From the South trailhead, the trail enters the Drift Creek Wilderness after 1.6 miles as it descends through old growth Douglas-fir, hemlock and Sitka spruce toward Drift Creek . 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.
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Beach Access Limited to Protect Snowy Plovers March 15 - Sept 15
Certain beaches near snowy plover nesting areas have restrictions in place March 15 - September 15. In these areas, dry sand beach is CLOSED to entry. Within most plover nesting areas, dogs, kites, motorized vehicles, and non-motorized vehicles are prohibited in both dry and wet sand beach.
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