Amazing hike! There's a lower lookout for people not wanting to go all the way to the top. We went all the way up and it was amazing. Most hikes you can only see the view from the top, but this one you could see the view from most of the hike. Will do it again!

A great moderate trail. Nice walk through forests then spectacular views of the ocean. You feel like you had a nice workout. Takes about 1 and half hours to get to top at leisurely pace.

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4 days ago

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5 days ago

Enjoyed this hike--particularly the stunning vistas and cool breezes at the lower viewpoint.

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6 days ago

on Cascade Head Trail

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7 days ago

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7 days ago

Lightly trafficked hike and amazing view. Will come back again.

Would rate as moderate, not hard, just a little steep on the way back. Most of the hike is through the forest and ends at the ocean. The views at the cove are fantastic!

Beautiful Hike lots of beautiful tress and plants. Loved the view at the end of Harts Cove. I think this is more of a moderate hike than difficult.

Excellent hike through heavily forested area. Plenty of small creeks for puppies. The view of the cove is wonderful. Just follow the meadow trails towards the stand of trees. Chill out, eat a picnic lunch under the trees. Last 1/4 mile is uphill so save some energy.

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11 days ago

It was foggy while I was there which made for some really cool photos! Didn't get to see the full "panoramic view" from the upper viewpoint due to the fog, but I'll definitely be back!
Very glad I parked at the bottom and did the uphill part of the hike at the beginning.

This was incredible! My grandparents had a hard time with the inclines, but if you are up for the challenge this hike is rewarding as it is difficult.

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14 days ago

I took this trail alone with my dog early on a summer morning. It was simply an amazing hike. To get to the trailhead, you have to turn off US 101 onto a forest service road that you take for 4 miles up a mountain. It's about a 20-25 minute drive depending on how daring you are with gravel roads. I tend to drive slowly and try not to cause too much noise. This drive is a great experience in and of itself.

The first part of the hike is a set of steep switch backs that take you down quite a bit in elevation. The forest is deliciously silent at this point. Gradually, you begin to hear a small brook that you eventually cross on a wooden bridge. From that point, the noise of the ocean becomes more pronounced and eventually I could even hear sea lions barking in the distance.

There was one section about a quarter mile long where the trail got a little rough....more due to mud and water than anything else. But it was not terribly difficult. I made the entire hike in running shoes. (I wouldn't recommend this but it was all I had with me and....hey....I'm here to tell you about it)

When you finally emerge from the forest into a large clearing above Hart's Cove the views are incredible. Take your time and bring a camera.

I saw only 6 other hikers the entire time, but I did go early, about 8:45 am.

If you are looking for a nice cardio workout, coming back up those switchbacks had this novice triathlete panting. Good times!!

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17 days ago

Gorgeous trail leading to a remarkable view! Not overly crowded and the trail is very well maintained. We packed a small lunch and sat up on the bluff enjoying the view. The majority of the trail is fairly easy. There is an incline with stairs that can be challenging. I took my mom who isn't very active and we just took our time. Very manageable and worth it at the end! Bonus: we saw a herd of elk off in the distance.

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19 days ago