Wild Mare Horse Trail #4500

Area Status: Open

Trail begins under a canopy of alder and spruce, and then emerges into open foredune area as it crosses down to the beach.

High water is possible in the open foredune area during the winter. 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: 3/22/24: There is a challenging interface between the beach and the foredune at the end of the trail. Steep drop off due to eroding sand on the beach. Several user created trails are in the area. Please follow trail markers to the beach. Seasonal flooding persists over the last 1/4 mile behind foredune. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15.
Restrictions: Weed Free Feed Required
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required.
Information Center: Oregon Dunes NRA Visitor Center

General Information

General Notes:

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Access to this trail is at Wild Mare Campground (fee site)

On Highway 101, go 3 miles north of North Bend. Turn west onto Jordan Cove Road. Go 2 miles, turn right onto Transpacific Lane for 150 feet, turn right onto Horsfall Road. Go 2.5 miles to Wild Mare Campground and turn left, then turn left again 30 feet into campground to trailhead.


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.4 mb)

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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Horse Riding

Trail is shared with hikers
Hitching post and corrals at trailhead

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

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  Area/Length : 
1.0 mile

  Elevation : 
0 to 20 feet