Oso Flaco Lake Trail Oceano Dunes SCRA Nipomo Dunes Hike San Luis Obispo California
Oso Flaco Lake Trail in Oceano Dunes SVRA offers a hike with easy-going appeal. The nearly level trail takes a boardwalk over a 75-acre birdlife-boasting lake and across sand dunes to a tucked-away beach and a viewpoint overlooking the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes. These are the largest dunes on the coast of Southern California, but Oso Flaco Lake Trail is a short hike at just... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: September 21, 2016
Morro Dunes Ecological Reserve Bayview Loop Trail Los Osos Hike San Luis Obispo Montana de Oro California
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.
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Tagged with · California State Parks · Free Trails · Los Osos · Morro Bay · Ocean Views · Sand Dunes · Montaña de Oro State Park
Distance: 2.6 miles – Elevation change: 800 feet
By: Published: Last updated: July 27, 2016
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Dune Succession Trail West Beach hike beach Lake Michigan
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. The loop has 100 feet of elevation change, covered by 250 boardwalk steps. In addition to the ecology... Read more.
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Tagged with · Lake Michigan · Nature Trails · Sand Dunes
Distance: 1 mile – Elevation change: 100 feet
By: Published: Last updated: June 27, 2016
Kelso Dunes Mojave National Preserve sand dunes hike
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. The start of Kelso Dunes Trail... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Off Trail · Sand Dunes
Distance: 3 miles – Elevation change: 470 feet
By: Published: Last updated: August 1, 2016
Death Valley Sand Dunes
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.
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Tagged with · National Parks · Off Trail · Sand Dunes
Distance: 3 miles – Elevation change: 100 feet
By: Published: Last updated: August 31, 2016


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