Share:

Lagoon Loop Trail

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

Central Oregon Coast, Oregon

Start Exploring
Lagoon Loop Trail

Share:

Advertisement
  • Parking at the trailhead within the Lagoon Campground.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • Trailhead information for the Lagoon Loop Trail.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • Lagoon Loop Trail in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • Coastal blooms along the Lagoon Loop Trail.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • Lagoon Loop Trail on the Central Oregon Coast.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • Lagoon Loop Trail on the Central Oregon Coast.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • A bench near the lagoon is a perfect spot to rest and look for birds.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • Interpretive signs are scatted troughout the loop.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • Lagoon Loop Trail.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • The lagoon is a great spot for bird watching.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • The lagoon is home to many bird and wildlife species.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • Lagoon Loop Trail on the Central Oregon Coast.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • Lagoon Loop Trail on the Central Oregon Coast.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • Lagoon Loop Trail on the Central Oregon Coast.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • Lagoon Loop Trail in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • Lagoon Loop Trail on the Central Oregon Coast.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • The lagoon is home to a variety of plants and animals.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • A river otter eating a fish in the lagoon.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • A resting spot along trail is perfect for bird watching.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • Lagoon Loop Trail on the Central Oregon Coast.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • Interpretive signs are scatted troughout the loop.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • Boadwalk along the Lagoon Loop Trail.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • Interpretive signs are scatted troughout the loop.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • A great blue heron sits in a tree near the lagoon.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • A great blue heron sits in a tree near the lagoon.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • Rough-skinned newt in the lagoon.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • Trail connecting the Lagoon Loop Trail and the campground.- Lagoon Loop Trail
  • The lagoon is home to many plant and animal species. - Lagoon Loop Trail
  • Lagoon Loop south trailhead.- Lagoon Loop Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Wildlife viewing. Easy access.
Cons: 
Trails connects to some campsites.
Advertisement
Region:
Central Oregon Coast, OR
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
NW Forest Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
0.50 mi (0.80 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
100.00 ft (30.48 m)
Current Local Weather:
Advertisement
Hike Description

Hike Description

Pro Contributor

The Oregon Coast is a beautiful part of the Pacific Northwest and a perfect for wildlife watching. The Lagoon Loop Trail located within the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, is no exception.

This short, flat, easy 1-mile loop around the lagoon provides ample opportunities to view birds, river otters and other wildlife, while taking in the beauty of the Oregon coastal environment. The trail borders the campground and in some sections connects to a few of the campsites. There are benches, interpretive signs, and boardwalks to make viewing easier. Part of the trail is ADA accessible from the north trailhead. The lagoon is stocked in late winter and early spring for fishing, which also increases the amount of wildlife in the area. Be sure to bring binoculars or a spotting scope.

A small parking area for the trail is located within the Lagoon Campground, where there are restrooms and potable water.

The Lagoon Loop Trail is located along the Siltcoos Access Road, which has numerous opportunities for hiking trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, and beach access. This area of the Oregon coast is very popular with off highway vehicles (OHV) and can be exceptionally busy during the summer season.

Updates, Tips + Comments

Updates, Tips + Comments

Field Guide

Field Guide

Download
Advertisement
Location + Directions

Location + Directions

Nearby Camping + Lodging

(17 within a 30 mile radius)

Nearby Adventures

(46 within a 30 mile radius)

Adventure Community

Adventure Community

Who Wants To Do It
3 Members
Who's Done It
4 Members
Submission by
Pro Contributor
378 Adventures Explored
129 Adventures Published

Newsletter Signup

Join the Outdoor Project Community

Get access to essential planning materials and information for your next adventure. Take a few seconds to join the community. It’s FREE!

Free Field Guides + Maps

Post Updates, Tips + Comments

Organize + Track Your Adventures

Insider Detailed Info, News + Benefits

Custom Driving Directions

Recommended Campsites, Photos + Reservation Info