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Hood To Coast Relay

The MOTHER of all relays, Hood to Coast Relay is a 200 mile relay race starting at Mt. Hood & ending in Seaside, Oregon.
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Rating: 3 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 199 miles
Duration: Multiple days

Overview :  Close to 20,000 participants strong, Hood to Coast is the world's largest running and walking relay event! 2012 marks the 31st... more »

Tips:  Please note that the online version of this guide is not meant to act as the sole guide for participating in the Hood to Coast Relay. ... more »

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1. Starting Line, Leg 1, 5.64 Miles, Very Hard

LEG DESCRIPTION: Severe downhill on paved Timberline Road.
VANS NOT ALLOWED TO STOP ON THIS LEG.
EXCH. ADDRESS: Near 'Mucoy Street', Government Camp, OR 97028
GPS: Latitude N 45°18’8.80” Longitude W 121°44’53.85”

DRIVERS NOTES:
Runners on right side of road. Van parking on HWY 26 Business Loop in Government Camp. No use of Government... More

2. Leg 2, 5.67 Miles, Hard

LEG DESCRIPTION: Severe downhill through Government Camp and HWY 26 on paved street and shoulder.
EXCH. ADDRESS: near 'Kiwanis Camp Rd'/HWY 26 Government Camp, OR 97028
GPS: Latitude N 45°18’31.76” Longitude W 121°50’38.56”

DRIVERS NOTES:
As vans approach Exchange 2, use caution, as 'chain removal' lane will be closed to public traffic,... More

3. Leg 3, 3.93 Miles, Easy

LEG DESCRIPTION: Gradual downhill into Rhododendron along Highway 26
on paved shoulder.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 73265 E HWY 26 Rhododendron, OR 97049
GPS: Latitude N 45°19’46.01” Longitude W 121°54’38.72”

DRIVERS NOTES:
Van parking in lot of Mt. Hood Food and General Store in Rhododendron. Runners on right side of road (w/ traffic) along HWY 26.... More

4. Leg 4, 7.18 Miles, Moderate

LEG DESCRIPTION: Gradual downhill from Rhododendron along Highway 26 on paved shoulder.
EXCH. ADDRESS: Near East Sleepy Hollow Dr/HWY 26 Sandy, OR 97055
GPS: Latitude N 45°22’37.76” Longitude W 122°2’22.75”

DRIVER NOTES:
Van parking in weigh station at Brightwood on the right side of and along the shoulder of HWY 26 approximately 0.2 mile... More

5. Leg 5, 6.08 Miles, Very Hard

LEG DESCRIPTION: Long leg in length over very challenging rolling hills along Highway 26 on paved shoulder.
EXCH. ADDRESS: SE Cherryville Drive/HWY 26 Sandy, OR 97055 m.p. 30.6
GPS: Latitude N 45°21’59.50” Longitude W 122°9’18.03”

DRIVER NOTES:
Runners on right side of road (w/ traffic) along HWY 26.
No stopping on left side of HWY 26 to... More

6. Leg 6, 6.75 Miles, Hard

LEG DESCRIPTION: Challenging uphills and gradual downhills along Highway 26 on paved shoulder.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 37601 HWY 26, Sandy, OR 97055
GPS: Latitude N 45°24'0.79" Longitude W 122°16'38.54"

DRIVER NOTES:
Runners stay on right side of road (w/ traffic) along HWY 26 into Sandy. No stopping on left side of HWY 26 to water... More

7. Leg 7, 6.32 Miles, Hard

LEG DESCRIPTION: Rolling hills along Highway 26 on paved shoulder and
country roads.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 36225 SE Proctor Road Boring, OR 97009
GPS: Latitude N 45°27’4.96” Longitude W 122°17’25.85”

SPECIAL NOTE:
Runners start this leg on right side of road (HWY 26). Upon turning onto Orient Drive, runners must immediately
move to the LEFT side... More

8. Leg 8, 4.55 Miles, Easy

LEG DESCRIPTION: Downhill and rolling terrain along country roads and limited paved shoulder.
Beware of sharp turns at Bluff Rd/ 352nd, Orient Drive/Compton Road, and crossing overpass of HWY 26 directly before Exchange.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 30691 SE Hwy 212 Boring, OR 97009
GPS: Latitude N 45°25’57.51” Longitude W 122°20’48.13”

