The community of Los Osos on the San Luis Obispo County coast is buffered on the south side by an ecological reserve. A 2.6-mile hike through Morro Dunes Ecological Reserve (also called Bayview Ecological Reserve) ascends 800 feet, briefly entering Montaña de Oro State Park at the trail's highest point. The loop travels over ancient sand dunes that became grown over by... Read more.
4 entries tagged with Sand Dunes
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 6, 2013
Dune Succession Trail in the West Beach area of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a mile-long look at the stages of dune development, starting with a beach on the shore of Lake Michigan and ending with a boardwalk through a forest that has risen from the sand. There is 125 feet of elevation gain along the loop, covered by 250 boardwalk steps. In addition to the... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 4, 2013
The Kelso Dunes cover 45 square miles and rise 650 feet above the desert floor. What do you do with such a big pile of sand? Climb it! Even if you have hiked other dunes before, Kelso will be an interesting experience. The 3-mile round trip hike to the top features fantastic views of the surrounding dunes and peaks in Mojave National Preserve.A concentrated trail... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: November 22, 2013
The most visible (but not the largest) sand dunes in Death Valley National Park are the Mesquite Flat Dunes. A small parking lot located off Highway 190 three miles south of Stove Pipe Wells offers a great starting point for a trek out to the dunes.There is no formal trail to follow, just strike out for the high sands, which are reachable within a half mile. Cross the... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 23, 2013
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