Hatfield Marine Science Center Estuary Trail

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Newport, Oregon

Hatfield Marine Science Center Estuary Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Newport, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

Length1.1 miElevation gain6 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingViewsWildlifeNo dogs
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TRAIL USE ETIQUETTE Please DO: -Stay on the trail. -Access tide flats only at designated spots to protect fragile vegetation. -Be aware of the incoming tide. -Park in designated areas only (Oregon Coast Aquarium, Sea Lion Lot.) -Learn about the Yaquina Bay Estuary. -Enjoy!

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Bronek Grulich
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Hiking

Easy walk...

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Miranda Riley
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great little walk to talk about how great the museum was! the kiddos love playing pokemon this route too! pup was also pleased

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Misti Hartzell Jones
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Walking

a nice walk when the science center is closed

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Rachel Stewart
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The hike was overall really nice! I have kids 5 years and younger and this was perfect for them. Not too far, just far enough that by the time we got back, my oldest said her legs were tired! It was relatively safe too! I didn’t mind when they ran ahead of me because they knew to stay on the path. The path was not exactly marked. On the far right of the parking lot there is a little bridge just beyond the brush. Most of the path is paved, a few grassy parts of the path that looks like it isn’t the part of the path. There is a cut through should you need to get back quicker! It was a beautiful walk! It had lots of wildflowers to look at. There were lots of birds too! Overall, it was a really nice easy walk with the kids!

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Lynn Rowbotham
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Walking

Beautiful trail along the estuary. Saw lots of wildlife including a blue heron and a eagle. Very flat, easy trail. Short and perfect for young children too. Really enjoyed it. Takes about 45 minutes to walk out and back.

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Hal Feigenbaum
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Walking

Nice place to visit.

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Will Percell
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Walking

Easy trail lots of info.

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Devin Robinson
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Super easy, interpretive trail (educational signs along the way.) Probably wheelchair accessible. Very short. Scenic views of Yaquina bay and estuary wildlife. Many birds to see and if you're lucky you might encounter a bird of prey hunting in the marsh or a seagull dropping clams on the hard mud to crack them open.

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Michael Schober
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Mari S
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Mathew Hilgers
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Deborah McDonald
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Brian Cromie
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Paul Ruder
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Colby Turner
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Colby Turner
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James Ward
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Samantha Stamas
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Rick Glisson
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Roy Lowe
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Anna Glass
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Eric Martin
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Alicia Hempel
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Jason Miller
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