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hiking
21 hours ago

This is a difficult but fun trek up to a beautiful summit. The last bit is a challenge but the 360 degree view is incredible and well worth it. We saw a lot of wild flowers, berries and fungi along the way and made several photo stops as the view is spectacular at several points along the way. Bring water and sunblock, there’s a good portion out from under the trees.

We came here to mountain bike because this app has mountain biking as an activity here, but there is NO MOUNTAIN BIKING here. Someone even made sure we saw the rule sign. He was very concerned we did not ride bikes there. Other than that it looks like a great place to go for a walk.

awesome, grin a bare the last 2miles. But it's worth it!
Take food and water for lunch at the top

hiking
6 days ago

Great hike - be prepared that it's all up hill going out. The ending is worth it though!

Very hilly and nice views

CLOSED TODAY DUE TO “DANGEROUS CONDITIONS”.

Signs at the trail head still say closed. The area that “closed” the trail is a dried washed out creek. Easily crossed considering the the rest of the hike takes good footing with loose rock. Also passed the park workers replacing the bridge. Second time hiking this, always love the burn towards the top. Bug spray would be helpful :)

So the red on the map is actually just a logging road, very rocky if you have bad tires or low clearance. Not very good for hiking since it’s open to vehicles up to the turn. Some nice views after the gate, but sound of gunfire and lots of trash on road was disappointing. Maybe would come back up with a Mtn bike but would t recommend for a hike unless you just happen to be nearby. Mtn bike trails sound pretty well built out though. Also the trail doesn’t start where the red starts, it starts at that sharp turn halfway up where there is a parking lot and toilets.

Steep but rewarding hike. Get there early on a weekend to avoid the crowds. I wish I would have brought trekking poles; there are many areas with loose gravel going up.

Trail IsClosed At This Time. The Historic Columbia River Highway is Closed Until Further Notice. This Includes Trails Between Bridal Veil Falls and Multnomah, and Trails Between Multnomah and Ainsworth State Park. The Road Is Only Open To State Troopers, Game and WildLife Patrolmen, and Residents That Live On That Road. Anyone Caught Trying To Hike Said Trails Are Fined. This Is All Due To The Bad Fire They Had Last Year And Several Told Me They Aren't Sure When It Should Be Open. One Trooper Told Me It's Looking Like It Will Be June 2019. :( That Means Oneonta George, Oneonta Falls, Horsetail Falls, Ponytail Falls, Larch Mountain Overlook, Fairy Falls, & Wahkeena Falls Are All Closed Until Further Notice. If You Are Looking For Alternatives, You Can Look Into Multnomah Falls & Trails, Latourell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Vista House. You Can Also Take A Drive To Ramona Falls.

Trail Is Still Closed At This Time. The Historic Columbia River Highway is Closed Until Further Notice. This Includes Trails Between Bridal Veil Falls and Multnomah, and Trails Between Multnomah and Ainsworth State Park. The Road Is Only Open To State Troopers, Game and WildLife Patrolmen, and Residents That Live On That Road. Anyone Caught Trying To Hike Said Trails Are Fined. This Is All Due To The Bad Fire They Had Last Year And Several Told Me They Aren't Sure When It Should Be Open. One Trooper Told Me It's Looking Like It Will Be June 2019. :( That Means Oneonta George, Oneonta Falls, Horsetail Falls, Ponytail Falls, Larch Mountain Overlook, Fairy Falls, & Wahkeena Falls Are All Closed Until Further Notice. If You Are Looking For Alternatives, You Can Look Into Multnomah Falls & Trails, Latourell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Vista House. You Can Also Take A Drive To Ramona Falls.

So much fun and not too hard for a beginner like me :-) We did 8 miles before we turned back and we only saw a few others on the paved path which was cool. We saw a few snakes, cows, and goats along the way which was fun!

It was a beautiful place but way to many people for my liking. I go out to get away from people and the hustle and bustle of the city and if that’s what you’re looking for this isn’t it.

Beautifully kept trail with the chance for some great vistas of the gorge along the way (a rarity with the tree cover on most trails!)
Definitely very steep but the trail is even and mostly packed dirt. Great to get behind horsetail falls! On the western side of the bridge that crosses Oneonta at the top you can scramble down into the Riverbed and come right up to the edge of the falls into the Oneonta Gorge (which, incidentally is the most beautiful hike in the area if you can beat the crowds)

Happy to park a car at both ends without a permit. Not too many hikers between the falls and Blue Pool. Not many bikers either. Love the log bridges along the way. Hiked it again this year. A real treat!

