hiking
5 days 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.

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.

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

hiking
7 days 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!

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
20 days 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.

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

1 month 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).

hiking
1 month ago

If your looking for a great view and a great workout this is the trail to hike! Got to the viewing point just in time for the sunset absolutely beautiful on a sunny day :)

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Tough on the knees one the way down, tough on the thighs on the way back. Absolutely worth it though! The gate off of HWY 101 is only open July 15th-Dec 31st so plan accordingly.

Totally worth the hike just for the amazing view

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic trail. Lots of variety to the terrain - some easy and some more challenging sections. Amazing views from the overlooks. I'd recommend going all the way to the upper trailhead, it is worth it and not far from the upper overlook. Trail gets sloppy during rain.

hiking
2 months ago

Make note of road to exit off of Hwy 101 ahead of time because there’s not any notice until you are there.

hiking
3 months ago

Elk and whales. Great views. Wet and near road at the start.

hiking
3 months ago

nice crisp day with a breath taking view.

hiking
3 months ago

You could stop hiking as soon as you get out onto the field section, but going all the way to the top was hard and worth it.

The view is worth the hike.

hiking
3 months ago

I have been on this hike many times over the past 15 years. Usually, I take the popular way up - from the bottom trail head at Three Rocks. Last weekend I decided to come in from the top. I parked at the gate off Highway 101 and walked in on National Forestry Road 1861. This is a wide gravel road that goes 4 miles to another parking area...and I should have parked here in hindsight! But it was a gorgeous afternoon, and I had plenty of water and snacks - so what the heck. It's a continuous uphill then downhill walk that will give your leg muscles a definite workout. Took me about 2 hours each way. Drive to the second parking area unless you need to burn off a few pounds. The views from the top are always stunning, so either route there gets you the same results. Highly recommended hike and a must see viewpoint from the Oregon coastline!

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