Hiking Samuel H. Boardman Park
I travel for a number of reasons to some of the most beautiful and isolated parts of the world. Cultural immersion, food, adventure and to witness vanishing cultures are a few that come to mind.
I also have planned some trips around hiking and there are a few that stand out. The Cinque Terre in Italy, the Schilthorn in the Swiss Alps, Corcovado rain-forest in Costa Rica, Taman Negara in Malaysia and the Dogon country in Mali are a few that certainly find there place in my top ten, so far.
But closer to home we have some very special places and one such place is the Samuel H. Boardman state park on the southern Oregon coast.
The rugged coastline of coastal rain-forest has a number of very easy trail-heads that lead to stunning vistas and empty beaches. You can also make a longer hike by starting at one end and hiking the 12 or so easy miles and shuttling back with a second car.
Here are just a few photos with locations and at the bottom is a 4 minute video we produced for the City of Brookings to show off what I consider to be one of the most beautiful hikes in the world.