Baker Beach

Baker Beach

  • Easy (to Baker Beach)
  • 0.8 miles round trip
  • No elevation gain

  • Easy (to Lily Lake)
  • 1.4-mile loop
  • 30 feet elevation gain

  • Moderate (shuttle to North Jetty)
  • 5.9 miles one way
  • No elevation gain

Though quite close to Florence, Baker Beach is a wild stretch of grassy dunes and bird-friendly estuary mostly known only to horseback riders. Hikers can explore the area on a network of short loop trails. If you can arrange a car shuttle, you can trek the length of Baker Beach, wade Sutton Creek, and continue south along Heceta Beach all the way to the Siuslaw River’s North Jetty.

Drive Highway 101 north …

If you have time to explore the dunescape first, however, turn right at …

For a longer trip, take …

Rental horses crossing the dunes

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range.