Saddle Mountain Trail

MODERATE 184 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.

4.3 miles 1968 feet Out & Back

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trail running

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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
39 minutes ago

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!

hiking
3 days ago

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.

9 days ago

Awesome views today! Saw Rainer, St Helens, Adams, Hood and a faint outline of Jefferson!

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9 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Slippery when wet. No views cause the weather was bad, looking forward to returning on a clear day. Saw a few deer too

hiking
16 days ago

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.

16 days ago

1 month ago

One of my favorite hikes. Amazing views and moderate to hard. Good workout that's not wasted on a dreary forest. A yearly hike!

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4 months ago

This trail is amazing great views it is a little challenging but there are benches for resting. Would deffinately go again.

backpacking
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5 months ago

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.

5 months ago

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.

hiking
5 months ago

Top notch, literally. More then worth the walk/hike/climb. Difficulty increases from beginning to end

6 months ago

great hike, wear good foot wear!