Explore the most popular trails near Astoria with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Astoria, Oregon Map

Great forested hike including a grand tree. The destination provides a stunning view of the surrounding area including Saddle Mountain.

2 months ago

Nice trail, good place to stop on your way to Astoria. Not crowded for a weekend, did the whole trail and there were only seven other hikers. There were a few red and blue huckleberries.

This was a gorgeous hike. I just moved to this area from a very flat area of Texas, so some of the inclines were a little difficult for me, but mostly it was a fun and easy hike. I will definitely go back as there were many trails off the main one that I would like to explore.

The hike was so spectacular and the views were so stunning! Bring good shoes and a lot of water!

This hike was insanely beautiful.

This was a nice easy trail for family and I. My 3 and half year old was able to hike the majority of the trail while holding a grownups hand. It’s convenient to get to, you quickly feel like you are outside the city and the views from the column are amazing on a clear day.

3 months ago

We completed this hike with 4 kids (two 9 yr olds, 7, and 6 yr old) and it was great! Not too much elevation gain, lots of beautiful scenery including the creek and waterfalls, and no mud! The fish hatchery was a great resting place and the kids loved being able to feed the fish. We would definitely do this hike again!

4 months ago

We completed this trail on 5/20/18. It was a perfect day to complete the hike as there was a nice breeze and little sun. We started at the lower trail adding an additional 2.5 miles. This hike is a little strenuous so be prepared.

trail running
4 months ago

Honestly, this trail is really amazing. While it may be an easy hike, it truly is a gem in Astoria. You can climb all the way up to the Astoria Column, or you can explore the various branch points in the trail. There are a few perpetually muddy spots, but they are easy to navigate around. I run this trail many times a week, and it never gets old. There are also edible oyster mushrooms hidden throughout! Great outdoor adventure for the young and old alike!

6 months ago

Great hike, easy to find, some hills, beautiful scenery, only saw 2other people before we hit the fish hatchery. Went early March , still some muddy spots, looking forward to doing it again in summer.

Beautiful January day. Trail was a bit muddy but worth the hike.

great trail. there are a few trails off the main one that can distract you, but the main trees is well marked

Great short walks to see some highlights in Astoria

Friday, September 15, 2017

The scenery is amazing and would do it over again in a heart beat

Sunday, September 03, 2017




Thursday, July 27, 2017

Neat hike to the top to see the Astoria column. Also a way to save the $5.00 parking fee! Steep incline with many tree roots. We hiked this and then did the 164 stairs to the top of column. Beautiful views.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

This hike tracked longer than stated, 7.2 mile. Great hike, but not all that easy. Children may struggle with the elevation change if you hike all the way to the end.
Great for trail running on the decent.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Nice hike, mud isn't too bad and easy to avoid. The tree is neat and the column is really cool. Worth it to go to the top but can get crowded

Monday, June 26, 2017

Easy hike but the map at the trailhead says the trip will be longer than it is. Climb the column at the top when you get there.

Monday, May 29, 2017

couple muddy spots but not bad at all

Very muddy appears motorcycles have been riding it also, very rutted out

extremely muddy except for a few months out of the year

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Good running trail

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Great spot for a short hike lots of beautiful scenery sights and sounds

Sunday, January 22, 2017

It's a short muddy walk in the winter.

Monday, January 16, 2017

I took my 2 and 4 year old from the top by Astoria column to the tree and back up they loved it!! Would definitely recommend this to people with small kids.

trail running
Friday, December 23, 2016

The Gnat Creek Trail is the greatest resource for trail running on Highway 30, and perhaps in all of northwest Oregon! Awesome curves, hills, and forest; runnable year-round; solitude and inspiration await you! Try it, you'll love it! I do!!!

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