DRIVER NOTES:
... More

9. Leg 9, 7.04 Miles, Moderate

LEG DESCRIPTION: Long leg over relatively flat terrain primarily on Springwater Trail. Look for HTC/Springwater Bike Patrol on trail.
EXCH. ADDRESS: (approx.) 1 East Powell Blvd Gresham, OR 97030
GPS: Latitude N 45°29'44.25" Longitude W 122°25'59.80"

DRIVER NOTES:
Runner on Springwater Trail for over 5.5 miles with nearly no... More

10. Leg 10, 5.04 Miles, Moderate

LEG DESCRIPTION: Leg entirely along Springwater Trail with relatively rolling and flat terrain. Water will not be provided. Springwater Bike Patrol on trail in evening.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 5544 SE 128th Ave, Portland, OR 97236 (Philadelphia Romanian Pentecostal Church)
GPS: Latitude N 45°28'54.05" Longitude W 122°31'52.30"

DRIVER... More

11. Leg 11, 4.84 Miles, Easy

LEG DESCRIPTION: Leg on Springwater trail over relatively rolling to flat terrain. HTC/Springwater Bike Patrol on trail in evening.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 4401 SE Johnson Creek Blvd Portland, OR 97222
GPS: Latitude N 45°27’42.54” Longitude W 122°37’1.64”

DRIVER NOTES:
Runner on Springwater Trail with various city street crossings for access to... More

12. Leg 12, 6.32 Miles, Moderate

LEG DESCRIPTION: Mostly flat with a few rolling hills, trail and paved city streets.
HTC/Springwater Bike Patrol on trail.
EXCH. ADDRESS: nearest Esplanade/SE Clay St. near 20 SE Madison St. Portland, OR 97214
GPS: Latitude N 45°30’41.39” Longitude W 122°40’3.65”

DRIVER DIRECTIONS:
From Ex. 11, vans continue on Johnson Creek Blvd.
Turn... More

13. Leg 13, 4.21 Miles, Easy

LEG DESCRIPTION: Basically flat terrain along the Willamette River and Portland water
front on paved city streets.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 3838 NW Front Ave. Portland, OR 97210 (at Georgia Pacific)
GPS: Latitude N 45°32'58.30" Longitude W 122°42'29.06"


Runners cross Hawthorne Bridge (on right side) and run on right side of downtown... More

14. Leg 14, 6.08 Miles, Moderate

LEG DESCRIPTION: Basically flat terrain along Front Ave / St. Helen Road / Highway 30 on paved shoulder and sidewalks.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 11500 NW St. Helens and Marina Way Portland, OR 97231
(m.p. 9.3, at Knife River Corp.)
GPS: Latitude N 45°36’37.94” Longitude W 122°47’45.42”

DRIVER NOTES:
Van parking to right off of Highway 30 at Marina... More

15. Leg 15, 7.25 Miles, Hard

LEG DESCRIPTION: Gently rolling terrain on paved shoulder along Highway 30.
EXCH. ADDRESS: Rocky Point Weight Station Scappoose, OR (m.p. 16.5)
GPS: Latitude N 45°41’41.89” Longitude W 122°52’15.63”

DRIVER NOTES:
Van parking at Weigh Station at Exchange 15. Park as directed by volunteers.

No provisions in Burlington or along this leg.

... More

16. Leg 16, 4.10 Miles, Easy

LEG DESCRIPTION: Gently rolling terrain on paved shoulder along Highway 30.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 52265 Columbia River Hwy Scappoose, OR 97056
(Scappoose Middle School)
GPS: Latitude N 45°45'13.85" Longitude W 122°52'40.75"

DRIVER NOTES:
Van parking at Scappoose Middle School parking lot.
Last stop for gas and provisions at/near... More

17. Leg 17, 7.13 Miles, Moderate

LEG DESCRIPTION: Basically flat terrain on paved shoulder along Highway 30.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 2375 Gable Road, St. Helens, OR 97051 (St. Helens High School)
GPS: Latitude N 45°49’8.28” Longitude W 122°50’59.54”

DRIVER NOTES:
*From Exch. 16, runners proceed north on left sidewalk of HWY 30, facing traffic.

