Work begins on gaps in Oregon Coast Trail

Work is underway on the North Coast to close two gaps on the Oregon Coast Trail.

The gaps — where a landslide at Ecola State Park near Cannon Beach cut a trail in half and a spot outside Oswald West State Park near Manzanita where hikers must walk the highway between segments — have taken years to address. They are two of the first significant breaks hikers coming from the north encounter on the nearly 400-mile trail.

State trail planners estimate over 20 gaps exist on the route, ranging from natural hazards like bay and river crossings to interruptions caused by private more at

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