Exploring the natural flora and fauna is a part of the Bandon Dunes experience, whether you are hiking on or off the golf course. 6 miles of hiking trails have been developed for the enjoyment and education of our guests. Besides great views of the golf courses and the Pacific Ocean, you will develop a complete understanding of the sand dunes ecosystem, the environmental forces that shape it, and the plants and wildlife that inhabit it. All trails are open to day and lodging guests.
Distance: 1.8 miles
Hike Time: 1 hour
Flora and Fauna: European Beach Grass, Gorse, Osprey and Black Tail Deer
Distance: .75 miles, one way
Hike Time: 15 minutes
Flora and Fauna: Sitka Spruce, Rhododendron, Sword Fern, Deer Fern, Huckleberry, Salal, Western Beaver and Black Tail Deer
Distance: 2.4 miles
Hike Time: 1.5 hours
Flora and Fauna: Madrone, Manzanita, Kinnikinnick, Huckleberry, Salal, Douglas Fir, Shore Pine, Western Hemlock, Port Orford Cedar, Skunk Cabbage, Black Tail Deer, Coyote, Pileated Woodpecker and Gray Fox
Distance: .85 miles, one way
Hike Time: 30 minutes
Flora and Fauna: Silvery Phacelia, Yellow Sand Verbena, Lupine, Knotweed, Western Gull, shore birds and Marsh Hawk
Resort Shuttles, restrooms and dining are available at all clubhouses. The Practice Center offers restrooms and beverages.
Hikers: Please be aware that you may be exposed to the elements of a traditional hike; varying temperatures, weather, uneven ground, insects, etc.
The Labyrinth is a soapstone replica of a maze on the floor of the Chartres Cathedral in France, dated 1194-1220. It is a metaphor for our journey through life. Its path leads toward an inner light, to the center of yourself and the center of the sacred; one and the same. Its direction, at times, is confusing, taking us around, and then back again. Yet, it is through this circular journey of discovery and growth that we reconnect to where we once began.
It was designed in memory of Howard McKee, whose own journey through the labyrinth contributed to the vision and experience that is Bandon Dunes.
Visiting guests staying on property are allowed to fish for largemouth bass and cutthroat trout on our resort lakes. A daily Oregon fishing license is required and you must bring your own fishing gear.