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Cathedral Tree Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked 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 best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.6 mi Elevation gain 393 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

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Geneva Mooney
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Hiking

I had a 2 1/2 yr old as my hiking partner so it took longer than if it was adults but my little one was a champ! At the beginning there are a few steep hills where I carried him on my back but he hiked most of the way up. We hiked to the top and saw the beautiful column and on our return we saw the cathedral tree. The descent went faster than hiking up and I carried him on my back most of the way down until cathedral tree, after that point he walked the rest of the way with a few slips on the steep hills descending down them. The hike was well worth the effort!

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Megan Balder
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Hiking

Beautiful moss covered trees!

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Ariel Sides
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HikingFeeRocky

Dog and kid friendly for older kids. My 7 and 8 year old struggled because it was up hill on the way back. Great sights. Beautiful trees and well kept.

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Andrea C.
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HikingBugs

Nice scenery in a forest setting. The trail is fairly steep at points and there are a lot of roots in the path, so if you're prone to tripping this might not be your favorite. Tons of bugs around, probably because the trail isn't very dry. It wasn't muddy, though, just damp.

Amanda Markowski
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Hiking

Great stroll. Tree wasn’t too special but view from lighthouse was beautiful

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Jodie Thornton
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HikingMuddy

Fun trail- muddy, but manageable. My kids enjoyed seeing tons of slugs. Trail was a little hard to find/follow and we ran into a few dead ends

Kaya Sherwood-Bally
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Laura Bryant
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HikingMuddy

I just love the rainforest. Otherworldly! We went off trail so we could do a round trip hike. Lots of mud. Be careful

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Casi Chen
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HikingBugsMuddy
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Sean Phillips
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HikingMuddy

We did the trail on Friday June 19th, 2020. It was quite muddy in areas but was starting to dry. It was no problem for my wife and I but we brought our Dachshund along. He was a champion and made it up the steep muddy bits without needing to be carried. We decided to walk the long way down on the streets to avoid the mud on the way down with our dog. A nice hike and I’d do it again but after rains it’s likely to be very muddy.

Cheri Montee
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Only went a little ways in due to being in a hurry but I will be back! Great trail and well maintained.

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Alyssa Ralston
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HikingMuddy

VERY muddy. Some kind folks had put branches or sticks across particularly muddy parts. Saw one other hiker.

Tobi Weber
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HikingMuddy

Enjoyed this short trail today. Quite muddy out and slick when walking overexposed tree roots but so refreshing to the soul to be in nature. I was surprised where it came out at. Fantastic view at the top.

Suzy S
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WalkingMuddy

We went during covid-19. Its open. No problems parking or doing the hike. Only encountered about 5 individuals or groups on the hike, which took about an hour. Quite muddy. Bring shoes you don’t mind getting muddy.

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Allison Hurston
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HikingMuddy

Lots of mud!! Cathedral tree is beautiful but getting to it from Column is a little treacherous. All downhill on the way in and all up hill on the way out. I would call this an easy/moderate. No switchbacks, but steep inclines and declines.

Kate Howser
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HikingMuddy

Short, peaceful trail up to great viewpoint.

907 Camy
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful trail, so green! Muddy, due to rain but gorgeous! I’d do it again!

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Emily Harvey
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful short hike to the Astoria Column. Winter conditions are wet and muddy, windy at the Column.

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diego ortiz
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HikingMuddy

Easy hike starts at the street and hike to the cathedral tower.

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Sophie G.
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Walking

Very beautiful! I started at the top by the Astoria Column. The trail is aptly named, as the tree truly looks like it could be a cathedral. This was a steep trail in some parts, but it’s extremely shorty and pretty easy.

Kylah Peterson
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Hiking

absolutely beautiful, but definitely a lot of uphill - would not classify as easy.

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Valerie Mannix
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Hiking

Beautiful and peaceful trail. Adorable field nice by the Cathedral Tree. Has some steep areas but nothing too difficult. Love it for its convenience and peace.

J B.
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Hiking

A favorite of our kids. 40 min to the Column from the Cathedral tree trail head.

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Beth Neibert
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Hiking

If you love a reward at the end of a trail, this one is for you! No parking fee and an incredible view from atop the Astoria Column awaits you. While it is well maintained, this trail is not for those with limited mobility due to stairs and root climbing. no special equipment needed, just a desire to do the route. Enjoy!

Connie Acker
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HikingMuddy

Very dark trail even on a sunny day. Some steep areas, lots of roots and I imagine really muddy in the rainy season.

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Seph R
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Hiking

Fun

Mindy Maxwell
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HikingBugsMuddy

putting easy uphill hike, lots of steps and roots to walk over. good hike. dog and kid friendly.

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