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!
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.
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.