Whalen Island Trail

EASY 10 reviews

Whalen Island Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cloverdale, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.4 miles
55 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers

4 months ago

May 3, 2017
While hiking the Three Capes section of the Oregon Coast trail I had hoped to cross the mouth of Sand Lake at low tide. No way unless it is 2 ft minus tide. Instead I found a trail around the south side of the lake, which is a beautiful estuary. Whalen Island is peninsula in the lake. When I came to sandlake road, I turned north and walked 1/2 mile to Whalen Island. Could have been a great campsite. Osprey and Blue Herons abound. There is no OHV traffic on Whalen Island or along the the south side of Sand Lake

7 months ago

Nice family friendly hike! Enjoyed the scenery and lack of other people!

9 months ago

Surprisingly great - easy - hike. Nice view of Sandlake and native Oregon coast Forestlands. Take some snacks and picnic on the sand. Only downside is the sound of off-road vehicles at the nearby Sandlake sand dunes.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Really great, short hike. Family friendly. Take some water. Great viewpoints of Sand Lake, and the ocean beyond that. Lots of foliage, some of it edible (we picked huckleberries).

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The foliage was pretty, but the hike was more like a walk. Too easy and the loop is confusing.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

This was a great trek for all ages. With beautiful scenery all around and the sound of the ocean in the background it was a peaceful and happy hike. The bonus...In the spring there are TONS of huge rhododendrons blooming through out the entire walk

Monday, May 19, 2014

great family trail , easy and out of the wind.
great for younger children.

nature trips
Saturday, May 03, 2014

Nice trail for kids. We walked through sand lake when the tide was out . Beach access was tricky. But tons of eagles and wildlife.

6 months ago

Monday, July 27, 2015