Do not stop on side of HWY 30 near ... More

18. Leg 18, 5.23 Miles, Hard

LEG DESCRIPTION: Flat and gradual uphill terrain on hwy and paved back country roads.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 58892 Saulser Road St. Helens, OR 97051 (Columbia Co. Fairgrounds)
GPS: Latitude N 45°51’1.98” Longitude W 122°52’20.30”

DRIVER NOTES TO EXCH 18:
VAN 1: from Exch 17 turn right from north end of Exchange parking lot onto 'Gable Rd' to... More

19. Leg 19, 5.89 Miles, Very Hard

LEG DESCRIPTION: Long leg over challenging up and down hills on paved back country
roads. Cell phone coverage unreliable until after Leg 32
EXCH. ADDRESS: 30732 Pittsburgh Road St. Helens, OR 97051
GPS: Latitude N 45°54’10.50” Longitude W 122° 55’54.74”

DRIVER NOTES:
IMPORTANT: ONLY VAN 2 WITH THE COLORED "RACE VEHICLE" SIGN IS ... More

20. Leg 20, 5.75 Miles, Very Hard

LEG DESCRIPTION: Very challenging up and downhills on partially paved and gravel back-country roads.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 9.75 miles on Pittsburgh Rd (near Janshaw Rd). St. Helens, OR 97051
GPS: Latitude N 45°53’29.06” Longitude W 122°59’58.26”

DRIVER NOTES:
IMPORTANT: ONLY VAN 2 WITH COLORED SIGNS ALLOWED.

Do not drop off runner near exchange... More

21. Leg 21, 5.00 Miles, Moderate

LEG DESCRIPTION: Flat, slightly downhill terrain near a creek on gravel back roads.
EXCH. ADDRESS: (4.7 miles) on Schaffer Road Vernonia, OR 97064
GPS: Latitude N 45°56’44.24” Longitude W 123°2’36.66”

IMPORTANT:
ONLY VAN 2 WITH COLORED SIGNS ALLOWED.

DRIVER NOTES:
Do not drop off runner near exchange (causes immediate back-up).

Van... More

22. Leg 22, 6.81 Miles, Hard

LEG DESCRIPTION: Gradual up and downhills on paved but narrow back
country roads.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 20380 Apiary Road Vernonia, OR 97064
GPS: Latitude N 45°56’57.80” Longitude W 123°8’55.52”

IMPORTANT:
ONLY VAN 2 WITH COLORED SIGN ALLOWED.

DRIVER NOTES:
Van parking in the large field on the left side of the road.

Participant must be aware... More

23. Leg 23, 4.18 Miles, Easy

LEG DESCRIPTION: Basically flat terrain on narrow country roads with minimal shoulder
EXCH. ADDRESS: (From right turn onto Hwy 47) continue 3.36 miles on Hwy 47/Nehalem Hwy
to Exchange. Mist, OR 97016
GPS: Latitude N 45°58’31.23” Longitude W 123°11’47.94”

DRIVER NOTES:
IMPORTANT:
ONLY VAN 2 WITH COLORED SIGN ALLOWED.

Van parking at... More

24. Leg 24, 4.92 Miles, Easy

LEG DESCRIPTION: Flat terrain along Nehalem River and through pastoral setting on Hwy 47 and Hwy 202.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 13950 Hwy 202 Birkenfeld, OR 97016 m.p. 44.9
GPS: Latitude N 46°00’11.38” Longitude W 123°16’47.35”

DRIVER NOTES:
Van parking in the large field along the right side of the road.

Don't drop off runners within 100 yards of... More

25. Leg 25, 3.75 Miles, Easy

LEG DESCRIPTION: Gently rolling terrain (last 2 miles) on paved country roads
EXCH. ADDRESS: 11249 Hwy 202 Birkenfeld, OR 97016 m.p. 41.2
GPS: Latitude N 45°59’47.13” Longitude W 123°20’2.94”

DRIVER NOTES:
Van parking in Birkenfeld Church lot on right of road. Exchange is on left.

Breakfast fundraiser available at Birkenfeld Church.

... More

26. Leg 26, 5.77 Miles, Hard

LEG DESCRIPTION: Beginning with gently rolling hills, long uphill toward the end,
finishing downhill for half mile on paved roads.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 5.77 miles on Hwy 202 Clatskanie, OR 97016
GPS: Latitude N 45°58’24.79” Longitude W 123°25’5.44”

DRIVER NOTES:
Van parking in cleared field on right side of HWY 202. Additional parking on... More

27. Leg 27, 5.79 Miles, Moderate

LEG DESCRIPTION: Rolling hills on paved rural country road.
EXCH. ADDRESS: near 78805 Hwy 202 Jewell, OR 97138
GPS: Latitude N 45°56’7.31” Longitude W 123°29’50.36”

DRIVER NOTES:
Van parking to the right of Exchange. Entrance for van parking is before the exchange, as directed by volunteers.

