Kings Mountain Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tillamook, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A steep and demanding trail that takes you up above Tillamook forest, providing spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and opening up to nearby Elk Mountain or other trails.
Not difficult so 3 stars but as moderate I'd give it a 4. Very close to us so a fast hike.
The view from the top is spectacular. The trail itself is nice, but there wasn't anything special to remember (just one distant waterfall.) There was a picnic table after about 1.5 or 2 miles, so that was nice.
Many people here say it is very difficult, but in my opinion it was pretty moderate, not too hard, and I'm not thr person who hikes on a regular basis.
I'd recommend going there just to see the amazing view.
Extremely steep and definitely difficult! The views through the forest were generally unremarkable, until you made it closer to the top. Some scrambling in a few of the more rocky areas, and there were quite a few spots that looked like they were straight up! The summit is completely worth it though, unparalleled views that were a little dizzying when we first made it up. The winds did not let up and only got worse at the top, so I would recommend doing this in the warmer months or bundling up and being careful at the top! Overall amazing views and 100% would go again. Still feeling the burn in my legs two days later!!
Great workout and amazing views. Beautiful climb up through all the ferns and mossy trees.
Incredible trail but definitely difficult. Three or four sections were pretty rough and the heart rate got up pretty high (170s for me, I had a HRM on). Dense vegetation throughout until you get right to the top so not many views on the way up. But man... all of that is completely worth the top view. Gorgeous views that i could've stayed and just looked at for days. Very lightly trafficked, as we were there on a Monday morning except for one gentleman who told us he was always out there.
If you have the time (~3 hours round trip) and the physical fitness, this trail is a must.
This trail is awesome! So beautiful. The lush green makes this trail outstanding. It is definitely difficult. The trail is very steep, but once you get to the top the view is worth the work.
hard hike but easier than elk mountain trail
hard hike but a alot of wild berries to eat