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Umpqua Dunes Scenic Area Loop is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lakeside, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 137 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Forest

Views

No shade

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Getting There

When you are in the middle of these dunes you'll fee like you are in the Sahara Dessert! This is a short hike on the Oregon Coast that brings you into a massive area of sand dunes. When you climb up onto them you'll feel like you are in the middle of a massive dessert instead of actually still in Oregon. Take a fun tumble down them and walk along their windblown ridges to see the sand collapse under your feet. This is truly an amazing spot on the coast.

You'll need a Northwest Forest Pass to park here for the afternoon.

From Reedsport, drive 10.5 miles south on 101 to the Umpqua Dunes Trail signpost. Turn west into the parking lot.

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Reviews (26)
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Recordings (21)
Completed (69)
Sami Stevick
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No dogs allowed, there are nesting birds

Josie Faith Edgar
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Hiking

This was a great trail! My parents and brothers and I just did it (all adults) and had a great time. We stopped and went up the dunes for great views and got some fun pics. **you need to get a day pass to park at the trailhead! Only $5. Get the pass at the Eel Creek Campground**

Ben Hoese
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Not closed as of June 18

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Leigh Brooks
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Hiking

Dunes are impressive and beautiful. Trail not clearly marked in the dunes, and very tough climbing in the soft sand. Trail section in the woods was nice and easy.

Paul Del Bene
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Hiking

Cool dunes.

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Miranda Beck
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Hiking

Pretty and easy stroll thru a unique forest ecosystem and out onto to the dunes

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Katelynn Pearson
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First to Review

Very sandy

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Noel Corley
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Maureen Esposito
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Christian D
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Molly Tague
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Kristen Brun
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Tracy Palen
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diego ortiz
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Jason N.
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Leon D.
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Serhii Rohatin
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Ashley Burns
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Michi Yamamoto
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Tatiana Van Campenhout
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Ted D.
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Ev Retrogrrl
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Jelle Schuurbiers
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Brian Manning
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Cindi Peterburs
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Wesley Pitts
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