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Humbug Mountain Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Port Orford, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 5.1 mi Elevation gain 1,876 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

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Nature trips

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COVID 19 UPDATE: Day-use area is open. Restroom facilities and picnic shelter are CLOSED. Facilities may close without notice. For more information: https://stateparks.oregon.gov/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=40 Take a hike up the highest mountain on the Oregon Coast. This is a nice loop hike for some exercise on the wet Oregon Coast. You will hike through a mostly Douglas Fir forest on the way up the coast's highest mountain which can be seen from miles away north and south. As of Spring 2019 trees have been cleared from the summit, opening up views to the south.

You will want a Northwest Forest Pass for parking here.

Look for signs for a parking area and trailhead about 4.5 miles south of the town of Port Orford on Highway 101.

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Amanda Thomas
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Absolutely gorgeous hike!!! My kids and I walked down the whole creek till we got to the beach. It was so beautiful but very very very windy at the beach. This hike was gorgeous.

Cindy N.
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Hiking

Very well maintained trail with 1/4 mile markers and an amazing view at the top. We opted for a steeper start and gradual descent so took the West trail up and East trail down.

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Amir Guerouate
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HikingBugsGreat!

Did this trail on a hot summer day, there is plenty of shade and lots of bugs. Bring hiking poles if you want although they are not really necessary as the trail is not that steep. There are several viewpoints. The view at the top is gorgeous.

Scott Oliver
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Maria K
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Hiking

More beautiful than I thought from the reviews. After being on the coast for so many days it was nice to do a mountain with beautiful ferns and trees all around. Also a beautiful view from the top. Steady but steep incline for part of the way then a small incline the rest of the way. Perfect.

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Joshua Hupp
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Hiking

This is a really great hike. It's pretty steep both ways but the view at the top is gorgeous and worth the trip. We took the east fork to the top which was on a really smooth grade with lots of soft pine needles. The way down on the west side is rockier and steeper. It probably would be easier to take the west fork to the top and struggle a little more and have a smoother descent down the east side.

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Nancy Rhee
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Hiking

Went on this butt kicker trail last week with my husband and pup. Its about a 1/4 mile north of the campgrounds and across the street. There’s a small parking lot there right off the highway. It’s 3 miles to the top and took us about 1.5 hours to get there. Not going to lie, not a lot to look at on the way up. There was a few small streams, but nothing spectacular. There is trees cleared to see the coastline at the top, but it wasn’t the best view I’ve seen around here. I would recommend the Cape Sebastian trail which is south of Gold Beach for more views. I would not recommended this trail for newbies. I’m still a newbie myself and had to take frequent breaks. Once we got to the top there was a few benches and places to sit. Unfortunately there were a lot of bees flying around so we didn’t stay long. Took about 45 minutes getting down. Can maybe be problematic for someone with bad knees or a bad back because of the constant jolt on the body on the way down if you’re looking to finish quickly. Felt pretty accomplished because this was my longest hike to date, but would not come back.

Jerry Burke
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Hiking

Fun climb with my son—steady incline that I’m going to feel tomorrow. Lots of wildflowers along the way and not too crowded

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Dean Mccauley
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Hiking

Just to correct a couple of pieces of data on AllTraills, the trail is open (not closed for Covid) and you do not require a parking pass. On this mid-morning Monday in June, there were 12 cars in the parking lot and the trails were uncrowded. All washouts and downed trees have been addressed, the trail was in great shape. The trees at the top that formerly blocked the views, have been removed and refashioned into lovely and extensive benches that allow for social distancing during lunch. There were no bugs while moving and only a few while stopped for lunch; not enough to break out the DEET. Our group was more interested in looking at trees and taking photos than moving fast. We completed the 2.9 mile east route to the top in 1 hour 26 minutes. The descent via the 2.3 mile west loop took 1 hour 1 minute. This is the easiest 1700 vertical foot gain I have ever experienced, due to the consistent grade, soft footing, and low altitude (you start at 64 feet above sea level). There was a lovely group of local octogenarian ladies at the top, so you certainly have no excuse not to get on up there. Lots of interesting flowers and ferns, including some with black stalks and veins. Cool! I would deduct points only for lack of bathrooms and the highway noise you can hear almost the entire way, this is not a wilderness experience: Rating: 4.8.

Alyssa Perk
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Hiking

Thought the parking lot would be pretty full by the time I got there at 10:00am, but I was surprised to see only four other cars when I arrived. Pretty steady ascent the whole way, I took the west summit trail on the way up and the east trail on the way down for a nice loop. Great views, only saw two families on my way up, but there were quite a few more I passed on the way down around noon.

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Bert Wander
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Hiking

Very well maintained trail. We took our young kids. Tough going up, but worth it!

