100 feet elevation gain
Left: Viewpoint on the trail.
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.