Cathedral Tree to Astoria Column

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Cathedral Tree to Astoria Column is a 1.5 mile out and back trail located near Astoria, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.5 miles
390 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers

trail running
5 days ago

Honestly, this trail is really amazing. While it may be an easy hike, it truly is a gem in Astoria. You can climb all the way up to the Astoria Column, or you can explore the various branch points in the trail. There are a few perpetually muddy spots, but they are easy to navigate around. I run this trail many times a week, and it never gets old. There are also edible oyster mushrooms hidden throughout! Great outdoor adventure for the young and old alike!

4 months ago

Beautiful January day. Trail was a bit muddy but worth the hike.

5 months ago

great trail. there are a few trails off the main one that can distract you, but the main trees is well marked

6 months ago

Great short walks to see some highlights in Astoria

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9 months ago

Neat hike to the top to see the Astoria column. Also a way to save the $5.00 parking fee! Steep incline with many tree roots. We hiked this and then did the 164 stairs to the top of column. Beautiful views.

10 months ago

Nice hike, mud isn't too bad and easy to avoid. The tree is neat and the column is really cool. Worth it to go to the top but can get crowded

11 months ago

Easy hike but the map at the trailhead says the trip will be longer than it is. Climb the column at the top when you get there.

11 months ago

couple muddy spots but not bad at all

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Very muddy appears motorcycles have been riding it also, very rutted out

Sunday, April 23, 2017

extremely muddy except for a few months out of the year

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Good running trail

Sunday, January 22, 2017

It's a short muddy walk in the winter.

Monday, January 16, 2017

I took my 2 and 4 year old from the top by Astoria column to the tree and back up they loved it!! Would definitely recommend this to people with small kids.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

It is an OK trail. Great for a quick run. It isn't too isolating; you can hear cars on roads. The column is beautiful and maintained very well. Worth going if you are familiar with history.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Awesome hike and beautiful!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

If you are an avid hiker or backpacker, skip this one. At about a mile each way, it's a boring trail to an uninteresting tree as you've probably seen thousands of others that elicited more oohs and ahhs than this one.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Great! Enjoyed the old trees.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Great for a little hike.

Monday, April 04, 2016

great work out. super muddy but other then that great hike

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Fairly easy trail. November 7 2015. Raining hard. Very foggy was so beautiful.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Beautiful hike coupled with the Astoria Column...what's NOT to like? All of my guests thoroughly enjoy it.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Great mild challenge for the family. My youngest is 5 and she did well. Will do it again for sure!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Fun trail. The Column is one of my favorite places in Astoria. A spiral staircase leads to an observation deck at the top with beautiful views of Astoria.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Enjoyed this trail today with my wife and daughters. Pretty short and the trail was easy walking. Very scenic especially for us being Midwesterners. First hike of our vacation and this was a great little taste of what Oregon offers. The column was great with beautiful views. The girls launched their little planes and had a blast taking it all in.

Monday, March 03, 2014

I love Astoria, it will always have a place in my heart. The column is cool but I'm more of a nature fan. It's pretty awesome that it is lit up at night though. Wish the park was open at night. Of course we did the stairs to the top and went out on the observation deck. That was enjoyable.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pretty and typical Oregon coast hike, but short. The sign says 1 mile from the lower street to Cathedral tree. I did that stretch in 7 minutes, so either I can run pretty fast or the distance is wrong. The second stretch, from the tree to the column, took about 15 minutes. A sign at the column claims that this stretch is 1.5 miles. Again, this seems very wrong. I would guess that is more like 1 mile from the street to the column with the tree about 1/3 of the way in.

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