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Note: This is a long hike with steep sections, so it will be challenging in places. This loop hike includes all the best parts of the beach plus a good workout: coastal forest and streams, lighthouse, and a walk on the beach. We will start at Washburne State park and hike across hwy 101 to Valley trail through the woods on the east side of the hwy, along China Creek. We will then reach the hwy again, and cross over to the ocean side. From there we will hike up a steep section of coastal forest to reach Heceta Head Lighthouse. Good place for a lunch stop and great views. We backtrack to the hwy again, and take the short but windy Hobbit trail to the sandy beach (complete with tunnel like sections through the brush reminiscent of Hobbit holes). The we will meander down the beach to Washburne park where we started. Total of 6 miles and 800 feet elevation (about the same as Spencers butte). About 1.5 hour drive. We will go rain or shine, but please bring waterproof layers, hat and gloves, FOOD, water, and wear good hiking shoes. Also: due to this coivd time, we will limit people in cars as possible, and wear masks in the cars and have them handy on the trails for passing people. People can also choose to drive themselves if preferred.