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.
Please note: 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.