Two and a half miles. That's all it is from the parking lot (elev. 1,650') to the summit of Saddle Mountain (elev. 3,283'). Be prepared to marvel at the sheer volume of natural beauty packed onto the mountain, from a mature forest setting to fields of wildflowers to an open rocky summit. The view from the top of the mountain is one that cannot be described ... it must be experienced. The trip to the top isn't an everyday stroll through the woods, though. Come prepared with water and layer your clothing. The temperature is very different at the summit than in the parking lot. Wear appropriate shoes for rough terrain and be prepared for some steep grades, which make for interesting climbing. A nice walking stick and friend's hand would be helpful in many areas. As you climb, though, remember to look up and out at the landscape before you. Also look down at the wild floral show that may only exist at that elevation. Take frequent breaks and enjoy this unique landscape as well as the beauty of the forest below you. .

What a fun hike! Challenging, but not overbearing. The trail is well maintained to handle the abundance of loose rocks. The views at the top are worth it! There's a nice, quiet spot to the right of the summit if you follow the path along the ridge. You can sit amongst a patch of trees and enjoy the view without the usual hustle and bustle

Leaving Seaside, we saw the sign for Saddle Mountain and decided to check it out! With a 1 year and 2 dogs in tow, we made it up the trail about a mile before turning around. We took the Humbug Mountain Viewpoint trail on the way back down which gives an amazing view! We will be back again, next time a little more prepared!

Great trail and workout! Going up to the summit was slippery as it was rainy and foggy when I did it. Wear the right shoes!! Unfortunately no view at the summit, but still worth it.

Great trail, great view, we took a 6 and 8 year old up they did fine.

this was a cool hike, walked out with some pretty stellar shots. bit hard for someone who isnt regularly active. lots of wind at the top so dress warm! no problem for the dogs at all, took us 3.5 hours start to finish

Up all the way there, down all the way back. Make sure your shoes have tread and hiking poles could be useful. Pack a snack to enjoy while you take in the scenery at the top!

Nice, moderate hike with beautiful views. The hike becomes somewhat strenuous towards the end, but the summit makes up for it. Really enjoyed this one.

Fun quick hike. Turned around before end due to high winds/freezing rain on ridge. Between mile 1-2, trail turned into small creek during rain, and metal grates on trail became slick. Few logs across trail are easy to step over/under.

Easy to follow trail with great views!

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