John Dellenback Dunes Trail #1339

  

Trail begins in a conifer forest setting then leads hikers through the dunes and the deflation plain and ends at the ocean beach. 

The trail offers either a difficult trek to the beach or an easy self-guided interpretive loop.

The 2.7 miles to the beach may feel even longer as you traverse soft, open sand dunes. The open sand is unmarked due to constantly changing conditions. Hikers are advised to climb the tallest dune to get their bearings.

Always use caution on the beach. Watch for sneaker waves, know the tide schedule and stay away from logs in the surf or on wet sand. Look out for deep water and strong currents.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 07/11/2014: Trailhead Open. Campground loop is clear. Some brush and trees down in foredune forest between ocean & dunes.  
Open Season: All Year
Restrictions:
Restroom: Toilet at Trailhead
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at John Dellenback Dunes Trailhead
Information Center: Oregon Dunes NRA Visitor Center

General Information

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Directions:

Access to this trail is at John Dellenback Dunes Trailhead in Eel Creek Campground (fee site)

 

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Activities


Beaches & Dunes

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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

Nature Viewing

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Picnicking

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
  1.0 mile interpretive loop or 2.7 miles one way to the beach
  Elevation : 
From 100 to 500 feet