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Cascade Head Trail is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Otis, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 1,381 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

beach

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

over grown

closed

no dogs

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.

6 days ago

Heavily traveled. Expect muddy spots in shady areas. Great view

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muddy
off trail
rocky
20 days ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful!

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muddy
2 months ago

Super nice and not a lot of people on it. Nice up hill but not too steep. Half shaded half sunny. Great views of ocean

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muddy
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Trail description should be updated since the trail says NO DOGS ALLOWED.

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muddy
2 months ago

Great trail and views. Should have brought hiking poles fro the descent but will do this hike again No dogs allowed - its well marked on the trail as well on every hiking website.

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muddy
2 months ago

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muddy
2 months ago

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rocky
2 months ago

It was a great hike. It started off through some wooded neighborhood. Once you reach the actual starting point it’s a nice walk through the forest, once you reach the knoll you’re greeted with a breathtaking view. After that it only gets better as you climb up the hill.

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3 months ago

Fantastic hike that never disappoints. Very little mud. Stunning views!

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3 months ago

This is a great hike. After about 1.4 miles of drudgery, you come out on a bluff that has a jaw dropping view. It hadn’t rained for a few days which allowed the trail to dry out, so not too muddy. I left the parking lot about 30 minutes before dawn (6:20 am). No other hikers until mile 4.5 on the return trip. Solitude was nice. Also saw a herd of some 40+ elk.

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muddy
3 months ago

DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

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3 months ago

Hiked 2/17. Very muddy. Great walk. Stopped at view point, last mile goes up to upper road.

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muddy
3 months ago

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muddy
3 months ago

recorded Cascade Head Trail

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muddy
4 months ago

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bugs
muddy
4 months ago

Parked on the side of the road and walked to the official trailhead. Made the hike much shorter but just as beautiful. Also cut down on the walking through neighborhoods.

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muddy
4 months ago

The trail was very muddy but to be expected for this time of year. Slippery coming back down. Amazing views when the fog cleared. Love all the bridges in the lower part of the hike. Saw elk at the beginning of the trail and many birds along the whole trail. My Apple Watch tracked the whole hike from lower parking lot to the upper parking lot and back as 7.15 miles and 1521 elevation gain.

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muddy
4 months ago

Fun overlook to ocean and river. Good, short, tough hike. Loved it! ...good amount of mud.

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private property
rocky
6 months ago

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rocky
6 months ago

Trail is pretty obvious at all times. Many built in wooden steps. It gets pretty steep (warning to the faint of heart). Roots on trail in many areas. For those with good balance even a little athleticism its easy to medium difficulty.

Lots of signs saying no dogs on the south side trail but otherwise great hike

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7 months ago

Took my 9 year old on this hike. We were so glad we had walking sticks, made it much easier especially with mud and the steep inclines. Lots of twists and turns, well marked paths. Parked at the fishing dock Knight Park, you go through private property and along a road for awhile until you get to the path. This was by far the funnest hike my daughter has been on she said.

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7 months ago

I did this today from the top, as my bad knees do better up than down, and I wanted to do down first. That way if I found it too hard on the switchbacks, I wouldn't miss out on the best views. Also the mostly flat wslk through the pines was nice when I was most tired. I did turn back before the end as there were raindrops, but they didn't amount to much. Saw a lot of elk poop, but no elk. Also only met one other single hiker, one young couple and one family. So not only scenic, but peaceful. This is a spectacular walk/hike. A must do if you are in the area.

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