100 feet elevation gain
Left: Lake viewpoint on the trail.
Below: Trail to beach.
Here you can hike across the range of coastal dune ecosystems—forest, high dunes, foredune, and beach—in just a mile. If you’re staying at the popular Carter Lake Campground you can start the hike on a shortcut trail there. Other hikers will need to park at the nearby Taylor Lake Trailhead. Parking passes are required, and can be bought on site.
This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range.