Dellenback Dune Trail and Tenmile Creek

Saturday, Oct 19, 9:00



There will be a couple of options for this hike.  The first is a shorter hike of about 5 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 9 mile total hike to the beach on the John Dellenback Dune Trail then south along the beach  and return across the dunes from near 10 mile 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 5 hours to complete the hike.


The difficulty of both of these hikes comes from walking in loose sand...and the occasional steeper climbs up some dunes.

Location and Time


We will meet at the Dellenback Dunes Trail head at 9:00.


Directions:  From Coos Bay Visitor Center, travel north on Hwy. 101 - 15.4 miles to John Dellenback Dunes Trail on left next to S. Eel Creek Campground.


Carpool Sites and departure times:

  • Bay Area Visitor Center—8:20,
  • Rays in Bandon—7:50,
  • Coquille Visitor Center—7:50,
  • Battle Rock Park Visitor Center—7:10,
  • Reedsport Visitor Center -  8:25



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