5 km. (3.1 miles) or 10 km. (6.2 miles), both rated easy.
This is a guided walk, led by members of the Yachats Coastal Gems Volkssport Club. It begins at 10 a..m., and we aim to be at the start point by 9:45 a.m. The walk will take us along the shores of Yacquina Bay and the Pacific Ocean on paved and natural paths. Along the way we'll pass the Rogue Brewery, the Hatfield Marine Science Center, the relatively new west coast research station of NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), a marine nature preserve and into South Beach State Park.
Carpools will leave the lobby of the Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way in Eugene, at 7 a.m. and return there about 5 p.m. Each rider pays the driver $10 to help cover car expenses. Following the walk, the carpoolers will probably choose a restaurant in Newport to have lunch together; however, lunch arrangements are always optional for each rider/walker.
People traveling to Newport on their own should plan to meet the carpoolers at 9:45 a.m. at the start point, South Beach State Park, 5580 SW Coast Highway, just south of Newport (watch for signs along Hwy. 101). For more explicit directions, and further details on this walk, click on the "Other Oregon Events" bar at the top left of this page and scroll down to 4/1. Alternately, the same information on this and thousands of other Volkswalks and Volksbikes throughout the United States can be obtained by clicking on the "National Events" bar on this page, then "Events" and following the prompts. This webpage will also direct you to Volkswalks in Canada and 39 other countries throughout the world.
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Contact Us: Eugene-Springfield Mossback Volkssport Club - c/o WAAC - 215 West C Street, Springfield, Oregon 97477 - Phone: (541) 747-6470