An amazing hike from a fish hatchery along the river feeding the hatchery and walk through old growth forests of the Oregon coastal rain forest.

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Gnat Creek Fish Hatchery

Year Round Walk

SN: 125764 - 2024 / Y2213

when is the event

From Mon, Jan 1st, 2024 to Dec 31st, 2024

Start box available: Daily, dawn to dusk.

Physical start box and Online start box (OSB) option

where is the event

Astoria, Oregon

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

reasons to do the event

Special programs

None provided

CC: Clatsop County


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Event comments

This is a former Turnaround Trekkers walk.This is a PPSF walk.

conditions for the event

Rating: 3C, Distance: 5(2B), 7, 12km

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: No

Strollers: No

Wheelchairs: No

Event information

Walk daily, dawn to dusk. 5k route rated 1C is out and back between the picnic shelter and the campground, then along trails near hatchery to view the falls and creek. Mostly flat on rugged forest trails with no significant hills. 7k route rated 3C is up hill climb along rugged trail to turnaround and back and then around the trails near the hatchery. Walking sticks might be helpful. Do both routes for 12k.


how to get to the event

OSB - First register for the event

The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the event directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). To plan your travels, please use the map on this page. The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.

This event also has a physical start box. These are the driving directions:

2111 Exchange Street, Astoria Oregon 97103. US30 to Astoria. From the east, turn left on Exchange (opposite of the Shell Station) to Hospital parking at 20th & Exchange. From the west, turn right on 20th to Hospital parking. Enter the revolving door of the West Lobby and go left to find the wooden file cabinet located next to the wheelchairs. If the West Lobby doors are locked, use Emergency entrance to gain access. Register here, then drive east of Astoria about 18.5 miles on US 30 to Gnat Creek Fish Hatchery to participate. Driving directions are on walk instructions.

Maps phrase and directions link

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Columbia Memorial Hospital 2111 Exchange St Astoria, OR 97103

This event has a remote start.

After registering, drive 18.5 miles East on Hwy 30 to Gnat Creek Fish Hatchery to do the walk.

PLEASE do not mix and match between the two registration methods. It will confuse you and the club. Choose one, OSB or PSB, to complete the event.

event sponsor

Columbia River Volkssport Club (AVA-0242)

Event website: www.walking4fun.org

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.