John Dellenback Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews

John Dellenback Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lakeside, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
413 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

After trail enters dunes, difficult walking due to loose sand. Need to be in good shape to make the entire distance. Part of trail through low vegative area where walking is easier. At one time and possibly current, one of the best examples of a "witch's eye" about 1/4 of the way out. That is a large cone like depression with slopes near 33 degrees all around. Don't worry - safe (sand has acheived max angle of repose) but will be alarming to those who have never seen this phenomenon before. Side in shadow appears vertical although it is not.

2 months ago

Absolutely loved this trail wasn't hardly any people when we went which was nice.

hiking
2 months ago

I have yet to attempt hiking to the beach from this trailhead. However, this is one of my FAVORITE HIKES WITH KIDS IN THE AREA. The trailhead has shaded parking, picnic tables and toilets. The initial portion of the trail is a short loop (about a mile). There is a creek crossing, views of a pond, native vegetation and a few informative plaques about the dunes on the southern portion of the loop. Half way around the loop opens onto the dunes. It's relatively sheltered from the wind and a great place to let the kids kick off their shoes and run wild for a while. Hike up to the top of the large dune for some fantastic views before heading back around the loop to the trailhead. I'd recommend packing sunscreen, water and a snack and planning about 2 hours for this great little outing.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Love this place and I go a few times a month.

3 months ago

We did not walk to the ocean due to time of day. However we walked the dunes and it was a great experience. The dunes are large and footing on the sand can be challenging at times but worth the effort

4 months ago

awsome views lots dune hikeing take your time soak it all in. will be hikeing it again soon

4 months ago

Great view! Good workout in sand.

backpacking
7 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

We did this hike on Christmas day. It was lovely. Unfortunately the last part of the trail leading through the coastal forest to the beach was flooded and inaccessible. But for me it was the beautiful dune scenery that made this hike special.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike so glad we decided to go all the way to the beach. 5 miles round trip and just follow the markers. We spotted some coyote prints in the sand neat! I would definitely do this again.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Couldn't take our dog on most of the trail because of the dunes. Part of trail goes through back of campgrounds.

hiking
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I loved this trail! You get a little Forrest, sand dune hiking and the Ocean. The terrain is not for someone unsteady on their feet. The dunes are clearly marked with posts and it takes you right to the ocean. This trail offers great photo opportunities and a pretty decent workout.

Friday, July 15, 2016

we did not.get to hike the dunes because of our dog, so we cannot really say... the rest of the hike is pretty basic.

hiking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Amazing hike! The trail posts are well spaced out to keep track of the trail across the sand. Once you're out amongst the dunes, it's worth it. The last part of the hike to the beach is through a grove of trees, so you get a bit of everything. Keep in mind the majority of the trail is sand with varying degrees of firmness. It is not ideal for those accustomed to well groomed or paved paths.

Monday, July 04, 2016