Best bird watching trails in Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Oregon

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Oregon
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Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
All day
Sunday
All day
Contact
541-750-7000
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Top trails (8)
#1 - John Dellenback Trail
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
The beach is closed March - September to dogs and ATVs Follow the trail to the dunes and then follow the poles, painted blue at the top, since there’s no “trail” in the sand, to the ocean. It is easy to navigate.Show more
#2 - Tahkenitch Dunes Trail
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
Please note: dogs are not allowed from March 15th till September 15th. This loop hike provides several interesting changes in scenery on the Oregon Coast. This is a fun afternoon hike where you'll pass through beautiful spruce forests, cross large dunes, ford a stream, and wash your sea salt off in a freshwater lake! When you get to the beach take a rest and relax with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.Show more
#3 - Hall Lake Loop
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 45 m
#4 - Oregon Dunes Loop Trail
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
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 experience the ever-changing sand dunes and coastal forest that extends to the Pacific Ocean. This site provides a boardwalk wheelchair-accessible viewing platform overlooking an awe-inspiring expanse of dunes for everyone to enjoy the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, although the trail itself is narrow and has loose, deep sand so is not mobility equipment or stroller accessible.Show more
#5 - Bluebill Lake Trail
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 31 m
Fee: Day pass or America the Beautiful or NW forest passShow more
#6 - Tahkenitch Creek Trail
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 35 m
Please note: Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15Show more
#7 - Butterfield Lake
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 26 m
#8 - Threemile Lake Trail [CLOSED]
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 8 m