Hiking Club Activity - Explore the Discovery Trail in Ilwaco

Saturday, November 19, 2011 -
9:00am to 1:00pm

HIKING CLUB  to explore the Discovery Trail in Ilwaco.

We'll be hiking the Discovery Trail from downtown Ilwaco to Beard's Hollow at the beach.  From there, we will hike over the Westwind Trail to the North Head Lighthouse and Bell's View lookout, and back to Ilwaco via the Discovery Trail.  This hike is a moderate hike, about 5 - 6 miles total, and includes a few hills.  The Westwind Trail  is considered "difficult" and steep with switchbacks and is about 0.9 miles, but is currently in good shape (not too much mud yet this season!).

We'll meet at coffee kiosk near the Red Lion at 9:00 a.m. and carpool from there.  Maps will be included.

What to bring: 

As always, bring your raingear.  Dress in layers as you'll get warm walking up the hills.  The Discovery Trail is mostly asphalt with some dirt trail.  The Westwind Trail is dirt, Bring a small daypack for your extra layers plus a snack and beverage of choice.  We are planning to be back in Astoria by 1:00 p.m.


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