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Whether you prefer to ride along the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean or peacefully meander on a trail under a dense canopy of evergreen trees, you'll find a diverse number of trails that cater to your preferences in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. State Parks and coastal trails offer equestrians spacious areas of trails that pass by unique wildlife nesting areas, meadows, lakes, and orchards. Elijah Bristow State Park on the Willamette River provides riders with more than 10 miles (16 km) of trails including a portion of the Eugene to Pacific Crest Trail. A separate staging area with tables, water, electricity, and a restroom add to the convenience of this destination.
Just north of Florence, equestrians can enjoy a coastal view on the 17 mile (27 km) trail system at Dry Lake and Horse Creek Trailhead. Looped trails take riders along spectacular vistas of river valleys amidst the lush growth of the Siuslaw National Forest. Guided trips are also available along the coast.