Last updated: June 28, 2021
The South Slough Trail makes a great day hike if you have prepared well. There are sections of the trail that are steep, going both uphill and downhill and sections of the trail that can be slick and muddy.
Know before you go what the weather will be like, where you are going. There is a bathroom at Netul Landing and one at the Fort to Sea Trailhead. There are no water fountains, so make sure you bring plenty of water and snacks. Please also plan on packing out anything you pack in as there are no trash cans along the trail.
Check out our safety page for more tips to prepare for your hike, and stop in at the visitor center before you go to pay the entrance fee, grab a trail map and check in with the ranger regarding any trail closures or dangerous conditions.
From Astoria, head south on U.S. Highway 101 and follow the signs to Fort Clatsop.
Substrates - 40% Compacted ¾” gravel; 40% compacted dirt; 20% boardwalk
Steep slope - appx. 30% grade at highest
Narrow section of path -32 inches
Benches/rest areas: Bench along path, pit toilets at Fort to Sea Trailhead and Netul Landing.
Potential hazards: Muddy, flooded, trail washing out, high winds, downed trees, slick boardwalks.
The South Slough Trail is not designated as wheelchair-accessible. For specific inquiries please e-mail the Lewis and Clark NHP Accessibility Contact or call (503)861-2471.