Threemile Lake North Trail #1338
ElevationAscent: 358' 109 m
Descent: -412' -125 m
High: 294' 90 m
Low: 16' 5 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
“A hike through lush coastal forest to a lake and then through sand dunes to the beach.”— Bruce Hope
At 2.5 miles from the trailhead, you'll pass the northern edge of Threemile Lake and shortly thereafter, the edge of the coastal sand dunes, with views of the ocean. Another short hike brings you to a signed trail junction and a view overlooking Threemile Lake. To actually visit the lake, you'll need to descend a short, but steep, chute of sand.
To continue on the trail, turn west at the trail junction and hike out into the dunes. At 3.1 miles from the trailhead, you'll pass a signed junction with the Tahkenitch Dunes Trail #1353 which you can use to make a loop if you don't want to visit the beach. To reach the beach, continue west through a small stand of shore pine and then beach grass to the ocean. A large yellow sign labeled 115A marks where the trail reaches the beach.
You can return the way you came or hike north along the beach (remember to hike on the wet sand to protect Snowy Plover habitat) to where the Tahkenitch Dunes Trail #1353 (Beach) reaches the beach. A large yellow sign labeled 115 marks where this trail reaches the beach. Follow it west to its junction with the Tahkenitch Dunes Trail #1353, and follow that trail back to the trailhead to complete a loop.
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