Oregon Dunes Loop Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Gardiner, OR that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Hiking, paddling, wildlife viewing, camping, picnicking, sand play and beach access - the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area has it all. Miles from OHV recreation areas, the Overlook Loop Trail provides exceptional opportunities to explore the dynamic dunes. Come here to experience the ever-changing sand dunes and coastal forest that extends to the Pacific Ocean. This site provides wheel-chair accessible viewing platforms overlooking an awe-inspiring expanse of dunes for everyone to enjoy the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Dune explorers will find exceptional hiking from the dunes transiton forest to the beach and sand.
Good hike but no dogs allowed
A short nice hike that takes you from the viewing platform, down a paved trail to several hundred feet of pure sand walking, then through a transitional forest and finally to the beach and ocean. All within about 1.1 miles. there was not another person on the beach as far as we could see. No problem for the kids. Heed the signs to keep off the nesting bird areas.