A permit is required to hike on the Old Peak Road section of the trail. The permit is free, good for one year, and may be obtained from Starker Forests Offices at 7240 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis, 97333
Mon – Fri 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone: 541-929-2477
P.L.A.N.T. Please Leave Absolutely No Trace
Food waste, fruit cores and peels attract crows, ravens, and jays (corvids) which feed on Marbled Murrelet (MaMu) eggs and young. Leave nothing but footprints
Use a B.U.T.T. Bag
Bag used toilet tissue. Carry it out in a plastic bag.
Camp only on Forest Service land. Do not camp where there are “no camping” symbols on trail signs
No camping on private property.
No campfires except at USFS Big Elk Campground near Harlan.
No human waste within 200 feet of streams or campsites.
No-trace camping. Carry it in, carry it out. Leave nothing but footprints.
Please sign a Trail Register, which you will encounter at one of the C2C Trail informational kiosks or other locations along the trail. Only sign once at one registry station for your hike or ride. While this is not a permit, signing the register helps us (C2C Trail Partnership) document for the USFS the number of trail users, which is a provision of the C2C agreement with the Forest Service. Do not leave money in the registers.
Water is scarce
Natural year-round water sources are infrequent and all need to be purified. Plan ahead to make sure you know where you will obtain water and carry adequate water if you’re not sure.
Hiking alone is not recommended because of the trail’s remoteness. Cell phone coverage is very spotty.
Put cell phones on airplane mode to save battery power. GPS works just fine in airplane mode.
Several parts of the hiking trail cross or use active roadways, whether frequently or occasionally used by cars and trucks. Listen for vehicles and step to the side.
Respect the Wild
The Coast Range is black-bear country. Cougars also roam the woods. If you see either, make yourself look large, back away slowly—don’t run. At night, be sure to secure your food and toiletries by hanging or placing in a bear canister.
There is minimal poison oak only on the eastern section. Stinging nettles are present, as are ticks, mosquitoes and biting flies.
Know Hunting Seasons:
To ask questions or to report trail damage
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