From the north trailhead, the trail enters Drift Creek Wilderness after 0.6 mile while descending toward Drift Creek, traveling through old growth Douglas-fir, hemlock and Sitka spruce. There is no bridge at the Drift Creek, and crossing can be difficult. The best time to cross is in late summer when water levels are down.
At a Glance
09/12/2016: Open and recently brushed & cleared of downed logs.
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Beach Access Limited to Protect Snowy Plovers March 15 - Sept 15
Beach access near plover nesting areas is limited during their breeding season, March 15 - September 15. In these areas, dry sand beach is CLOSED to entry. Within most plover nesting areas, dogs (on and off leash), kites (including drones), motorized vehicles, non-motorized vehicles (including bicycles) are prohibited in both dry and wet sand beach.
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