Phenomenal hike. Not to difficult despite the sand to foot ratio. Lot's of water apparently even in the winter weather. Would definitely do it again 😜
A little difficult for inexperienced hikers due to going uphill through the dunes. Great hike overall though
Great hike. We did it in Mid-July and fully enjoyed it. There was a section buried by the sand slide while coming back from the beach via the 3-mile lake. You turn right and after crossing the sand for 100 yard or so you will see the trail again. If you go left you will see the dried up creek/pond. The trail head has very limited parking and it's $5 (cash only) day fee or a forestry national park pass will do. We hiked the Tahkenitch trail first and walked the beach. You will see a bright neo-yellow sign pointing to the 3-mile lake. After hitting the lake then turn left you will be on your way back to the parking lot. Not many people there when we hiked in the afternoon of a Saturday.
Good hike with steady ascent or descent, mature forest, with rare views of the ocean until you reach it. Be prepared for hiking through dune sand to reach the beach. Nice campsite/viewpoint at 2.7 miles.
My favorite hiking trail