Winter Yardangs Hike

February 10, 2019 - 9:30 AM
Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day Use Area
Wildwood Dr
Reedsport, OR
South Coast Striders

Yardang formations on the Dellenback Dunes. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for a hike to Hall Lake and the Dellenback Dunes on Saturday, Feb. 10, meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day Use Area (Wildwood Dr, Reedsport). Walking sticks and sturdy shoes will help make the walk more enjoyable. They encourage you to dress for the weather, bring water and pack a lunch if you plan on the longer hike.

Note: If the weather is TOO bad (lots of rain and strong winds), they may reschedule this hike.

The Striders are offering two different hike options for this trip. 

Hike Option #1: Winter weather and the wind make for some very cool looking sand sculptures geologist refer to as “yardangs." Participants can take a three-mile, moderate-to-difficult trip up onto the dunes between Hall Lake and the ocean at a slow pace to enjoy the sandy artwork. This trip should last about 2-2.5 hours.


Hike Option #2: Head on out toward the beach and return on the Dellenback Dunes Trail or to Hall Lake for a six-or-seven-mile round trip. Rated difficult.

Driving Directions: Hall Lake is about 10 miles south of Reedsport and 17 miles north of Coos Bay on the west side of the highway. Take Hwy 101 to Wildwood Drive (opposite Tugman State Park entrance) and turn into the day-use area at Hall Lake.