7 months ago

The switchbacks are now joke!

Lovely trail, full of mossy trees, nice Panasonic views on top.

hiking
2 years ago

got lucky on a fall day , had some great views of the coast from the top. its a nice steady hike up. enjoyed it very much.

hiking
3 years ago

My Family and I hike this every now and then. The hike is definitely worth the views! I agree that you should have someone pick you up at South lake or Hebo.

hiking
4 years ago

My wife and I have hiked this trail several times from Hebo Lake to South Lake. The Hebo Lake side is a Forested climb that will give you a good workout and reward you with stunning views of the ocean at the top. On a clear day you can see north all the way to Tillamook. The drop down the South Lake side is steep and full of switchbacks. I don't know how many more miles it is from the top down to South Lake but it is a tough one. If you plan to hike it one way have a friend pick you up at South Lake. If you want to do a round trip plan on camping at South Lake over night and bring your fishing licence and pole as the Trout fishing is wonderful. The trail can get brushy in places but is well defined. Enjoy, it is a hike well worth taking. We last hiked it in 2007.

hiking
5 years ago

Forest , ALL the way up to the top. Gentle slope as you climb. Easy 8 miles.