On the Oregon Coast there are lots of trails and I mean lots of trails. But finding one that is longer than a mile or two can be challenging. So when I find one, I tend to visit it often and the Eel Lake Trail at Tugman State Park is one that I do enjoy.
Last March Bailey and I jumped in the car and headed up to Tugman State Park to hike the Eel Lake Trail and see what we could see. The trail is in-and-out and is about 6 miles in total. I keep hearing that the trail will be finished soon, but I’ve been hearing that for years, someday hopefully!
The trail rating is “Moderate” and I think that is fairly accurate for most of the way since the main trail is well maintained and clear. The end of the trail is a different story, some will want to explore further and some will turn around and head back at that point. [Read more…]
Marta Goertzen is an entrepreneur, writer and nature photographer. She daily explores the trails and beaches of the South Central Oregon Coast with her buddy Bailey. You can follow along on their adventures on Instagram. She is also the author of several books including her newest, “Choosing Gratitude: A Daily Quiet Time Journal”.