Saddle Mountain Trail [CLOSED] is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Seaside, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,791 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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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.

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10 days ago

Amazing hike but currently closed, went there on 5/10 and it was gated off

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14 days ago

I’ve hiked this trail three times and never get tired of the view at the end. Great combination of ups, downs, climbing and exploring opportunities. One of my favorite hikes. A bit tiring but worth the hard work!

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19 days ago

Hiked this in July ‘19 - covered in some areas but not in others so can get pretty hot. Some tough hills but well worth it for the view!

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1 month ago

Went there on 4/6 and was closed due to COVID-19

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1 month ago

Rating this low because trail is super busy. Go early to avoid crowds. Trail is very easy with a bit of a climb at the end. I parked down the road to add mileage to this run. Views are pretty at the top.

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2 months ago

This one is a must. It’s not too bad, but you are going straight up, especially the end. On top, there is a rail because it’s a straight drop off on all sides. It can be windy so be prepared. The views of the Coast Range and the Oregon Coast beaches is staggering.

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2 months ago

Trail is not open right now, drove out and the gate was closed. I’m assuming due to corona. The surrounding area is beautiful though.

2 months ago

Pretty basic hike, folks. 5 just cause I love Oregon. I’ve done it in the heat of the summer and in the snow. The hike itself isn’t much if you want a challenge. If you’re a runner or at lease someone whose in halfway decent shape it’s a cruise. I’ve seen some pretty sweet views though, also it can be cloudy and you see nothing. During the summer the mosquitos are real at the top. Try something else if you want a challenge

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2 months ago

When they say “hard” they mean it! Over 2 miles up hill with the last half a mile being the hardest! Well worth the work though!

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2 months ago

Nice hike but very crowded.

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2 months ago

I chose this trail as my first of the season, and it's a leg burner. But the views at the end are absolutely worth it. on a clear day you can see the coast, and mountain peaks in the distance. 10/10 would do again. If you like to avoid crowds, I'd get here early. By midday it was pretty crowded. It's a bit of a scramble in some areas, but there's wire mesh that really helps out.

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2 months ago

Great day for a hike, trail was mostly dry. Loads and loads of people

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2 months ago

Great trail, heavily traveled, good footwear (not tennis shoes) should be worn great views!

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2 months ago

3/17/20. Absolutely beautiful day, no snow or ice. Very rocky, definitely be difficult for those with bad knees or ankles. Many people out today, but still felt completely alone. Trail is well maintained and I'm thankful for the wire mesh to help with traction. Definitely a dog friendly trail, but all dogs today were off leash. Mixed feelings about that, but this trail is not for my dog as she had crucial ligament sugery and there's too much scramble and high step ups to navigate. So glad I left her home for both reasons. I DID pack out 5 bags of dog waste that people left on the trail..That is not how this works folks...All in all such a beautiful hike and would do many times again.

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2 months ago

Got engaged at the top in the sleet and fog. On sunny days, its a great hike.

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2 months ago

Very icy on some parts of the trail, would seriously advise to wear good hiking shoes or even crampons (if you happen to own a pair) and a warm jacket. This hike is also longer than a 4.5 miles. I got 5 miles. There was A LOT of people on this trail. Would recommend arriving before noon.

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