The beach access trail is six miles round trip and because of the
amount of loose sand, it is rated most difficult. After a 0.5 mile hike through coastal shrubbery on the Interpretive Loop, the trail emerges on the edge of the open sand, offering a spectacular view of dune landscape. Footsteps disappear quickly when the wind blows, so follow the marked trail or climb the tallest dune to get your bearings. Follow the blue-banded posts for two miles across the open sand. Head toward the northern edge of the forested tree island to the west and then north to the wetland. From the wetland, it is 0.5 miles to the beach, which is closed to OHVs. Hikers should bring drinking water and dress for the weather.
Directions: From Reedsport, Travel south on Highway 101 for 10.5 miles. The Umpqua Dunes Trailhead is on the west side of the Highway, about 1/4 mile south of Eel Creek Campground.
Elevation: Sea Level
Distance: 1.0 miles
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