Andrew Hunt
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Hiking

First mile is pretty rough on the thighs but doable. Western summit trail has a few more viewpoints, but eastern has more of a deep forest feel. Views at the summit are worth the climb on a clear day.

christy Mac
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Hiking

This trail is now open. It is busy on the weekends. So if you can go during the week, that is the best time. This trail is well worth it. As you get to the top of the mountain, there is a summit and it over looks the entire coastline. It was awesome. Plenty of benches at the top to sit and have lunch.

Lacey Jane
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Hiking

Butt kicker to the top but made it in under an hour. Stunning views at the top and benches along the way for a rest .

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dani l.
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Hiking

Very nice and well marked single track trail. Goes amid the forest, crossing a couple of very small creeks. The first mile is steeper and then the train splits between the East and West paths, forming a loop. We did the West trail up, which is a greater incline than East. Gorgeous area at the top with a few benches to enjoy a 360 view of the Coast nearby. Easy parking at the bottom.

Jeremy Hitchcock
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Hiking

First mile is a thigh-burner with steep grades but lovely scenery and easy creek crossings. I took the east trail at the fork and enjoyed the quiet and views of the north-facing coastline and heavily- wooded forest. The summit is a stunning view of nearly 180 degrees of coastline — trees have been cleared up top to make for a better vista. I descended via the west trail and enjoyed a little shorter, smoother path. I saw 4 people and 2 dogs on the trail. Time - 75 mins up, 45 mins down. Totally worth the sore legs (I’m not currently in the best shape).

Mikal Kildal
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Hiking

Nice hike, but I expected better views. Tree growth at top occludes any ocean view.

Chelsy Viereck
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Hiking

East and west trails were fully cleared and open to pass. Markers every quarter mile, benches ~every mile. Mainly tree covered, a good 4-5 streams for pups to hydrate, great clear view pad at the top w nice makeshift bench/tables for snack stop. ~2.75 miles to the top. Steepest in the 1st mile, but really all the way up, switchbacks help. Doable, just worth knowing. East loop seemed more level, so could be an easier uphill route. Largest redwoods near the top of the east loop.

Sarah Dougherty
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HikingBlowdown

Well marked and easy to navigate. A couple of small creeks and waterfalls in the first mile. Took the west loop up but couldn’t take the east loop down due to fallen trees just below the summit. They’ve done some work at the summit and there are several places to sit and enjoy an amazing view looking south along the coastline.

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Brandi Kennedy
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Hiking

this was a great hike. the first mile is pretty steep but it's not as bad after that. well worth it for the incredible views

Kayla Mathiowetz
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HikingBugs

The first mile is the steepest, but very doable! After that it levels out to a steady, easy incline to the top. Beautiful view at the top, but most of the trail is forested with just short quick peeks of the ocean on your way up and down through the trees. It was a popular hike. When we got to the top, there were about 10 people and 8-10 dogs. I did get stung by a bee on the hike, but that can happen anywhere! The hike is closer to 6 miles than 5.1.

Leigh Brooks
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HikingBlowdown

Gorgeous place to spend a few hours hiking. Weather is changeable as you go. Spectacular views!

Alane Espinoza
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Hiking

I was a little reluctant to do this trail with some fog but the fog actually ended up making the hike more beautiful! The weather was great. It was a sunny day. I agree with other reviews that the first mile is the hardest but not really all that hard if you exercise regularly. There are plenty of switchbacks which make it easier. Make sure to bring plenty of water. That was one mistake we made, not enough water. The views while trekking to the top are breathtaking. I stopped a few times to get some pretty landscape shots. It does take some time to get to the top but when you do, there is another gorgeous view. Unfortunately due to the fog, we weren't able to capture the beauty of the ocean but nonetheless it was still amazing and the fog actually added a more surreal effect. Then going down is a piece of cake, time consuming, but easy except on your knees, of course. I'm super glad I achieved this hike. I felt like I accomplished a lot and gained some adventure and exercise for the day. Mission accomplished!!!

Kaitie Baumann
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Hiking

Great trail, tough workout. Trail in great condition, single track most of the way. Incline all the way to the top, the trees have been cleared away for an amazing view of the coastline looking south.

Susan Bizeau
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Hiking

View at top is fantastic....I was barely in shape for this one...lots of elevation gain. Make sure your lungs are capable for the way up and your knees can handle the way down. I was quite the the slow hiker with lunch on bench at the top. There are several benches along the way. Took this pokey hiker 4 hours.

Danny Mitchell
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Hiking

The first mile of the trail is fairly steep, but the entire trail overall has some nice viewpoints! The summit has an amazing viewpoint of the south coastline. You definitely don’t want to miss that view!

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Michele Harris
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Hiking

Wonderful scenic view that stretches for miles on the way up and at the top.

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Ted D.
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Hiking

Nice loop trail. Great view to south where they’ve recently cleared trees at the top.

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AJ Gniewosz
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