Guided Hike

Oregon Dunes Loop Hike

August 26, 2024

Hike over sand dunes, through coastal forest and along the seashore while learning about this complex and unique ecosystem and the plants and animals that thrive here.

Hikers in the Oregon Dunes by Chandra LeGue

Difficulty: Moderate 
Distance: 4.5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 200 feet
Leader: Chandra LeGue (Oregon Wild’s Senior Conservation Advocate) 
Location: Siulsaw National Forest, south of Florence on the coast

This loop trail gives a great overview of all the Oregon dunes has to offer. We’ll spend time hiking in the dunes, coastal forest, and at the beach, where we’ll learn about and follow easy, common-sense precautions that are helping imperiled Snowy Plovers increase their numbers. We’ll also see Tahkenitch Creek, which has been proposed for Wild and Scenic River status through the River Democracy Act. 

Carpools will be available from Eugene.

The goal of Oregon Wild’s outdoor program is to connect our supporters to the places we work to protect and conserve. Our guided hikes and outings are led by staff members with experience in our conservation campaigns, knowledge about the natural world, and a passion for Oregon’s wild places and wildlife. Our programs offer an educational experience and a connection to advocacy for the places we visit. We strive to make our outdoor programs inviting and safe for everyone.

Your hike leader will get you additional information with specifics about a meeting time and location, difficulty level, and any other details about your hike after you register.

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