Carter Dunes Trail #1384


At the interface of the trees and sand, hikers can follow the blue-striped trail post that mark the way over the sand, through the deflation plain and end at the beach.

From winter through early summer, water and wildlife abound in the deflation plain which is often flooded in winter.  

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 02/26/2016: Open. Seasonal flooding on trail between dunes and beach during winter months.
Open Season: All Year
Water: No
Restroom: Toilet at Trailhead
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Carter Dunes Trailhead
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center

General Information


Access to this trail is at Carter Dunes Trailhead (fee site)


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.6 mb)

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Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

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  Area/Length : 
1.0 mile one way

  Elevation : 
0 to 400 feet