- Easy (to start of dunes)
- 1-mile loop
- 50 feet elevation gain
- Difficult (to ocean)
- 5.4 miles round trip
- 100 feet elevation gain
The biggest dunes in Oregon stretch west of Eel Creek Campground in a vast seafront Sahara. No off-road vehicles disturb the immense quiet here. Although the hike from Eel Creek to the beach begins and ends on marked paths, most of the route crosses a stark, trackless dunescape of wind-rippled sand.
Start by driving Highway 101 south …
If you still have lots of energy, you can head left …
If you’re trekking the Oregon Coast Trail south from Reedsport, walk …
This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range.