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.
dogs on leash
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.
very windy at the top, but definitely worth it!
Nice and steep, just the way I like it. Grates toward the top are slippery, be careful!
Went up today and there is some new trees crossing the trail turning it into obstacle course. The rocks covered in chicken wire near the summit are a huge slip hazard; I just about ate it a few times on the way down.
Awesome views today! Saw Rainer, St Helens, Adams, Hood and a faint outline of Jefferson!
Slippery when wet. No views cause the weather was bad, looking forward to returning on a clear day. Saw a few deer too
Definitely a fun hike!! It climbed most of the way but it was moderate enough to enjoy the challenge! The views are so so worth it. On a clear day you can see to the ocean, the mouth of the Columbia river, and many of the other peaks around the area. Trails are big enough to go in a group. This trail was so beautiful! I highly recommend.
One of my favorite hikes. Amazing views and moderate to hard. Good workout that's not wasted on a dreary forest. A yearly hike!
This trail is amazing great views it is a little challenging but there are benches for resting. Would deffinately go again.
My 62 year old parents did this hike with me, however it is not for the faint of hearts. Not the easiest hike out there. However, worth the views on a good day and not over populated, it is worth every step.
Best trail I've been on since moving to the PNW. It is rated moderate, but closer to hard than easy, especially if you go all the way to the summit.
Top notch, literally. More then worth the walk/hike/climb. Difficulty increases from beginning to end
great hike, wear good foot wear!