Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Adventuring: 40:40:1 Heceta Head Lighthouse Trail

Oregonians and visitors have enjoyed the perfectly situated beauty of Heceta Head Lighthouse. The easy way to approach the Lighthouse is to park in the parking lot bellow it's perch and walk up the 0.3 mile trail to get a closer look. Another way is to drive another mile north, past the entrance to a little pull-off to the right. Across the road to the left you will see a trail head for Hobbits Trail. Start following this and when it splits stay to the left to wind your way along the 1.5 mile trail to see a back view of the lighthouse. This trail will end at the base of the house and you can then enjoy all the usual tourist photos and tours.

The day I chose to do this was a foggy March morning. The trail will incline and descend though ocean grass, ferns, and trees. This AM there was an eery beauty with the fog and the rising sun.

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