Astoria River Trail runs from Edith Cavell parking lot up the Astoria River Valley to the Ramparts. Access to Tonquin Valley and Amethyst Lakes is found along the way.

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Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
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  • Like the South Jetty, Astoria River Trail is another place to watch the large ships. The shipping channel is close to shore and easily viewed from the riverfront.
  • Check out the interpretive displays, which depict the history of the ferry landing and the dangerous job of pilots who guide ships over the treacherous sand bar.
  • Other spots with great views: the sheltered viewing deck at the end of Sixth Street and the dock at 17th Street where two Coast Guard cutters are stationed.
The Trail follows the Columbia River from Sixth Street to 41st Street, along a five-mile stretch of shoreline. One must-stop spot that makes this trail so cool is the 14th Street ferry dock, where a radio speaker allows visitors to hear real-time conversations of pilots, boaters, and the Coast Guard as they go about the work of a major port.

Astoria, Oregon

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 503-325-6311
Fax: 503-325-9767
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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