Arch Rock is a beautiful bookends for a 4-mile round-trip hike on the Oregon Coast Trail north of Brookings. The Del Norte Triplicate/Richard Wiens
On a journey from one postcard-quality landmark to another, we gaped at skyscraper sea stacks topped with tall trees while descending and ascending a sun-soaked rainforest of stately spruces.
Last Saturday, Laura and I enjoyed the best stretch of true coastal trail we’ve yet to find in these parts. And even though our lunch spot was called Secret Beach, almost the entire route clove close to U.S. Highway 101 and could be accessed from multiple parking areas.
That’s America’s Wild Rivers Coast for you: Easy to get to; nobody else there. And in the case of Arch Rock and Natural Bridges, beautiful bookends for an afternoon above the beach.