Bullards Beach North Loop Trail

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Bullards Beach North Loop Trail is a 5.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bandon, Oregon. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, camping, and horses. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
157 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

horseback riding

beach

From highway 101 look for signs for Bullards Beach State Park. If you're coming from the South it will be just past the bridge going over the Coquille River. If you are coming from the north it is just past the Bandon Dunes golf resort. Once you are in the park go straight past the camping check in and past the boat launch. The trailhead is in the horse camping area. Restrooms are in the lot after the horse camping area.

hiking
1 month ago

My boyfriend and I enjoyed this trail. An immediate plus for us was that dogs were allowed along the trail. It was a surprising challenge due to the amount of loose sand (which is the majority of the trail - I see why the last section was labeled hard), but after a bit of rain I bet the trail would be easier to walk along. The trail has a variety of options to choose from - so you don't have to do the full loop, you can make the loop longer, you could walk along the beach instead of parts of the trail and there are several spots to access the beach. The landscape varied which was refreshing. We were able to walk through the dunes, on the beach and through some forested areas. After the trail it is just a short couple minutes to check out the light house. Heads up that this is a trail that people can horseback ride on, so you may come across horse poop here and there.