We took off on an Oregon Coast Motorcycle Trip from North to South in early August, This will be one of the most beautiful 360 miles have ever ridden! We had a four day weekend; and that was a whirlwind trip considering it takes us most of the first day to get to the start and about the same to get home. So in reality, we rode the coast in 2 days and that is just not enough to stop and explore. That means we have to go back ! Ecola State park at Seaside is one of the stops with a view, that even on a tight schedule you’ll want to check out. We covered it in our Astoria weekend blog post as well; there’s a short video there too, the ride into the park is like a rain forest (without the rain.)
Oregon has 361 state parks; I’m not sure how many are on the coast, but it’s a lot…so many you can’t stop, or even just ride through all of them on a single trip. Oregon’s beaches are 100% publicly owned, so not only do you have unfettered access, but on the Oregon Coast Trail (380 miles) you can hike from Washington to California. I mentioned rain……when people think of Oregon, most will assume rain (you rust you don’t tan) and it does rain and rain and rain. However, if you have the ability to plan (July/August is safest) you can think, what rain? We’re able to watch the forecast and head out when they predicted four days of sunshine, and at least on this trip it worked out perfectly, sunny and warm all the way.
We’ve barely gotten started, so let’s get on with the rid