Floras Lake

Windsurfers on Floras Lake

  • Moderate (lake to orange bluffs)
  • 3.5-mile loop
  • 100 feet elevation gain

  • Difficult (lake to Blacklock Point)
  • 8.3 miles round trip
  • 250 feet elevation gain

  • Moderate (airport to Blacklock Point)
  • 3.8 miles round trip
  • 50 feet elevation gain

A hot spot for beginning windsurfers and kite boarders, this sandy lake in the coastal dunes has also become a secret mecca for hikers and backpackers exploring the wildest part of the state’s coast. Quiet trails lead along forested bluffs and untrod beaches to Blacklock Point, a headland where time seems to have stopped centuries ago. Drive Highway 101 …

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range.

Blacklock Point

Backpackers on the beach