Cascade Head Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Otis, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.
Extremely happy with this hike. A bit challenging being I did it in the rain. Once getting to the top, there was no way to see the ocean or very far ahead of you. It was well worth the couple hours spent.
Heading back down, it cleared up just to see some of the ocean, and view below. Wonderful.
Miles hiked headed at 6.7 miles according to Strava starting from the car.
Looking forward to trial running here next trip!
This is one of the most scenic hikes and best during late spring. Good gradual elevation with lots of amazing views of the coastline and colorful wildflowers.
The trailhead was a little confusing but once you get on the trail (follow the little bridge from the parking lot, and walk on the cedar chips for a while), it is very well marked with arrows and signs. One of the most beautiful hikes I've been on! The forested area had gorgeous trees and bridges, and once you make it to the viewpoints, you begin to forget how hard you had to work to get there. Go all the way to the top, totally worth it. Absolutely gonna do this one again.
The trail is horribly marked. It's extremely steep and muddy. Following the trail markers got me into a private area. I got my butt handed to me. The lady stated it happens several times a day. WORK ON MARKING THE TRAIL.
The trail was somewhat muddy but it is well worth the time. Don't try to cram this hike into a couple of hours as it may take you sometime to get up to the view points.
In winter it gets very muddy. Trail follows road first segment. Excellent views of the coast once you reach the top. Saw a herd of elk. Had to turn back the last mile due to wind chill and mud. Best to do in the summer. Parking is free but good to donate anyway.
Great trail, beautiful view :)
Amazing view of the Pacific on this hike. I will say though the one view there is is really all the hike offers. The lower view in my opinion is better then the high view which is harder to get to.
The hike was really fun and easy to navigate through, even with the foggy weather rolling in towards the end of our hike. My girlfriend and I chose this hike because it was close to Lincoln City and relatively a short hike for us; a great couple's hike. The views of the coast line was awesome until the fog came in with a slight drizzle of rain, so we had to head back. It was a nice little workout to the top and I would recommend this hike to anyone, just plan to check the weather before you go.