North Spit Overlook and Wetland Trail

Length: 1.1 mile loop trail

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

Surface: Loose sand


From North Bend drive north across the McCullough Bridge, across the Haynes Inlet Bridge (approximately 2 miles), turn left on Horsfall Beach Road/Dunes National Recreation Area.  The North Spit Overlook is approximately 3 miles west of Highway 101.  A parking lot and signs identify the location.

Setting and Attractions:  

The North Spit Overlook and nature trail is open to the public for nature studies, birding, walking and photography.  You are invited to experience the diverse and dynamic patchwork of environments the wind through the dunes, coastal forests and wetlands.  Interpretive signs provide information for the visitor.  The site and trails were constructed by the Weyerhaeuser Company.

Trail Description:  

The Wetland Trail starts from the lower parking lot.  It winds past the wetlands and goes through coastal forests and sand dunes to the northern wetlands and returns through sand dunes to the upper parking lot.  The East Dunes Trail starts in the upper parking lot and goes in reverse of the Wetland Trail ending at the lower parking lot.

For more information, trail conditions and maps contact: The Weyerhaeuser Company, North Bend Containerboard Mill, North Bend, Oregon.