Tahkenitch Dunes National Recreation Trail #1353

Area Status: Open

Trail goes through a mile of conifer forest, opening onto the dunes and views of the ocean. The trail then re-enters onto a smaller stand of shore pine and ends at the ocean.

Always use caution on the beach. Watch for sneaker waves, know the tide schedule and stay away from logs in the surf or on wet sand. Look out for deep water and strong currents.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Parking pass required at trailhead.

Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Water: Potable Water at Trailhead
Restroom: Flush and Vault Toilets at Trailhead
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Tahkenitch Dunes-Threemile Lake North Trailhead
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center

General Information


Access for this trail is at Tahkenitch Dunes-Threemile Lake North Trailhead (fee site)


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.4 mb)

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General Notes:

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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult


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

Viewing Wildlife

Species good birding


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  Area/Length : 
2.0 miiles one way

  Elevation : 
0 to 500 feet