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Astoria Riverwalk

Location: Astoria

Distance/Difficulty: Easy, about 3 miles one way

Type of Trail/Surface: paved

Features/Description: Astoria?s Riverwalk stretches from the Port of Astoria down to Safeway on the trolley tracks. Enjoy spectacular views of the Columbia River.

Amenities: Restroom at the Port office (on weekdays)

Parking: Parking along the trail

Contact: Kevin Beck, Astoria Parks and Community Services director, (503) 325-7275 or kbeck@astoria.or.us

Dogs Allowed?: On leashes

Cathedral Tree Trail

Location: Astoria

Distance/Difficulty: medium, difficult

Type of Trail/Surface: gravel, stairs, mud

Features/Description: Start at the trailhead at 28th and Irving in Astoria. If driving, travel south up 16th Street toward Astoria Column, turn left, East on Irving, park along roadside at 28th Street. Hike to the junction of Cathedral Tree, and continue west to the Column or north to Irving. This urban trail leads through the forest to give you spectacular view of Astoria, the mouth of the Columbia River, Youngs Bay and Cape Disappointment. Note that there have been temporary repairs done on the trail since the 2007 storm. Use caution. Permanent repairs to the trail are scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2009.

Amenities: Restroom at the Astoria Column.

Parking: Park along road at 28th and Irving streets

Contact: Kevin Beck, Astoria Parks and Community Services director, (503) 325-7275 or kbeck@astoria.or.us

Dogs Allowed?: On leashes.

The Astoria Riverwalk

- Alex Pajunas

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