hiking
8 days ago

Hiked on a whim on 05/18/18. Wildflowers still not quite out in force. Signs of elk abound - poops and off-trail scrambling evidence are all over the hill.

hiking
11 days ago

so gorgeous! kind of steep in some areas

hiking
19 days ago

I picked a fantastic day to go. It was a fairly step hike but the trail is well maintained. For my first hike of the season I wish I would have chosen something with a more gentle climb, my ankles and knees felt every step of the downhill only reminding me that I need to build my endurance after taking the winter off. The view was amazing and for at least half of it you are looking out at the ocean. It was one I will do again.

hiking
25 days ago

Easy and worth going

hiking
27 days ago

Awesome hike. I only wish the fog would have cooperated so we could see more of the view! I'll have to try it again on a clear day.

Challenging the way out with the incline. But the view was well worth it. Would have love to access that beautiful beach!

4 23 18 great short hike. It was nice not to just be in trees.

We picked a gorgeous day! Moderately challenging with picture perfect views.

One of the best hikes (if not the best) I’ve done on the Oregon coast. Saw a heard of elk, and it was gorgeous out.

hiking
1 month ago

Hard to beat this hike on a clear day. Beautiful old-growth forest and breathtaking coastal/ocean views! Great wildlife viewing too!

Road closed till July 15 including foot traffic.

This hike is beautiful. The forest is great and the elevation gain is a slight challenge. The ocean view at the end is pleasant.

on Cascade Head Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Great place one of the best on the coast. You can take the very easy level hike or a nice big crazy one.
The view is amazing.
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hiking
2 months ago

What a great hike! This trail was everything we had hoped for. We had a beautiful sunny day today. A little muddy especially for the first 1.5 mile or so, but well worth the mud and the effort! Not too easy, but not too hard, and the views once you get to the meadow are amazing! It was about 5.5 miles from the parking lot to the top and it’s uphill most of the way there. I highly recommend this trail, you won’t be disappointed! Wear hiking boots if you have them.

hiking
2 months ago

The view is incredible the way to the view not so much!

hiking
2 months ago

We went in early January and it was sunny and no wind! The trail was a little muddy here and there, probably due to recent rains, but overall was easy to hike. The views are incredible! Kind of a bummer that you have to walk alongside the road for the first stretch of the trail, due to the trailhead being a short distance from the parking lot. Great hike though, will continue to make this trip!

It was pretty muddy but WELL worth the hike! It’s a quick trip up and you descend even quicker. My family, including a 5 year old knocked this out in about 90 minutes total. Oh, and the view is spectacular! We all loved it.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing views! Very muddy is right. It was SO DANG COLD the day we went, there was still a nice dusting of snow up there! The elk were wayyyy on the side of the hill so you could only see them from far away. Still SO amazing. Need to come back and do Hart's Cove when it's available. Decent elevation climb but a few sets of kids came FLYING by so they were having no problems haha.

hiking
3 months ago

Scenic, good workout and the trail is muddy.

hiking
4 months ago

Just the hike I was looking for, scenery, wildlife and a good workout. Amazing views that I could not stop looking at! Yes, a little muddy, but not bad.

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome Sunday hike. Definitely muddy, but not nearly the worst mud trail I’ve experienced at the coast. Great views, lots of amazing places to have a rest and a snack. Wonderful mix of views, wooded areas, and wide open spaces.

Lots of steep steps and mud at the start but worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

Vermont meets Scotland meets a dash of Hawaii. The payoff after the first 2 miles of the hike is unlike anything else. Herd of elk (experience may vary) - perfectly elk-mowed bright green fields over rolling hills with stark contrast clean cut trails (mostly muddy in January) switching up hills for as long as you want to go it feels like. Pretty unreal if you hit the coast early when no one is there.

hiking
4 months ago

A good butt-kicker! Foggy and beautiful! Not too much cold weather, but lots of muddy trails. And we saw 85 elk!

hiking
4 months ago

Trail is closed from Jan 1, 2018- July. Road is gated off so you can’t get through to the trail head. Very sad. ☹️

But I will be back!

hiking
4 months ago

Hike: January 1st, 2018.
A great hike watched the sunrise up over the mountain side, casting a beautiful array of colors. Was a beautiful clear morning! Easy location to find! Parking available and restrooms. Hike wasn’t to difficult, did have some steep inclines. Altogether a great hike!

hiking
4 months ago

This was such a beautiful hike. We did it in the rain, wind, and fog and we still enjoyed it. I want to return on a clear day to really take in the views.

hiking
4 months ago

Completed on Christmas Day 2017; absolutely perfect hike! Once you get off the road and into the woods, terrain is a bit rough with tree roots and an incline, and then spits you out onto beautiful meadows with stunning views until the top. Trail in the woods was muddy but do-able. Would definitely recommend!

For a “hard” hike I’d say it’s on the easy side. Great length. Super easy hike in aside from one of the bridges being out so you have to balance across some rocks. Lots of climbing back to the parking area on the way back. 10/10 would do again.

on Hart's Cove Trail

5 months ago

Beautiful hike, lots of downhill at the beginning (therefore lots of uphill on the end of the return trip). Path is mostly packed soil, some gravel at the beginning, path is only one person wide. Beautiful surroundings, lots of ferns, Huckleberry bushes, some huge Sitka spruce. At the end you pop out of the trees on a big green hillside over the ocean (like Cascade head but smaller and covered with a lot of salmon berry bushes) on the south side of the hillside there is a great view of Hart's Cove, which is beautiful. Cliff Creek pours into the cove in a (50ft?) waterfall. The cove is filled with seals, you can hear them even in the wooded part of the hike. There is a decent amount of parking, it was more crowded than the Cascade head parking though, seemed like a pretty popular hike. There weren't any sketchy parts really, but you do have to pick your way across one creek where the footbridge washed out, it was pretty easy, but could be hard if the creek was higher from recent rain. We got a late start and had to return in the dark with flashlights. The trail conditions are clean enough for that... but we did see signs of a bear (a huge old stump clawed apart recently... bears looking for grubs).

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