Trail begins in a conifer forest and provides vistas of fresh water lakes, wet areas within the forest and ocean waves. The trail wanders through a tall spruce forest and stops at the serene Threemile Lake 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
11/05/2013: Trailhead Open. Expect winter storm debris on trail. High water spots on trail in deflation plain. Some brush and trees down in foredune forest between ocean & dunes.