Series of hikes planned in August

The Newport 60+ Activity Center is sponsoring a series of hikes during August.

First up is a hike on the Kentucky Falls Trail in the Siuslaw National Forest, which will take place this Saturday, Aug. 3.

The Kentucky Falls Trail is a 3.3-mile, moderately trafficked out-and-back trail located near Mapleton, which features a waterfall and is rated as moderate.

The cost for this hike is $15. The group will depart from the Newport 60+ Activity Center at 8 a.m. and return around 4 p.m.

Next up is an outing to Whittaker Creek Ridge, also in the Siuslaw National Forest, on Saturday, Aug. 10.

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