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.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
390 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
17 days ago

Great forested hike including a grand tree. The destination provides a stunning view of the surrounding area including Saddle Mountain.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

This was a gorgeous hike. I just moved to this area from a very flat area of Texas, so some of the inclines were a little difficult for me, but mostly it was a fun and easy hike. I will definitely go back as there were many trails off the main one that I would like to explore.

hiking
1 month ago

The hike was so spectacular and the views were so stunning! Bring good shoes and a lot of water!

1 month ago

This hike was insanely beautiful.

walking
2 months ago

This was a nice easy trail for family and I. My 3 and half year old was able to hike the majority of the trail while holding a grownups hand. It’s convenient to get to, you quickly feel like you are outside the city and the views from the column are amazing on a clear day.

trail running
2 months 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!

hiking
7 months ago

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

walking
8 months ago

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

9 months ago

Great short walks to see some highlights in Astoria

11 months ago

Boi

11 months ago

Trt

11 months ago

Trtu

hiking
Thursday, July 27, 2017

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.

hiking
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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

hiking
Monday, June 26, 2017

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.

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Good running trail

hiking
Sunday, January 22, 2017

It's a short muddy walk in the winter.

hiking
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.

hiking
Saturday, September 03, 2016

Awesome hike and beautiful!

walking
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.

hiking
Friday, July 15, 2016

Great! Enjoyed the old trees.

hiking
Friday, June 10, 2016

Great for a little hike.

hiking
Monday, April 04, 2016

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

hiking
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.

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