Oregon Dunes Loop Trail #1334
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
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
|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|
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.
- Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
- Tahkenitch Area
- Tahkenitch Landing Campground
- Tahkenitch Dunes Trail #1353
- Tahkenitch Creek Trail #1336
- Three Mile Lake Trail #1338
- Three Mile Lake South Trail #1356
Sand PlayTrail traverses open dunes. Lots of sand here!
|Difficulty Level:||Easy to Intermediate|
Viewing SceneryGoes through dunes, tree islands and views of Pacific Ocean
|Special Feature||Pacific Ocean|
Alerts & Warnings
- Beach restrictions in effect March 15 - Sept. 15 to protect nesting birds
- Cascade Head Research Area inaccessible on FSR 1861 due to landslide
- Varying Hours at Supervisor's Office June 23-July 8
- Expect high traffic for Oregon Dunes event June 22-26
- Downed Trees Blocking Forest Road 2005 on Marys Peak
- Forest Service Road 24 Closure