Sutton Campground Loop

Sutton Trails

Central Oregon Coast, Oregon

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Sutton Campground Loop


  • The trail along the creek is lined with dense foliage.- Sutton Campground Loop
  • The trailhead just inside the entrance to Sutton Campground.- Sutton Campground Loop
  • Crossing Sutton Creek at the trailhead.- Sutton Campground Loop
  • - Sutton Campground Loop
  • The Sutton Trails cross an area of forested dunes.- Sutton Campground Loop
  • The Sutton Trails connect to Alder Dune Campground and to Sutton Beach.- Sutton Campground Loop
  • The junctions are well signed.- Sutton Campground Loop
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Near Florence. Fascinating forested dune ecosystem.
Central Oregon Coast, OR
Pets allowed: 
Net Elevation Gain: 
60.00 ft (18.29 m)
Parking Pass: 
NW Forest Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
1.00 mi (1.61 km)
Trail type: 
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Hike Description

Hike Description


The Sutton Trails just north of Florence are a great way to explore one of the most interesting ecosystems in Oregon. The forested dunes between Highway 101 and the ocean offer open, sandy areas, patches of dune grass, small brackish lakes, overgrown creeks, and dense mixed forest. This short loop at the southern end of the network is adjacent to Sutton Campground and offers a nice sample of this fascinating area.

The trail starts just inside the campground at a bridge that crosses Sutton Creek. After following the creek, the route loops out to the edge of the more sparsely vegetated dune area before returning to the creek. 

Trail junctions are well signed, and the network connects Sutton Campground to Alder Dune Campground and Sutton Beach. The trails are not technical, but expect a lot of short ascents and descents as you traverse the varied landscape of this delightful hiking area.

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