Cascade Head Trail

MODERATE 247 reviews

Cascade Head Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Otis, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1377 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

no dogs

hiking
1 day ago

fun uphill on the way back. for pictures of the falls, it's best in the afternoon.

hiking
2 days ago

Gorgeous hike. Loved the views. It was a bit smokey and overcast but we enjoyed it just the same. Took our three kids up the trail (16, 13, 12) and they did great. Nice few hours out exploring with the fam.

4 days ago

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.

hiking
8 days ago

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

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15 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.

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21 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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26 days ago

The view was breathtaking and it could easily be one of my top 5 Oregon coast hikes. I highly recommend.

29 days ago

simply amazing views

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike! It was pretty easy to get to the first lookout area, then incredibly steep to get to the second.