- Motor vehicle travel is allowed from approximately one mile south of the mouth of Tahkenitch Creek (43° 47.4330', Mile 155) to the Umpqua River, (43° 40.3404', Mile 146).
9 Eugene Hikers parked (2 cars) at Tahkenitch Campground parking lot - 3 other cars were there. They hiked the beach access trail to the beach and south to Emergency Sign #115A. Beach was sunny, 65 degrees, light wind from NW. Observed 5 snowy plovers (Inc. 3 chicks) within roped...read more
Hikers parked at Tahkenitch CG lot, where there were 2 other cars, and accessed beach on Dunes Trail at Emergency Sign #115. Sections of the fence on bluff blocking beach access next to that trail are down. It was cloudy, 45 degrees, with a light wind from northwest, and 5...read more
I hiked the 3-Mile Lake - Tahkenitch Dune Loop Trail today, starting and ending in the Tahkenitch Dune Campground trailhead parking lot. The beach portion of the loop covers Mile 154 and southern half of Mile 155.
I met just one trail runner on the entire 6.2 mile loop. Only notable...read more
8 Eugene Hikers ("Hikers") parked at Tahkenitch Campground day area and accessed the beach on Tahkenitch Dunes trail. Hikers were on Mile 154 for 2 hours. They observed 6 other people walking on beach and one dog. The ocean was flat from high tide, beach calm, weather low 60's and...read more
Four Eugene Hikers parked in Tahkenitch Campground parking lot, hiked Dunes Trail, and entered beach at Emergency Sign #115. One other car observed at start and one truck observed upon leaving parking lot. Hikers backtracked for their return and were on Mile 154 from about 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. It...read more
Eight Eugene Hikers parked in Tahkenitch Campground lot and hiked trail to beach access at Sign 115. (See picture 12). The group accessed beach for Mile 154 at about 11:00 am and left about 1:00 pm at Three Mile Lake Trail at Sign 115A. A snowy plover protection area was marked along...read more
10 Eugene Hikers walked Mile 154 with Fawn Custer, Volunteer Coordinator. Took Tahkenitch Dunes Trail, entered beach at Emerg. Sign #115, then back on 3 MIle Lake trail (Emerg. Sign #115A). Many areas roped off for snowy plover protection both near north access and along sand bluff on beach. Good...read more
Hiked the Three Mile Lake - ocean beach - Tahkenitch Dune Loop Trail (6 miles) today. The beach portion of the loop covers Mile 154 and the south half of Mile 155. Met only two other hikers all day and had the entire ocean beach all to myself! Very clean...read more
Ten Eugene Hikers walked Mile 154, starting from Tahkenitch Dunes Trail. The beach was very calm with a lack of animal life (birds, sea mammals), and one other person walking. There were crab shells and velalla velalla jelly fish, netting and rope near driftline. At the north end, there was...read more
No debris, white sand, steep slope to water. Data sheet misplacedread more
Six Eugene Hikers participated along with Fawn Custer, Volunteer Coordinator. Parked and accessed Mile 154 at Tahkenitch CG lot and used beach access around blocked off area. There had been a recent storm and earthquake near Japan. Particularly at north end, there was evidence of new bluff erosion, retreat of...read more