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Saddle Mountain Trail

MODERATE 332 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
2 days ago

It felt mystical standing at the top with clouds swirling all around me. There were enough breaks to see the grand views. It was cold but felt great. Hiked on 10/11 and clocked 4.75 on my GPS.

hiking
2 days ago

Today was an amazing day for this hike! Clear sky’s and great views.

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

It was cloudy but still beautiful! Would like to go back on a clear day.

hiking
9 days ago

I've hiked this trail 3 times now and every single time it's been too cloudy at the top to see anything.

10 days ago

10 days ago

Really cloudy but it was still beautiful. I'll definitely try it again when the sky is a little more clear.

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Ow.

14 days ago

Great views, easy enough up-hill hike. The erosion prevention is weird to step on.

14 days ago

This is an amazing hike! Very beautiful views. I recommend staying on the fence grating path during the final stretch of the hike. The rocks next to it seem safe but the gravel is actually very slick. I slid on it, and I saw another hiker actually fall.

hiking
15 days ago

Took about an hour to get up to the top, but we could see Mt Rainier, Mt Helena, Mt Adams, Mt Hood,the Columbia River, and the Pacific! Felt like 60 mph wind at the top, but it was worth it

hiking
15 days ago

I can't understand how this is considered a moderate hike....I've run 4 marathons, can withstand hot yoga in 110 degree heat and am an active person overall...this was hard. An absolutely stunning and definitely worth the pain hike, but a challenge no doubt. Moderate doesn't come to mind at all. Maybe my muscles just aren't built for hiking - I'll give that a think.

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hiking
1 month 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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