Oregon Dunes Loop Trail #1334

Area Status: Open

Trail is paved for the first half-mile to a viewing area and several picnic sites. From there the trail is not accessible for wheelchairs. The trail then turns and goes down to the open dunes that leads to the beach. Find out how a dunes restoration project maintains the view and access to the dunes for this popular trail.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions:
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Water: No
Restroom: Toilet at Trailhead
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Oregon Dunes Day Use
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center

General Information


Access to this trail is at Oregon Dunes Day Use (fee site)


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.6 mb)

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Trail is paved for the first ½ mile to a viewing area and several picnic sites.

General Notes:

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Sand Play

Trail traverses open dunes. Lots of sand here!

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Viewing Wildlife

Species good birding

Viewing Scenery

Goes through dunes, tree islands and views of Pacific Ocean
Special Feature Pacific Ocean

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  Area/Length : 
1 mile

  Elevation : 
0 to 500 feet