Saddle Mountain Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Seaside, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The highest point in northwest Oregon, this saddle-shaped peak commands a panorama from the ocean to Mount St. Helens. The climb is especially popular in May and June, when wildflowers fill the mountain's meadows with the richest floral display in the Coast Range. The trail starts at an easy pace and begins to zig-zag after about 1 mile. The trail gets progressively steeper and more arduous as it gains height. Just before the saddle it levels out prior to a descent between the two peaks. A steeper trail then takes you to the summit.
This trail is amazing great views it is a little challenging but there are benches for resting. Would deffinately go again.
My 62 year old parents did this hike with me, however it is not for the faint of hearts. Not the easiest hike out there. However, worth the views on a good day and not over populated, it is worth every step.
Best trail I've been on since moving to the PNW. It is rated moderate, but closer to hard than easy, especially if you go all the way to the summit.
Top notch, literally. More then worth the walk/hike/climb. Difficulty increases from beginning to end
great hike, wear good foot wear!
Hiked here last summer. Nice blend of intensity, lots of views, nice resting point before turning back. Chain link fence type of trail reinforcements helped keep grip, but I felt awful for the poor dogs on the trail unable to avoid the sharp ends of the wires.
Great hike, kids accomplished as well, wear good supportive shoes or boots.
great view :)
Fabulous views! Ignored the forecast & was rewarded, because they were so wrong! A little bit after the 3rd bridge you'll come to a wooden staircase - just after that, look to your right while continuing towards the summit and if you're as lucky as I was you will see Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams. AND Mt. St. Helens all at once! WOW! Talk about breathtaking views!! The summit was windy & cold, but the Pacific Ocean & The Columbia River could be seen. The only thing that keeps this from being a five-star review is the condition of the trail: small iron rods sticking up to snag your boots or squash a toe (coming down) are prevalent. Lots of scree, too - thank goodness for the mesh. Wear your best boots & watch your step and this will be a five star hike all the way!