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Trail Ambassador Training Hike – South Coast

June 6 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to run a trail Ambassador Station. Also enjoy an informative hike to get to know the trails you serve!

Hike Leaders: Trevor Bradford

Hike Distance: Around 2 Miles

Elevation Gain: ~ 700 ft

Hike Intensity: Low

Hike Overview:

We will hike the Natural Bridges and Thunder Rock Cove Loop trails. Both are relatively low intensity with some brief steep sections.

Hiking information:

These trails are south coast gems with numerous scenic overlooks. This hike will give us a chance to assess the trailhead as well as gather first hand experience of the hike and surrounding lands to pass along to trail users.

What to expect:

We will meet at Natural Bridges, go over Trail Ambassador materials and setup, then do the hike around the trail systems there. This land is managed by Oregon State Parks and we ask that you respect all posted signage and stay on the trail. Please dress for the weather and bring plenty of food and water.

You should expect to participate in this hike for its entirety. For safety reasons, please do not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early.

What to bring:

  • Plenty of water
  • Lunch + snacks
  • A pack to carry your water, snacks, lunch and other items in.

What to wear:

  • Comfortable shoes – Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp rocks and give good traction on steep trails such as hiking boots or trail runners. No open toed shoes!
  • Layered clothing that can be removed or put on to meet rapidly changing weather conditions.
  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather


Directions will be provided via email 48 hours prior to the event.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes. In every corner of what we now call Oregon, these people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government at various times throughout history. We are privileged to be here today & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.

EQUITY & INCLUSION: TKO seeks to make Oregon’s trails a place where people can go to connect with nature & one another. Not everyone feels safe & welcome in the outdoors due to racism, bias & hate. We commit to being part of the solution to change that. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target individuals or groups will not be tolerated by TKO, regardless of whether they are based on age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical & emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable/unsafe – interrupt directly, tell a crew leader &/or complete the post-event survey.


Samuel Boardman State Scenic Area
18982 Oregon Coast Hwy
Brookings, OR 97415 United States
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