Kings Mountain Trail

HARD 137 reviews
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Kings Mountain Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tillamook, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2516 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

snow

A steep and demanding trail that takes you up above Tillamook forest, providing spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and opening up to nearby Elk Mountain or other trails.

hiking
3 days ago

I would rate this as hard but I was not dying at the top. It is a steady incline though with some spots being more steep than others. There are lots of trails at this one spot. King Mnt is said to be 2.5 miles up but my phone app said it was longer. There is also Elk Mnt that is 3.8 miles (we did not go there). Nice views at the top

hiking
4 days ago

UP. Trekking poles help.

hiking
7 days ago

My wife and I did this trail and loved it. It is demanding but it’s well worth it! We did this hike a week ago and it was just starting to snow.

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

2-3 inches of snow at the top, just fyi.

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Great hike! It’s all uphill, but the view is worth it.

trail running
27 days ago

As others mentioned this is a very steep out and back which is runnable but requires scrambling on occasion, not only because of some scattered rock features, but also the steep grade. The majority of the hike is deep in woods and you don't get the view to the end but the view was worth it.

hiking
28 days ago

Very challenging. Did it solo, probably should have brought friend in case my ankles snapped on the way down. Bring hiking poles!
Found an old man, nearby 75 near the top by himself (no hiking poles, friggin badass) asked me if I was looking for mushrooms. No lie, the only person I saw all day - so bizarre. He basically vanished soon after conversation never saw him again. 5 minutes into hike took my breath away - magical scenery. Getting to the top was difficult but worth it if you want to yell at the Gods at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely a difficult hike! Went on a Tuesday (11/3) afternoon and only ran into two people. It was a little rainy and cold, and there was snow at the top of the mountain so be prepared for this! The climb down was tricky because of all the slush due to the snow. Other than that, the tree cover kept the trail nice and clear -- there was only a tiny muddy patch.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike with my child on my back. This is a very challenging hike first for the elevation gain and second for the rocks and roots in the trail. We had a great workout. Be careful coming down. Can’t say much for the views because it was so overcast when we went.

hiking
1 month ago

Very steep and challenging. Started at the campgrounds which added an extra 6-7 miles to the out and back. Views made it well worth it. Definitely be careful descending - it can get really slippery!

1 month ago

Great hike. Take your time on the ascent. Views are worth it. Do the loop with elk if you're feeling good.

hiking
1 month ago

Very challenging and steep, but beautiful views up top in the morning with the clouds starting to break up.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

no joke. steep, shaded, beautiful! Mt hood was visible from the summit.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Very challenging, uphill almost the entire hike, but was worth it for the views at the top!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago