New River Area Trails is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bandon, Oregon that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.4 miElevation gain45 ftRoute typeLoop
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This series of short trails forms a roughly 3.25-mile loop (including a few side trails) that crosses through wooded areas and dunes with views of the New River, the Pacific Ocean, meadows, a bog, and a pond. It is well maintained and varies from hard-packed dirt to loose sand with a few paved sections with some gentle hills.

At the parking lot (about 10 spots), there are two pit-toilet restrooms. There is also an interpretive nature center. Another restroom is located on the beach end of the trail near the boat launch.

Take Croft Lake Lane off of the 101 and stay left at the fork. The road will narrow and you will pass through a gate next to a cranberry bog (on your right). Keep going straight to the parking lot and watch for oncoming traffic exiting the park.

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Margaret Ellis
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An easy hike for all skill levels.The trails are kept in good shape. Options for longer or shorter walks.

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Randy Maurer
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Lacy Reif
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great loop. bit busy

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Lacy Reif
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watch out for the horse nuggets, but otherwise a nice trail even with little kids

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Mike Zanotto
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Danielle Smith
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Hiked out there today with my family. It was a beautiful day after the storm.

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Derek Wohland
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Fishing

A little history. I grew up on Croft Road, the road that leads to New River. Back in the day, I ran into Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart while riding horses on what is now the New River Trail. I will never forget that, but I'm sure they have. I believe they owned the Rainwater Ranch, which is the land the trail now sits on. I used to ride bareback across the New River to the beach on the other side. I also remember being shot at for doing so. This is an interesting river. It comes and goes with the tide.

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Tracy Palen
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Nicely maintained trail, with lots of benches and picnic tables, along with some great views!

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Tara Johnson
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LINDA HOLY
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We (mid-60s couple and greyhound) thought this trail was perfect, and I would have rated it “easy” rather than “moderate.” We took all the spur trails, making it a 3.4 mile hike. There were a few areas of slight elevation, but nothing difficult for my compromised lung function. It was peaceful and perfect for socially distancing. I’d recommend it.

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christy Mac
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Great trail for dogs and even horses. Pretty easy. A lot of sand trails. Was enjoyable.

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Pam Jernigan
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This trail has everything from ocean views to forested corridors, river views and sand dunes. It’s well marked and has several restrooms. We hiked the extra spurs to soak up the complete vibe. Our dog enjoyed it as well.

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Kirsten Wolfe
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Very pleasant winter hike. Great trails.

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teresa marinez
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Nice easy hike! Would be a good running trail.

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Bill Crain
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Interesting area with a nice flat, well groomed trail. Maybe 20% of the trail is sand and it"s a pretty level trail. This area reminded me a little of Tolowa Dunes but was in better shape. Curiously peaceful area to me. For some reason it made me want to do yoga...which i rarely have done. Maybe should rename New Age Trail... Might have rated it higher but you have to walk on a gravel road twice to complete the loop. No bueno! I fouled up my track but I'll post it just for the pics.

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Alan Joseph
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Huckleberries, soft trail and cooling breeze made for a very nice hike.

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Michael Fish
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I thought it was good. I like the lake and river and mossy trees! I was hoping to see more ocean, but little. trails are sandy so some may find it harder to walk! I didn't see much of any habitat. there are car roads to boat ramps so not all hiking is on a hiking trail! you might want to bring water for the somewhat lengthy trek!

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H. Z.
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This is a lovely trail that runs through a number of habitat types. The pond is especially serene and Walden-esque. I went on a Friday morning and didn't see anyone else on the trail.

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David OConnor
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Melissa Coy
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Tracy Palen
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Laura Hunter
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Jessica Beers
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Melissa Coy
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Tess Eggert
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Tara Miller
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April Henry
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Zach Kaluza
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Jenny Kaluza
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