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Enjoy a hike through coastal sand dunes to Threemile Lake, with an option to visit the beach.


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2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

Point to Point

246' 75 m

High

23' 7 m

Low

169' 52 m

Up

257' 78 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Swimming · Views

During the Western snowy plover’s critical nesting season (March 15-September 15), activities on beaches designated for plover nesting are limited. Different rules apply to dry and wet sand. Pay attention to signs identifying what types of beach activities are permitted and what areas are open. It’s easiest to just remain on the trail and, once on the beach, hike on wet sand only, close to the water's edge. No dogs, whether on or off leash, are allowed in these areas.

Need to Know

A valid Recreation Pass or a day use fee of $5 is required to park at the Tahkenitch Dunes-Threemile Lake North Trailhead. There is potable water and flush and vault toilets at this trailhead. There are no water sources on this trail, and it can get hot out on the sand, so take plenty of water with you.

Description

This trail starts from a junction with the Threemile Lake North Trail #1338 0.3 miles south of the Tahkenitch Dunes-Threemile Lake North Trailhead. From there it makes a brief (0.4 mile) climb and descent through coastal forest to the edge of the sand dunes, then heads due west across the sand for 0.7 miles to a signed junction with the Tahkenitch Creek Trail #1336 and the Tahkenitch Dunes Trail #1353 (Beach).

At this junction, the #1336 goes north, the #1353 turns sharply to the south, and the part of the #1353 that goes to the beach continues to the west. If you're doing a loop starting from the Tahkenitch Dunes trailhead, because careful not to confuse the creek and dunes trailheads and mistakenly turn north on the #1336.

To follow the main #1353, turn south and follow the trail as it runs south, parallel to the beach, between the sand dunes and the shore forest for 1.5 miles to its end at a junction with the Threemile Lake North Trail #1338 near Threemile Lake.

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BK Hope

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Crossing the dunes
Aug 3, 2018 near Dunes City, OR
Between the sand and the forest
Aug 3, 2018 near Reedsport, OR
Passing through the shore forest on soft sand
Aug 3, 2018 near Dunes City, OR
Crossing the dunes on the Threemile Lake Trail
Aug 3, 2018 near Reedsport, OR

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