Threemile Lake North Trail #1338

Area Status: Open

This 3.3 mile (one way) trail begins in an old conifer forest and ends at the beach. The trail provides vistas of freshwater lakes, wet areas within the forest and ocean waves. The trail wanders through a spruce forest with substantial tree size, stops at the serene Threemile Lake and ends at the ocean beach.

You can combine Threemile Lake Trails and Tahkenitch Dunes Trail #1353 into an extended single loop trail of 6.5 miles.

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: 3/22/2024: Trail open. Expect storm debris on trails during Springtime months.
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
Information Center: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center

General Information


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


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.4 mb)

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Lake and Pond Fishing

Walk in fishing for cutthroat trout and yellow perch
Fish Species Cutthroat trout, yellow perch
Fishing Mode Shoreline, float tube
Water Temperature Mixed cold/warm
Fishing Method Flies, lure & bait

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

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  Area/Length : 
3.3 miles one way

  Elevation : 
0 to 400 feet