Umpqua Dunes



Easy
(to start of dunes)
1-mile loop
50 feet elevation gain

Difficult (to ocean)
5.4 miles round trip
100 feet elevation gain 

Left: Umpqua Dunes.

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 ...

Other Options
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.

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