Tahkenitch Creek Trail #1336

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail system follows Tahkenitch Creek before entering open dunes, coastal marshes and deflation plains. The contrasts of the evergreen forest, open dunes, wetlands, and ocean beach offer a variety of photo opportunities. Avoid fenced or posted snowy plover nesting areas from March 15 –September 15.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 03/23/2021: Trail is open. Expect storm debris on trail during winter months. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15

Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet at Trailhead
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Tahkenitch Creek Trailhead
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center

General Information


Access to this trail is at Tahkenitch Creek Trailhead (fee site)


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.4 mb)

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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult


Tahkenitch Creek Trail can be connected with Tahkenitch Dunes Trail for a longer hiking experience.

Nature Viewing

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  Area/Length : 
2.9 miles