This Natural Bridge on The Oregon Coast is Stunning

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The Natural Bridge in Oregon at Samuel J Boardman State Park on the southern Oregon coast is but a part of several geological wonders witnessed as nature’s wonder on the Oregon coast. This bridge looks like it came straight out of a fairy tale and is absolutely incredible.

It’s located 5 miles north of Brookings, Oregon and included as a segment of the Oregon Coast Trail. The length of the park is 20 miles along the coast and that means 20 miles of spectacular beauty, coastal headlands, hiking trails and more. Included within the park are Arch Rock, Miner Creek and “Secret Beach,” Thomas Creek Bridge, Thunder Cove, House Rock, Whaleshead Beach, a herd of wild goats and so much more.

This park was named in honor of Samuel H. Boardman, the first Oregon Parks superintendent. He and others of his generation felt this shining green emerald coastline should be saved for the public. What gems they gave us: admire the 300-year old Sitka spruce trees, gaze at the amazing Arch Rock and Natural Bridges, and walk the 27 miles of Oregon Coast Trail that weave through giant forests. Seaside prairies, spectacular vistas, secluded cove beaches, rugged cliffs and forested sea stacks come one after the other at this park. Visit old mining sites. Stand and ponder the old shell middens and wonder what it was like to live in a Native American village by the Pacific Ocean. As far as hiking goes, this is not only considered an easy hike but this area of the beach is full of natural wonders. What’s to find besides scenery at Arch Rock: an easy trail along the coast, a paved loop, several picnic tables, vault toilets, but no running water. Certainly, you must stop to view the natural bridge and walk down the trail. Thomas Creek Bridge, at 345′ is the tallest bridge in Oregon. House Rock Viewpoint; Spruce Island Viewpoint, Spruce Island is interesting. Here are some more photos feating Thomas Creek Bridge, and a video featuring the hike at this Natural Bridge.

Stand and ponder the old shell middens and wonder what it was like to live in a Native American village by the Pacific Ocean. As far as hiking goes, this is not only considered an easy hike but this area of the beach is full of natural wonders. What’s to find besides scenery at Arch Rock: an easy trail along the coast, a paved loop, several picnic tables, vault toilets, but no running water. Certainly, you must stop to view the natural bridge and walk down the trail. Thomas Creek Bridge, at 345′ is the tallest bridge in Oregon. House Rock Viewpoint; Spruce Island Viewpoint, Spruce Island is interesting. Here are some more photos featuring Thomas Creek Bridge, and a video featuring the hike at this Natural Bridge.

Cove near Arch Rock, Oregon

Cove near Arch Rock, Oregon

 

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