Humbug Mountain Trail

MODERATE 41 reviews

Humbug Mountain Trail is a 4.9 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.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1876 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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 coasts highest mountain which can be seen from miles away north and south. Unfortunately the top is a little overgrown so you will not have a spectacular view but there is a bench to sit down on for a rest.

hiking
25 days ago

Awesome up hill workout with a few small peaks at the ocean.

hiking
3 months ago

We did this hike for the first time in eleven years. Boy has it grown up. If you're looking for a gorgeous view of the ocean, you'll get about three chances through branches. If you're after a great workout then this is the trail for you. We enjoyed it. My two year old hiked about 80 percent of it, then rode in the back pack the rest of the way. It was a lovely hike with the wonderful smell of damp to underbrush and sounds of water trickling down the mountain. 1700+ ft elevation gain pretty quick.

This trail was a nice hike if you're looking for a good workout, but we were underwhelmed with the view at the summit. All you could see were trees. There were some glimpses of nice views along the trail, but by and large, less than we expected. Would not recommend if you're looking for a hike with spectacular views.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful scenery all the way up the mountain.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice hike! Bring your trekking poles and water. It's a little more challenging than you would think. There are a few benches on the trail. I would recommend the East Trail up and the West down due to the grading.

hiking
8 months ago

This is a fun trail! It is definitely a climb.

8 months ago

Some pretty views of the coast.

8 months ago

Some pretty views of the coast.

11 months ago

The trees, lower vegetation, running water, and steep inclines on either side of the trail are great on the way up. The summit is a bummer honestly, but just before it, you get some nice views through some openings in the trees.

11 months ago

Beautiful trail! Great views throughout the hike - the ocean and forest peek through the trees. There's not much to see at the summit, but it's still worth it. I would recommend going the west side at the fork for the best views.

backpacking
11 months ago

Great moderate trail. The elevation gain made it a great workout, especially with my multi-day pack on. I took the west loop up around to the east side down. There were a few trees in the middle of the trail, but they're easy to navigate over. There was a bench on both sides, which made it nice to sit for a minute. Great scenery! Luscious landscape! I love the southern Oregon coast trails! Very rugged, lots to see!

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Beautiful hike!

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Good trail. Well maintained and a few pretty ocean views. There are a few spots with downed trees blocking the trail, so you have to do a bit of a muddy scramble. The view at the top wasn't much of a view, but it was nice to lay in the grass and rest a bit before the descent.

hiking
Monday, March 06, 2017

Great hike anytime of year . Lots of uphill lots of views ..awesome forests and cool little creeks ..suggest the east summit route ,get more uphill ,can then continue on to the west view and back dwn for a nice little loop ..go check it out !!

hiking
Friday, November 18, 2016

If you're not use to doing hills this isn't the hike for you. If you enjoy seeing beautiful panoramic views of the PNW this hike isn't for you. There are less than a handful of anything close to a view on this one. I have been driving by here for a few years now and the road around it is beautiful so it was in today's plans along with a couple more shorter hikes. It's a nice hike with a nice long hill for some exercise but overall for one of the highest mountains on the Oregon coastline I was disappointed. It definitely seems that the first mile is the steepest part. I've probably done 20 hikes from Prairie Creek Redwoods to Humbug that are far better. I have a couple of friends that want to do this one and if we do it'll be the last time for me.....#278

hiking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Enjoyable hike! Beautiful forest landscape and a few good glimpses of the ocean available. Steady climb to the summit; a good workout, but not too tough.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

too hard for me. Goes at an incline up the hill/mountain 3 miles then 3 miles downhill back. I am not ready for this hike at my skill level at this time. A do over, one day

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

This was a great hike! Steady uphill and got the blood pumping. It was a rainy day, but still absolutely beautiful. I'm definitely going to do this trail again some day when the sun's out so I can actually see the ocean!

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Nice hike...

hiking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Nice trail! Great uphill workout with Forrest beauty topped off with an ocean view! It was a bit misty the day I was here and the higher up I got put me into the fog. I enjoyed the workout and beauty this trail offered.

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

Good steep hike, but not too difficult. Beautiful! Amazing forest and ocean views! Was a clear day, would love to come back and hike it in a bit of fog.

hiking
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

I hiked this trail with my dog on Sunday. It was rainy and foggy...and absolutely beautiful! I highly recommend this to any moderate/experienced hiker. The trail is very narrow and pretty steep in places. My legs are still sore! I loved the workout and will definitely go back again when the weather is more clear. I could hear the ocean at various different points along the trail, but couldn't see anything because of the fog and rain clouds.

hiking
Friday, September 25, 2015

Great trail... Very steep... Wish there was a better view at the top.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Great views along the west trail, but the summit was a little disappointing. Too many trees in the way of the ocean view.

hiking
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

This is a fun hike. It is very pretty and wooded with a couple of little brooks crossing the trail. Its an elevation climb of about 1750 feet. If you leave from the designated parking lot along the 101, it's 3 miles to the summit if you go left at the fork about halfway up or 2.5 total if you go right. The summit doesn't provide much of a view, and you can hear the cars on the 101 for the first stretch, but otherwise, it is beautiful, offering amazing views through the trees in a couple of spots.

hiking
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Beautiful hike. I went in June '14 and it was cloudy and misting on us through the dense trees near the top. Not much a view due to all the fog but the journey up and back was gorgeous. There are many switch backs and steep in some stretches, but being that it was cool and only 3 miles up it made it very doable, and worth doing again. We went with an 11 year old and he did great the entire trail. Keep an eye out for salamanders and slugs too!

hiking
Friday, June 21, 2013

Steep, Steep, Steep! Lots of switchbacks to get to the top. Not much of a view, but a great feeling of accomplishment when you are done. 6 miles up and back.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Fun trail if you don't mind walking up hill. After a mile or so the trail forks with two routes that loop around the mountain and meet up at the top. Make sure you take one route up then follow the other down so that you get to see the entire trail. Small grassy meadow at the top makes for a fun place to sit and snack before the decent. As an added bonus at the start of the trail take the right hand spur trail to a fun tunnel under the highway to a creek with a bridge.

hiking
Friday, October 05, 2012

Nice trail mostly under the tree canopy. Not much of a view from the top but still worth the walk.

hiking
2 months ago

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