Bluebill Trail #1331

Area Status: Open

This 1.2-mile (one-way) trail loops around Bluebill Lake, a seasonal lake where water levels vary. The lake can be dry in the summer and hikers may experience high water on the west side of the trail in winter. The trail surface changes from soft sand and packed material in places, traveling through western hemlock trees, huckleberry, and salal bushes.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 5/7/2024: High water levels are expected to remain for several weeks.
Expect seasonal flooding during winter months on west-side of lake.
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Bluebill Trailhead
Information Center: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center

General Information


Access to trail is at Bluebill Trailhead (fee site)


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.4 mb)

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General Notes:

Close to:


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Viewing Wildlife

Species good birding

Viewing Scenery

Skirts Blue Bill Lake

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  Area/Length : 
1.2 miles

  Elevation : 
From 0 to 40 feet