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City of Astoria, Oregon

 

Local Trails

Cathedral Tree Trail/Column Trail
  Starts at 28th and Irving Ave. in Astoria and is 3 miles round trip.
Sights: Wooded area, Cathedral Tree, Astoria Column, and Astoria viewpoints
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Riverwalk  
  6 miles of paved pathway stretching from the Port of Astoria to Tongue Point.
Sights: Ships, bird watching and the Columbia River.
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Shively Park Loop
  Start at the park off of Williamsport Road in Astoria.
Sights: Wooded area, and wildlife.
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Pipeline Road Trail
  Urban forest from James Street at Williamsport Road to the east beyond City limits to Market Road in Svensen. 1.3 miles
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Middle School Path
 Natural forest area. From Astoria Middle School (1100 Klaskanine Avenue) south through County property to Highway 202 near 1100 Olney Avenue. More...
Clatsop Community College Connector Trail  
  From Clatsop Community College parking lot to the Astoria Column. More...
City Water Reservoir Path
  Natural forest area follows the utility corridor from northeast corner of Middle School property towards the Reservoir. More...

 

Other Local Trails

Fort to Sea Trail

 Start from the Visitor Center at Fort Clatsop, and is about 6 miles round trip.
Sights: Views of the Pacific Ocean, deep woods, dunes and beach. 

Tillamook Head

Starts at Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach, and 3.6 miles round trip.
Sights: Pacific Ocean viewpoints.

Coffenbury Lake

 A 2 mile path that circles the edge of Coffenbury Lake at Fort Stevens State Park.
Sites: Lake views, wildlife, bird watching.

 Saddle Mountain Trail

 
 Starts at the Saddle Mountain trailhead off of highway 26, and is 3 miles each way.
Sights: Wooded area, wildlife, and mountain viewpoints.

 

Below is a link to the City of Astoria Trails Master Plan, Completed in 2013:

trails masterplan 5-20-13.pdf pdf Document

  

Employee
of the
Month

Peter von Payens has worked with the Astoria Aquatic Center as a lead guard and fitness instructor for a year and a half. Peter is a positive team member, always has an encouraging word for coworkers, has a very large knowledge of lifeguarding, keeps other staff focused on safety and working as a team. He excels in teaching new staff members rescue techniques and coaching staff to stay in practice as well as instruction in fitness. Peter teaches aqua aerobics classes, yoga classes and assists patrons in using the fitness center. Peter brings a positive presence to our facility when he works and helps to keep our patrons safe. Thank you for all your hard work Peter!

 

Park Partner of the Month

Dale Hirahara is a 50 year resident of Astoria and of those 50 years she has coached softball for 23 of them. Dale has been a volunteer head softball coach with Astoria Parks and Recreation for 3 years, an assistant for many more, and she has run softball skills camps and clinics for the last 15 years. Dale is one of the most requested coaches by players in our community teaching 1st year players to the most advanced level of competitive youth softball.  Her kindness and knowledge of basic fundamentals have been great tools in shaping the skill set of young ball players in Astoria. Dale has also coached and played in our adult softball leagues for 30 years. Dale has been an outstanding volunteer and valuable softball ambassador for Astoria Parks and Recreation Department, and to the community at large.  Thank you, Dale!

 
 
 

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