Saddle Mountain Trail

MODERATE 234 reviews

Saddle Mountain Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Seaside, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1968 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

The highest point in northwest Oregon, this saddle-shaped peak commands a panorama from the ocean to Mount St. Helens. The climb is especially popular in May and June, when wildflowers fill the mountain's meadows with the richest floral display in the Coast Range. The trail starts at an easy pace and begins to zig-zag after about 1 mile. The trail gets progressively steeper and more arduous as it gains height. Just before the saddle it levels out prior to a descent between the two peaks. A steeper trail then takes you to the summit.

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1 day ago

2 days ago

Excellent hike! My first hike in years, hadn't done any cardio recently but was still able to make the hike without any problems!

hiking
2 days ago

Good trail for decent view on a nice day. Lots of flowers and cool rock formations on the way up but exposed at the top. Steep climb near the end. Moderate trail if you are fit but could be considered difficult for some people. If you are fit it will take you longer to get here from
Portland than the time spent on the trail. It took me 1:20 to complete and I was going at a slow walk pace at the bottom.

Do this trail on the way to or from the coast so you get the most value for your drive.

3 days ago

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5 days ago

Awesome views and a great hike. Had to take lots of breaks!

Amazing views and perfectly challenging for such a short hike. My legs were burning. Coming down looks terrifying, but it's actually pretty easy

hiking
16 days ago

Nice and hard, pretty much all up hill. Will have to go back to see the view, it was clouded when I went. Wear good sturdy shoes and be prepared for changing conditions

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

The natural wildflowers are amazing during springtime. My only complaint is that the wire fencing used to pack down the scree is starting to fail in some areas causing major tripping hazards for people or possibly hazardous for dog paws getting caught.

hiking
18 days ago

Especially great on clear days. Most of the trail is reasonably easy with lots of switchbacks.

18 days ago

23 days ago

One of my favorite hikes! Best to do when the sky is clear because the views are amazing!

hiking
24 days ago

Love the view. It was tough getting up with all the incline but I did it. I'm still pretty new to hiking. I would not say this is moderate. I would say it's hard.

Coming down is pretty steep so be careful, wear good comfortable shoes with a nice grip. The small rocks are pretty slippery.

I'd do this again in a few months. View is well worth it.

24 days ago

Great hike! Beautiful views at the top. Will do this one again soon!

hiking
26 days ago

I did this hike on a cold day, but it was still pretty. It was neat to see the ocean from the top!

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