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Hatfield Marine Science Center Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Beginning of the Estuary Trail, Hatfield Marine Science Center (bobcat)

Contents

Hikes starting here

Fees, Regulations, Facilities

  • Admission to Visitor Center is free (donation suggested)
  • No pets permitted
  • Guided nature walks in the summer

Driving Directions

From Portland:

Drive I-5 South to Exit 278 for Donald and Aurora.

After exiting, turn right onto Ehlen Road, which becomes Yergen Road, and drive 3.6 miles.

At a crossroads, continue straight on McKay Road for 3.4 miles.

At the T-junction with Highway 219, turn right, and proceed 3.1 miles, crossing the Willamette River.

Turn left onto the Newberg/Dundee Bypass, and go 4.2 miles.

Bear right at the merge with Highway 99W, and drive another 3.2 miles.

Then turn left onto Highway 18 for Dayton and the Oregon Coast. Keep on Highway 18 for 52.1 miles.

Before Highway 101, there’s a junction where cars going north peel off to the right for Neskowin and Tillamook. Drive 0.7 more miles and merge with Highway 101 South.

Drive 31.6 miles through Lincoln City and then Newport, crossing the Yaquina Bay Bridge. Make a right turn for the Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

After 0.5 miles, keep straight (Turn right for the Aquarium).

Drive 0.3 more miles and bear right for the Visitor Center parking lot. The trail begins at a pier on the far end of the parking area.


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Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

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