Tahkenitch Creek Trail #1336

Area Status: 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: 4/22/2024: Trail is open. Expect Storm debris and seasonal flooding during the Winter/Spring 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.

Viewing Wildlife

Species good birding

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  Area/Length : 
2.9 miles