Please use garbage drop box and plastic... More

28. Leg 28, 4.20 Miles, Easy

LEG DESCRIPTION: Gradual uphill on paved road. Narrow highway with limited shoulder.
EXCH. ADDRESS: near Lee Wooden County Park Jewell, OR m.p. 25.3
GPS: Latitude N 45°57’13.75” Longitude W 123°34’23.79”

DRIVER NOTES:
Van parking in the large field along the left side of the road. Narrow section....be careful!

Jewell School PTO... More

29. Leg 29, 6.11 Miles, Very Hard

LEG DESCRIPTION: Very challenging up and downhills through winding wooded section of Hwy 202.
EXCH. ADDRESS: m.p. 19.4 Astoria, OR 97103
GPS: Latitude N 46°1’17.21” Longitude W 123°37’32.04”

DRIVER NOTES:
Van parking .40 mi. past Exchange on right of Hwy 202, through white steel gate.

No provisions on this leg.

DIRECTIONS
0.00 Exchange ... More

30. Leg 30, 5.35 Miles, Moderate

LEG DESCRIPTION: Gradual uphill and steep downhill on winding narrow back road with
minimum shoulder.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 87232 Hwy 202 Astoria, OR 97103
GPS: Latitude N 46°4’0.05” Longitude W 123°41’37.53”

DRIVER NOTES:
Don't drop off runners within 200 yards of exchange (creates congestion)! Expect delays.

Van parking and sleeping areas... More

31. Leg 31, 4.00 Miles, Moderate

LEG DESCRIPTION: Gradual hills on narrow paved back country road.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 89386 Hwy 202 Astoria, OR 97103
GPS: Latitude N 46°5’54.34” Longitude W 123°45’10.97”

DRIVER NOTES:
Van parking in Olney Grange lot on the left and church parking lot on the right.

Sleeping area provided .60 mile past Exchange #30 on the left (south) side of... More

32. Leg 32, 4.09 Miles, Moderate

LEG DESCRIPTION: Basically flat terrain on narrow country roads around Young's River.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 3.86 miles on Youngs River Rd. (from Hwy 202) Olney, OR 97103
GPS: Latitude N 46°04’12.50” Longitude W 123°47’16.24”

IMPORTANT:
ONLY VAN 2 WITH COLORED "RACE VEHICLE" SIGN IS ALLOWED
TO CONTINUE ON 'YOUNGS RIVER LOOP' AND... More

33. Leg 33, 7.72 Miles, Hard

LEG DESCRIPTION: Rolling hills on narrow country roads.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 92179 Lewis & Clark Road Astoria, OR 97103
GPS: Latitude N 46°8’54.07” Longitude W 123°50’42.90”

IMPORTANT:
ONLY VAN 2 (WITH COLORED SIGN) ALLOWED ON THIS LEG - SEE DRIVERS GUIDE PAGE 53.

DRIVER NOTES:
Provisions available at Miles Crossing just before Exchange 33... More

34. Leg 34, 3.36 Miles, Easy

LEG DESCRIPTION: Very short leg in length with gently rolling hills along paved country roads.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 90525 Logan Road, Astoria, OR 97103
GPS: Latitude N 46° 6'13.95" Longitude W 123°51'9.32"

DRIVER NOTES:
Exchange zone located on the south shoulder of Lewis and Clark Rd at the intersection with Logan Rd. Exch 34 Van... More

35. Leg 35, 7.20 Miles, Hard

LEG DESCRIPTION: Gently rolling terrain along a combination of paved and gravel roads.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 86645 Lewis & Clark Road Seaside, OR 97138
GPS: Latitude N 46°0’20.72” Longitude W 123°51’57.72”

IMPORTANT:
Vans Leaving Exch 34: turn left back onto Logan Rd, and continue to follow
Logan Rd to eventually merge with 'Lewis &... More

36. Leg 36, 5.23 Miles, Moderate

LEG DESCRIPTION: Challenging up and steep downhills on winding paved roads to Finish on sand near Broadway turnaround.
EXCH. ADDRESS: 30 North Promenade, Seaside, OR 97138
GPS: Latitude N 45°59’37.52” Longitude W 123°55’47.92”

IMPORTANT:
ONLY VAN 2 (WITH COLORED SIGN) ALLOWED ON THIS LEG - SEE
DRIVERS GUIDE PAGE 53.

DRIVERS NOTES:
NO... More

37. Finish Line

Congratulations! The final destination has been reached. Enjoy your time in Seaside!