Taylor Dunes

Lake viewpoint on the trail

  • Moderate
  • 2.7-mile loop
  • 100 feet elevation gain

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.

Drive Highway 101 south …

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

Trail to beach