Bluebill Trail #1331

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This 1.2-mile (one-way) trail loops around Bluebill Lake, a seasonal lake where water levels vary. The lake can be dry in the summer and hikers may experience high water on the west side of the trail in winter. The trail surface changes from soft sand and packed material in places, traveling through western hemlock trees, huckleberry, and salal bushes.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 1/19/2021: Trail is open. Bluebill Lake is filling back up with recent rains. Expect seasonal flooding on west-side of lake near the campground during winter & Spring months.
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Bluebill Trailhead
Information Center: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center

General Information


Access to trail is at Bluebill Trailhead (fee site)


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.4 mb)

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Skirts Blue Bill Lake

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  Area/Length : 
1.2 miles

  Elevation : 
From 0 to 40 feet