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Long Island Trip - Saturday, August 5

  • August 05, 2023
  • 2:45 PM - 7:15 PM
  • 3888 US-101, Ilwaco, WA near mile marker 24
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We are hosting our annual members-only barge trip to Long Island with a guided hike. This island, only accessible by boat, is a part of the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge and is home to the Don Bonker Cedar Grove Trail. The trail winds through an old-growth coastal temperate rainforest with many large western red cedar trees that are nearly 1,000 years old.  

Check-in starts at 2:45pm and the barge departs at 3:15pm. Participants will return to Cutthroat Creek by 7:15pm.

The hike to the Cedar Grove is approximately 2 miles round-trip, on an unpaved trail rated at Moderate, and Difficult in some areas . Participants must be able to walk on uneven terrain over a long distance.

Participants must also wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) on the barge. If you have a PFD, please bring it with you. The Refuge will have PFDs available for those that do not have one. We recommend that you wear all-weather clothing and appropriate footwear, and bring water, snacks, binoculars, camera, and insect repellant.

Registration is required for this free event and available only for current Friends members at: Want to become a member and join us? Visit  

If weather or other conditions require us to cancel this event, we will notify you as soon as possible.

Visiting from out-of-town? The Pacific County Tourism Bureau offers a comprehensive list of restaurants, lodging, and things to do:

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