Visitors are invited to join Cape Perpetua staff and the Yachats Trails Committee Saturday, March 18, for a masterclass on the Cape Perpetua trail system.
Guest speaker Loyd Collett, former Forest Service recreation and trails manager, will share his experience planning, constructing and maintaining what would become the world-class trail system now enjoyed by thousands of visitors to Cape Perpetua.
Joanne Kittel, chair of the Yachats Trail Committee, will also present information about Yachats trails and the Amanda Trail, which honors the legacy of Native Americans on the central Oregon Coast. The Siuslaw National Forest and Yachats Trails Committee have a dedicated group of trail maintenance volunteers who work to keep Amanda and other trails passable year round. Visitors will learn about volunteer opportunities and trail work projects for the June 3 National Trails Day activities around Cape Perpetua.
Guests will also learn about efforts by Discover Your Northwest to promote public support of Cape Perpetua trails through its new trail donation fund. After the presentations, Forest Service field rangers will lead guided hikes on either the Discovery Loop or Giant Spruce Trail.
The presentations will begin at 1 pm at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, three miles south of Yachats on Highway 101.
The event is free, but a Northwest Forest Pass, Oregon Coast Passport, federal recreation pass, or $5 day-use fee is required within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. For more information, contact the visitor center at 541-547-3289.