New Year’s Peace Hike
January 1, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 1:00 pm
Tentative Schedule. Stay posted as the 2020 date nears.
Start the new year on the right foot and join the 9th annual Yachats New Year’s Day Peace Hike! The event will again honor its roots with a 6 mile round trip hike from the Yachats Commons to the Amanda Trail Grotto where the traditional silent procession and fire ceremony will be held. The hike begins at 10:15 a.m., and the ceremony begins at 11:15 a.m. sharp.
Registration for the hike begins at 9:15 a.m. at the Yachats Commons, where walkers may also pick up this year’s commemorative peace hike button. (Note that due to traffic safety concerns, no parking or shuttle service will be available at the Kittel driveway along Hwy 101.)
As an alternative for those not participating in the hike, a candlelight vigil will also be held in the Yachats Little Log Church from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Members of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians will begin the vigil, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., with the Story of Amanda, for whom the Amanda Trail is named.