery

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

Day 14:

Today, our tour ends. We are happy to assist you with another night’s stay in San Francisco to discover this most beautiful city on your own.

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