Day Hike - Johns River State Wildlife Area & Bottle Beach State Park

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Day Hike - Johns River State Wildlife Area & Bottle Beach State Park

Mid-week hike to view birds, elk, and the “ghosts” of “Ocosta by the Sea”—planned in the 1890’s to be the most important harbor north of San Francisco. Find out what didn’t happen.....while enjoying a beautiful beach.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 20 ft
  • Pace: Easy, social

Participants will be notified of time and place to meet, but plan for a morning hike as low tide (-0.1) is at 9:32 am.  We’ll hike Bottle beach first, then go to Johns River.

Bring binoculars and wear good rain gear.  We’ll drive to Bottle Beach first (Need DISCOVER Pass). As we’re hiking the shore, we’ll learn about a fascinating history and hopefully see many seabirds — maybe thousands! Then we’ll drive several miles to Johns River and hike the flat and easy trail—hopefully to view the resident elk herd.

Route/Place

Johns River State Wildlife Area & Bottle Beach State Park


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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