Cascade Head via Nature Conservancy Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews

Cascade Head via Nature Conservancy Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Neskowin, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
226 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

no dogs

nature trips
20 days ago

Took the kids up for Thanksgiving Day break . It was perfect no wind what so ever and the fog cleared right as we came up to the head we love this hike !!

hiking
26 days ago

Oh, the view! If you’ve hiked God’s Thumb, you should definitely hike this to see the other side of that hike with a better view of the river. It was a clear day, and perfect weather, so the people were out. I clocked about 450 feet of elevation gain, but I didn’t feel it at all, and the muddy sections people complain about were no issue because we’ve had such dry weather lately. Critters spotted on the trail: one fuzzy wuzzy caterpillar. That’s it. For real. Lots of elk poop, but no elk sightings for me today.

2 months ago

This easy hike has a million dollar view.

2 months ago

A little muddy but no problem. Lots of sun and good distant views in the mid-morning.

2 months ago

NO DOGS ON THIS TRAIL! Alltrails is incorrectly marked on this one.
We walked about a mile in and then turned around- because there didn’t appear to be any end in sight and we had a sad dog in the car- so I think it is a longer trail than the 2.1 round trip the trail description states. Even with the misstated info, this was a beautiful hike through a temperate rain forest and we will definitely be back to explore- sans dog.

3 months ago

Wonderful easy walk but don’t bother if there is fog.

hiking
4 months ago

An unbelievably easy route to Cascade Head in contrast to the more strenuous climb from the trailhead below. The only challenge is to dodge the patches of mud on the trail. The flora is uniquely beautiful here, with lots of moss, clover and gnarly branches. The view from the "end" of this hike at the summit marker is nice. For even wider open views, hike down the trail a couple switchbacks.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
Friday, October 06, 2017

trail running
Monday, July 18, 2016

hiking
Sunday, September 23, 2012