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Oregon Dunes Loop Trail

EASY 25 reviews

Oregon Dunes Loop Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Westlake, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 124 feet Route Type: Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

beach

partially paved

views

wildlife

no dogs

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.

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2 months ago

great way to see the forest, dunes and beach all in one hike.

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2 months ago

Beautiful hike: one part beach walk and two parts dunes hike. My wife and I enjoyed the first three miles or so, but the last mile section of dunes was very tiresome and diminished the overall hike experience.

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4 months ago

Expected big dunes, that was not the case. Would recommend shoes until you arrive at the beach.

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7 months ago

A variety of terrain, including a stretch of beach. Be prepared to walk on sand - I recommend long pants that you can pull over your boots to keep the sand out. The parking area has great lookout platforms, picnic tables along the first stretch of trail, nice restrooms, and a water fountain.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice clear trail out past the dunes to the Pacific Ocean. Saw a banana slug! Pretty empty this time of year, also really pretty this time of year.

Sat Oct 20 2018

I dont think this was my fav. My friend and I did the whole loop..I think about 3 miles or more. probably because of the cold but I wasn't as thrilled. Also I may not like sand as much as I thought. half of it was surrounded by sand. and I just got tired of it. anyways if you're a fan..you'll love it. there is some walking through trees which was beautiful.

Sat Jul 28 2018

Just beautiful! Loved this trail. Rating seems right, it’s easy! Highly recommend it

Mon May 30 2016

Good hike but no dogs allowed

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Sun May 10 2015

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.

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Thu Aug 11 2016