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Saddle Mountain Trail

MODERATE 216 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

Excellent trail with rewarding views at the summit. We went on a clear, sunny day and had views of St. Helens, Rainier, Adams and Mt. Hood. The trail can be very steep at times so I recommend you wear appropriate hiking shoes as well as trekking poles if you have them. I saw a few hikers with tennis shoes on and I think it's a bit dangerous to be honest.

Great trail, took to dog and he loved it. Watch the metal grating in places it's loose and shaped perfect for tripping. Narrow road to trailhead, tons of cars, busy trail.

3 days ago

What a fun hike! Challenging, but not overbearing. The trail is well maintained to handle the abundance of loose rocks. The views at the top are worth it! There's a nice, quiet spot to the right of the summit if you follow the path along the ridge. You can sit amongst a patch of trees and enjoy the view without the usual hustle and bustle

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hiking
4 days ago

Leaving Seaside, we saw the sign for Saddle Mountain and decided to check it out! With a 1 year and 2 dogs in tow, we made it up the trail about a mile before turning around. We took the Humbug Mountain Viewpoint trail on the way back down which gives an amazing view! We will be back again, next time a little more prepared!

7 days ago

Great trail and workout! Going up to the summit was slippery as it was rainy and foggy when I did it. Wear the right shoes!! Unfortunately no view at the summit, but still worth it.

hiking
10 days ago

Great trail, great view, we took a 6 and 8 year old up they did fine.

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25 days ago

this was a cool hike, walked out with some pretty stellar shots. bit hard for someone who isnt regularly active. lots of wind at the top so dress warm! no problem for the dogs at all, took us 3.5 hours start to finish

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Up all the way there, down all the way back. Make sure your shoes have tread and hiking poles could be useful. Pack a snack to enjoy while you take in the scenery at the top!

1 month ago

1 month ago

Nice, moderate hike with beautiful views. The hike becomes somewhat strenuous towards the end, but the summit makes up for it. Really enjoyed this one.