Saddle Mountain Trail

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Saddle Mountain Trail 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 offers a number of activity options 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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32 minutes ago

Hike on Friday, the 17th. Made it 90% of the way (where you leave the trees). Trail was hard to find, whiteout conditions and it looked like a good way to walk off the edge. Prior to stopping, we were in snow 3-4’. Still a beautiful hike!

1 day ago

had to turn back before we reached the trailhead because the road was too slick and icy. we were in a 4wd cross over. many people turned back. Saturday 1/18/20 9am

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blowdown
snow
10 days ago

Only ones on the trail this morning. Snowing hard but trail isn’t icy... we saw cougar tracks about a 1/4 mile away from summit and turned around.

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rocky
12 days ago

Wet hike, trail 2 miles up has a stream that follows the trail for a ways. Almost no tree cover from rain, winds high after leaving tree line.

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16 days ago

Amazing. Best hike I’ve been on so far in Oregon

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blowdown
19 days ago

Steep but worth it. Just a couple of small blown down trees to navigate. The view is just out of this world. Even though the drive over was foggy and wet, by the time we got to the top we could see hood to one side and the pacific to the other

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22 days ago

Great trail, one of the better trails I have taken in Pacific Northwest. Very well maintained, we had to climb just a couple of trees blocked the trail. Tip for photographers: take standard zoom lens, most likely you won’t need super wide or tele. Trail is Steep, make sure you are in good shape and can make 6 miles hikes with 2000 ft gain. That is at least 3 hours hike. Otherwise the views are amazing. You can see 5 cascades mountains from the top, left to right: Rainer, St Helens, Adams, Hood, Jefferson. Highly recommend it if you are in a good shape.

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22 days ago

Beautiful views! Would highly recommend. When it hasn’t rained for a few days, mud is a non-issue. This is a steep hike, especially in the last 0.4 mile to the top!

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muddy
28 days ago

Road to hike was covered in debris from recent storm, but nothing keeping you from from driving. Trail had a downed tree or two, but again just a little duck here and hop there and you're fine! Awesome hike, summited mid morning and it was great took some awesome photos, didn't see much wildlife at all, saw the comment about bugs, didn't see or hear a single one.

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bugs
1 month ago

Great hike. Lots of flies at the very top. We only stayed up there for a few minutes because of the bugs. The views were worth it.

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snow
1 month ago

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1 month ago

this was a fantastic hike. blue sky and snow in some places. I drove 2 hours to hike here so when they said it was closed I asked if I could walk up to the trail head. the guy was super nice. wasn't able to make it to the very top due to ice. the views were beautiful. definitely adding this to my book of favorite hikes.

1 month ago

The road is closed to Saddle Mountain for two weeks - construction started 11/25/19. just a heads up!

hiking
1 month ago

This was a fantastic hike! I had been wanting to do this one for a while and I’m glad I finally made the drive out from Portland to do it on a brisk November day. The first part of the hike is very forested and green, and not too challenging. The last 1/4 mile was definitely tough. Steep inclines to the peak right at the very end. The views were amazing, and I could see Hood, Helens, Adams, and Jefferson very faintly. A great workout and amazing views. It took us roughly 2.5 hours down and back.

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2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful hike! 360 views! It was so sunny and clear out. You could see mountains all the way to Mt. Jefferson and up and down the gorgeous coastline. It was a little windy but felt amazing after getting sweaty hehe make sure to bring lots of water and wear proper shoes!! Not running shoes people HIKING boots

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rocky
2 months ago

Fun hike. Though it was very windy at the top we hardly stayed there long. The parking lot was packed but we didn’t pass too many people until on the way down. Had our two dogs, one of them did not like the wire down to prevent erosion, in case you decide to bring your dog.

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rocky
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Amazing views for miles in all directions at the top

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icy
rocky
2 months ago

Beautiful views on a clear, almost cloudless day. The trail to the summit was well-marked with lots of switchbacks. I encountered ice in a few shady places which required careful footing. The trail was strenuous with a steady incline to the top. Great views of 5 Cascade peaks!

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rocky
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Excellent day for it today, there was some Ice towards the top. All 5 volcanos showed their faces!!! Very steep at times potential trip hazards, bring sufficient water!!!

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