North Spit--Sunday, September 23


There are lots of trails out on the North Spit.  On this hike we'll walk a little less than 5 miles out along the spit, through coastal forests, with views of the bay, until we get to a pair of bunkers overlooking the bay.


The return will be along the shoreline, which provides good views of North bent.


 There will be plenty of loose sand on this walk, so you need to be prepared for that.


We are rating this hike as moderate to difficult (because of loose sand...there's very little elevation gain) and you should plan on 3 to 3.5 hours to complete the trip.


Bring lunch and plenty of water. Don't forget your sunscreen or other sun protection. Walking sticks recommended.


Location and Time


Meet at 10:00 at the BLM Boat Ramp


Directions – From North Bend, drive north across the McCullough Bridge. Turn left (west) at the Horsfall Dune Beach sign. Follow the TransPacific Parkway 4 miles to the BLM boat ramp.



Suggested Carpool Sites and Departure times:

  • Coquille Visitor Center—9:00,
  • Ray’s in Bandon—9:00,
  • Dunes Information Center in Reedsport—9:10,
  • Battle Rock Park Visitor Center—8:15



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