Lewis and Clark Trail Series

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South Slough Scramble: Fun Run to Fit Your Schedule

Starting September 26 and Ending October 17, 2020

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park hosts the 11th annual free South Clatsop Slough Scramble with a twist – participate on your own schedule!Starting Saturday, Sept. 26 and ending Oct. 17, complete the course during daylight hours. The course consists of 5k and 10k loops, starting and finishing at the park’s Netul Landing, about 1.5 miles south of Fort Clatsop. To participate, pick up a trail bandana and course map at the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Bandanas are available for the first 90 participants. Wear your bandana while you scramble, saunter, crawl, hike, walk or run the loop of your choice. Post a short video or photo on social media showing us your experience on the trail with the hashtag #LCScramble.

Both loops will take participants along the ups and downs of the South Slough Trail, into the coastal hills, and along the Lewis and Clark River. The routes cross several scenic boardwalks and bridges and are not accessible for most wheelchairs or strollers. Please recreate responsibly. Practice social distancing. Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you and others. Wear a face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained. Wash your hands often. If you feel sick, please visit another day.

The 11th annual Scramble kicks off on Sept. 26, National Public Lands Day, an annual event to encourage everyone to visit outdoor sites. This South Clatsop Slough Scramble fun run is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association, which also operates a bookstore open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center.

 
Image of the route for the 10k and 5k runs overlaid on a satellite photo of the trails

South Clatsop Slouth Scramble 10k Route
Pick up course map and bandana at Fort Clatsop Visitor Center. Park and begin at Netul Landing. Proceed up Netul Trail to road crossing to South Slough Trail (Steep Trail). Watch for cars at Fort Clatsop Road crossing. Continue to the Fort to Sea Trail. Turn west (left) up the Fort to Sea Trail then right (north) onto the Kwis Kwis Trail. Follow the Kwis Kwis Trail around. Intersect (sharp left) with the Fort to Sea Trail to cross Fort Clatsop Road. Watch for traffic while in the crosswalk. Continue on through the picnic area and down the Netul Trail back to Netul Landing.

South Clatsop Slouth Scramble 5k Route:
Pick up course map and bandana at Fort Clatsop Visitor Center. Park and begin at Netul Landing. Proceed up Netul Trail to road crossing to South Slough Trail (Steep Trail). Watch for cars at the Fort Clatsop Road crossing. Continue across the Fort to Sea Trailhead. Follow the sign to "Fort", north and then east on the Fort to Sea Trail. Then cross Fort Clatsop Road. Watch for traffic while in the crosswalk. Continue on through the picnic area and down the Netul Trail back to Netul Landing.

 
Runners crossing bridge
2020 Lewis and Clark Trail Run Series
The 2020 Lewis and Clark Trail Run Series will include two events along beautiful forested trails. Both events are open to walkers and runners of all ages and provide the opportunity to experience the northwest coast the way people have for thousands of years - on footpaths.
 
Person in Salmon costume walking across dunes to beach with words Spring Salmon Run 2020 across the middle

Spring Salmon Run - Virtual!

Saturday April 18, 2020

On the 18th, post on THIS Salmon Run event page what fitness you do that day while following COVID-19 precautions. It could be an actual 5K along an open sparsely used route, a treadmill run/walk, yoga, playing/exercising at your home alone or with family, etc. Have fun, be creative, and get some exercise!

To compete for a prize, include a picture of your exercise (PG please). Extra points will be granted for salmon-themed or junior ranger – themed fitness. Winners will be contacted through Facebook messenger.
 

Virtual Salmon Run 2020 Winners

 
Three social media posts of physical activity completed on April 18th for Virtual Salmon Run
Virtual Salmon Run 2020 Winners
 

10k run or 5K walk/run times & results
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Place Bib # Time Name
Men's 10k
1 133 38.39 Squire
2 58 45.21 Dahlberg
3 63 50.11 Dean
4 134 50.40 Wiegardt
5 135 52.49 Craze
6 65 52.50 Connell
7 64 53.16 Heiner
8 60 60.06 Fischer
9 132 60.54 Blacker
10 136 70.20 Nichols
Women's 10k
1 61 51.12 Nowak
2 131 53.22 Hutmacher
3 59 55.32 Rzewnicki
4 66 56.35 Egleston
5 68 60.54 Blacker
6 62 70.07 Smith
Men's 5k
1 335 23.28 Rocher
2 437 24.37 B. Evans
3 441 24.37 J. Evans
4 446 30.58 Murphy
5 438 32.20 Ornie
6 350 38.03 Miller
7 337 39.52 Neal
8 347 44.41 Nelson
9 443 49.01 Verihe
10 433 75.14 L. Kuller
11 436 75.15 D. Kuller
Women's 5k
1 447 31.15 Squire
2 444 32.28 Simmons
3 339 33.09 Vanderburg
4 445 35.04 Heigh
5 442 38.22 Veriha
6 349 38.41 Miller
7 341 40.12 J. Isom
8 342 41.55 Plancon
9 348 44.41 Choi
10 334 44.59 Fields-Lardie
11 336 48.01 Creel
12 67 49.01 Kellner
13 346 52.58 R. Woodrich
14 343 53.00 B. Moss
15 434 56.09 Kuller
16 340 58.36 A. Isom
17 344 63.23 H. Moss
18 345 63.23 A. Woodrich
19 338 65.06 Ficher
20 439 did not finish T. Evans

Last updated: September 25, 2020

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Mailing Address:

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
92343 Fort Clatsop Road

Astoria, OR 97103

Phone:

(503) 861-2471
Rangers are available and able to answer your calls between the hours of 9 - 5 PST.

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