Dellenback Dune Trail and Tenmile Creek

Sunday, October 15, 10:00)



Kim Griffin will lead 9 miles 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.


There will be an option to cut your trip short and return "self- guided" to the trail head after a short trip out onto the dunes for a taste of the stark beauty they provide. This hike approximately 2-2.5 miles long and is rated moderate but some walking in deep sand is involved. Trip should last 2 hours.

Location and Time


We will meet at the Dellenback Dunes Trail head at 10:00.


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—9:20,
  • Rays in Bandon—8:50,
  • Coquille Visitor Center—8:50,
  • Battle Rock Park Visitor Center—8:10,
  • Reedsport Visitor Center -  9:25



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