Saddle Mountain Trail

MODERATE 316 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.

hiking
4 days ago

One of the most beautiful and rewarding hikes I've ever done! Stunning views and landscape from start to finish. Didn't find it that challenging - good, moderate workout. Will definitely be returning again and again! Highly recommend to anyone who is in good shape, and wants a relatively short hike with absolutely stunning scenery and breathtaking views.

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5 days ago

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5 days ago

Gorgeous trail, but I wouldn't consider it a moderate trail.

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7 days ago

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8 days ago

absolutely exhausting, but we'll worth it!

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9 days ago

9 days ago

In no way is this a moderate hike. Consider this a difficult climb.

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12 days ago

Varied terrain, unexpected turns and a hard incline to the summit made for a fun hike. There was a heavy marine layer/clouds and it drizzled most of the time, therefore, no ocean or mountain views. The landscape was eerie but an awesome hike. Still beautiful!

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21 days ago

Best hike I have took in Oregon so far. Got to the trailhead at 7am and had the hike to myself on a Sunday.

hiking
23 days ago

One of my favorite hikes. Leads you through a forest with ample amount of massive trees. Hike was mild until the last .25 ish miles where it led us downhill, walking on a grate due to loose rock, and then up a very, very steep hill to the summit.

Absolutely worth the huffing and puffing at the end. Could see youngs bay, the coast, the mouth of the Columbia river, and much more. Great spot! At the top there is a cute path to the right to walk down. Nice shaded area to put a hammock and relax before heading back down/up then down again.