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Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Hammond, OR
Event Name: Waterfront and Nature
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 106321 2017/Y0819
Distance - Trail Ratings: 6k/7k/13k - 1A
Description: The 6k loop begins at Carruthers Park along the Columbia River dike to Hammond and back. The 7k loop goes from Carruthers Park to Warrenton and back. Flat route on packed gravel, paved trail or city streets, with a few blocks on the road shoulder. Stunning river views (on Hammond loop) with Astoria and the bridge in the distance and maybe Mt. St. Helens, if it is clear.
Amenities: Strollers: None | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Honoring Our Flag, National Register of Historic Places, United States Post Offices
Start Times: Daily - dawn to dusk
Location: Super Mart Hammond
Start Point / Driving Directions: 1180 Pacific Drive, Hammond, OR. From Astoria, follow US 30 west and then HWY 101 south. Right onto E. Harbor Drive by Walgreens. At 4 way stop in Warrenton continue straight and drive to the blinking light 4-way stop in Hammond, where the store will be on the left. From Seaside, follow HWY 101 north. Left onto E. Harbor Drive by Walgreens and continue as above. Registration materials are in a black, portable, plastic file box, usually located near the door. Ask cashier for location of box if it has moved. Register here then drive short distance to begin walk. Driving directions are on walk route instructions.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: The Hammond loop passes a library, a firehouse and the Hammond Boat basin ("Free Willy"-1993) to your checkpoint near the gazebo. Returning to Carruthers Park you will pass another viewpoint and a picturesque building which used to be the Point Adams Coast Guard Station. The Coast Guard Station was built in 1938 on the site of the Point Adams Life Saving Station (1887). A matted pencil sketch of these 2 buildings commemorating our Marine Heritage is available free at the registration point.

The Warrenton loop passes the water treatment plant, the DK Warren Estate, and the Warrenton Boat Basin on the Skipanon River, and a city park. Can you spot the eagle's nest at the top of a tree along the trail about halfway between the logging operation and the blue church? You will walk along Main Street to pass the city hall, fire and police station. The Daniel Knight Warren House, a building of frame construction completed in 1885 at the cost of $8,000, is among the outstanding houses of the late Victorian period in Clatsop County, Oregon. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
Host Club: Turnaround Trekkers
Contact: Debbie Brown (503) 325-3863
Website: www.turnaroundtrekkers.org
E-Mail Contact: debbra.brown@gmail.com