Nice wide open asphalt path, about the width of a car. Don’t know how they get 11 miles. I started at the parking lot, went to the end of the path and back and it was about 2 miles. Maybe there are 11 miles of trail total

I was out at 6 AM, after the sun came up and did not feel quite safe with the folks who appeared to live there tucked into corners of the park

It’s a beautiful trail, and I would do it again, but not do it alone at a deserted hour.

hiking
27 days ago

Arrived about 11am and was perfect timing as a handful of the early morning hikers just arriving back to the parking lot so got a close spot. trail is well thought out zigzagging up the first 45 minutes into the hike or about half way. good thi g as it saved some energy for the 2nd half that was much needed. beautiful views trail are a challenge if you dont stay on the metal fencing they have nailed into the ground. at one point a bridge had broken and was very slick leaning to the down hill side, so just be aware and go slow. this hike is hard not hard for the avg hiker. so many ages and body types through out the day. dont be discouraged as the views are amazing and the feeling of success us even better. enjoy as I will do this hike again.

Great hike with beautiful views of Mounts Rainier, St Helens, Adams and Hood. The wires are great for traction but there are a lot of broken wires that might not be good for smaller dogs.

hiking
28 days ago

My daughter and I completed our second hike of Saddle Mountain Trail. We were hopeful for a clear day at the summit. On the way up we were teased with breaks of big blue sky and bright sunshine But after a 1 hour and 15 min hike up, we arrived to a disappointing set of dense clouds.

Despite no view we had a fun day attacking the 5 mile loop and 1,972’ elevation. The trail was busy but not too bad for a Saturday. The plant vegetation narrows the trail in many places.

I do hate the heavy metal mess (looks like chain link fence) they lay on the trail to manage erosion. It can be deadly slippery if your not cautious., even on a dry day.

so gorgeous! 360 views, wild flowers, cool rock formations...the last bit is steep but worth it

Awesome hike! Pretty steep at some points, but stunning views. Tons of bugs at the very top, but there are places near the top to enjoy the views that are much less buggy. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen, very little shade the second half of the hike.

This was an easy hike... but SUPER gnarly at the end! The views the entire time were absolutely stunning with lots of great spots to take breaks and get some good photos and views, and even though the parking lot was full (arrived around 1pm) the trail wasn’t as crowded as you’d assume. Mostly direct sun exposure and very difficult and tiring at times, so 100% bring a LOT of water, sunscreen, and good hiking shoes and poles or walking sticks if you have them. The rocks toward the peak are VERY slippery and it’s easy to fall or lose your footing, but it’s doable (two of my friends were in converse and made it out alright!). Last mile is the hardest, but just take your time and push through it and the views are absolutely worth it! Took my group about 2.5 hours to get up (LOTS of breaks and photo ops), and just under an hour to get back down. 7/12/18

1 month ago

Not a very difficult hike, but the grade gets pretty steep toward the top. This wouldn’t be possible to hike for the average person without special gear if it weren’t for the fencing and wires they have near the top to help keep your footing. There are plenty of awesome views all throughout the hike.

My favorite hike near the Oregon coast. Lots of elevation gain and absolutely breathtaking views of 3 snow capped peaks (Hood, St. Helens, Adams) Astoria, and the mighty Columbia River dumping into the great Pacific Ocean.

walking
1 month ago

nice trail.

Trails are not marked well at all. This is not a good hike for walking because it's mainly overrun by bikers, so if you're a biker this is the trail for you! This is also off of a park so it's a gravel path most of the time. Wouldn't drive more than 5 mins to do this walk.

on Saddle Mountain Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty fun hike. It’s short and steep at the summit. The reward for reaching the top is pretty cool ... if the clouds lift.

walking
1 month ago

My family and I did the 'Little Prairie Loop' which was a nice, scenic loop.

I carried my three month old the entire trail while my girlfriend ran down the trail and back to me and the baby continuously.

The trail is well maintained and is virtually all gravel. There's slight elevation change, but nothing strenuous.

Views of the Tualatin/Sherwood area atop the trail was nice and the wooded areas were cooler in temp and beautiful.

Great little walk for the entire family.

7/5/18 My favorite hikes are the ones with views for the majority of the hike, not just the top. This is that hike! Views all around! Steady climb and then big climb for the last .5 mile or so. The steep parts have metal fencing on the rocks so if you are wearing proper hiking shoes it grips perfectly making the decent easy peasy. I noticed some people with poles kept getting them stuck in the fencing. Bring lots of water, light jacket for the top and an open heart to take in all the magnificent beauty!

trail running
1 month ago

Scientific, highly trafficked, relatively bug free, well established trails and routes. Multiple access points made his fall exciting and confusing all at once. This fall is just strong enough to get under without compromising ones safety. There were only a few bikers today, no big deal since most of the trails were wide enough to accommodate every type of traveler.

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