Dellenback Dunes Hike
The Southcoast Striders invite the public to explore the Oregon dunes via the Dellenback Dunes Trail. The hike takes place on Saturday, Oct. 19, starting at 9 a.m. at the trailhead next to the S. Eel Creek Campground, near Lakeside (about 15 miles north of Coos Bay/North Bend).
There will be a couple of options for this hike. The first is a shorter hike of about five miles, across the dunes, to the beach and back. This can be shortened even more by turning around before the beach. The longer hike will be a nine-mile-total hike to the beach on the John Dellenback Dunes Trail then south along the beach and return across the dunes from near Tenmile Creek. This is a spectacular but very difficult hike in loose sand if it doesn’t rain prior to the hike. Dress in layers, bring plenty of water and lunch and plan on five hours to complete the hike.