Yardang Hike

February 17, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hall Lake Day Use Area
South Coast Striders

Dellenback Dunes. | Courtesy of the South Coast Striders

The South Coast Striders are hosting a Winter Tardang Hike on Februrary 13th. Winter weather and the wind make for some very cool looking sand sculptures geologist refer to as “Yardangs”. You 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. The Striders are talking slow and steady - easy does it. Hiking sticks make this a much more enjoyable trip. This trip should last about 2-2.5 hours.


Head on out toward the beach with the longer hikers and return on the Dellenback Dunes Trail or to Hall Lake for a 6 - 7 mile round trip. Rated difficult. Walking sticks and sturdy shoes will help make the walk more enjoyable for you.

Dress for the weather, bring water and pack a lunch if you plan on the longer hike.

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

Map to hike trail head. 

Suggested Carpool sites and departure times:

  • Reedsport Visitor Center—8: 30,
  • Coos Bay Visitor Center—8:15,
  • Ray’s in Bandon—8:00,
  • Coquille Visitor Center—8:00.
  • Battle Rock Park Visitor Center—7:00