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4 days ago

Pro-tip: show-up early and you'll like have the entire trail to yourself. Ran into tons of newts, so watch your step! This is a quick trail and a fun option on your way to or from the coast, fairly short and sweet.

Hiked this today in the later afternoon. It was lightly snowing at the top which made for a cool experience. I didn’t get to see the epic views due to the clouds/snowing but as I hiked back down it cleared out for a beautiful sunset and you could see the ocean.

hiking
27 days ago

For how popular this hike is I thought it would be over rated but it’s not. Short but steep and starts that way almost from the get go. Gorgeous view of route 26 fog early in the mornings looking east. Advice is to take the quick humbug trail for excellent views of this. The trail at times can have some mild flowing water in spots but easily avoidable. Views abound after the half way point allowing easy viewing of the coast and many peaks in all directions. Dress warm at the top. Wind likes to funnel up the range.

Quite a difficult hike but worth it! Very beautiful forest.

Bring hiking poles or Yak Tracks in winter. Could be very slippery and possibly dangerous. Very populated but is a beautiful hike. Can get up high above the trees for a substantial portion of the hike and can see the Tillamook forest, the coast, and the three big volcanoes of the area. This is a very beautiful hike, well worth it. Have fun.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a fun hard hike. There are some slippery places on the trail because they laid down metal mesh to try and stop trail erosion but with good shoes and being careful it shouldn't be to bad. Some amazing views even on a cloudy rainy day.

Great trail and views. Bring water for yourself and your dogs. If you do bring a dog be aware of there padded feet and the wires on the trail. I helped a 90lbs lab down the hill that had tore her pads.

Too smoggy today. Can’t see the coast line and mountains. Trail is very treacherous, lots of small rocks like marbles.

beginning of trail: about 1ish miles in, it's not to bad..but after that it gets steeper. lots of little rocks, luckily chicken wire is used over most of that part. I used this app to record the hike and it ended up 5miles, we didn't werv into any other place.
when you think you got there ..you haven't. you will know. it's beautiful! do it!
the photo above is from a different angle..than from staying on the trail.

This trail so super steep but so super rewarding. spectacular views. great work out. deffently a do again. some hands needed. strongly recommend poles.

This is a great trail on a clear day. The views at the top are really beautiful. There is loose rock at some points along the trail but overall it wasn’t too bad. Be careful going downhill. Took a little over 3 hrs to complete round trip.

Awesome hike to this Clatsop County high point. On a clear day you can see Mt. Rainer, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, Nehalem Bay, the PacificOcean and the mouth of the Columbia River.

This is not so much a trail as it is just walking on a logging road. The road gate was closed so there wasn’t much traffic near the gate, but we did have multiple vehicles pass us with hunters as we got further on the road. There was some really good views and we did have the place mostly to ourselves.

Lovely hike! Definitely agree that the lake is more of a pond. A little muddy in parts and might be difficult in the rain.

Great hike. Worried about the “private” sign and gate at the trail head, but it was for motor vehicles, so no issue. Steady 2.5 mile up hill (with a few sharper inclines) to the Point. WELL worth the effort, fantastic views and... silence! We branched off on the way down and using the map hunted for and found a logging track that looped around back to the main trail. We were able to extend the walk to 6.9 miles. Really enjoyed it!

Amazing hike. Amazing views. Love burning calories on this trail!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous hike with amazing views of the Columbia River, the coast line, and five major mountain peaks on a clear day. It's mostly forested and easy the first half and exposed, steep, and rocky the second half.

Be sure to take the .2-mile spur to Humbug for more gorgeous views. This hike is easy enough if you're fit, but don't let it fool you, because it can also be treachorous. I strongly recommend good hiking boots with tread and hiking poles. The second half is steep with loose rock and wire fencing embedded in the ground that can be slippery without proper footwear. Even though it's short, be sure to take your ten essentials and enough food and water in case you're stuck with an injury. It's easy enough for the strongest hikers to sprain or break an ankle.

on Saddle Mountain Trail

2 months ago

Well worth the hike. Definitely not easy, but I’m no expert hiker and did fine.

hiking
2 months ago

Well worth the trip - easy drive up. 90% uphill on the way up so a pretty easy way down! Super windy at the top but the views were some of the best I've ever seen. a few picnic tables spread through out to bring some snacks and rest up! Low traffic end of September

I feel so blessed to have been on the top of this mountain on a clear day. We saw Mt Ranier, Mt St Helen’s, Mt Adams, Mt Hood, and Mt Jefferson. We stayed at the summit exploring and taking pictures for a good hour and completed this hike in 3 hours including that time on top The chicken wire on the trail helps with footing. This is a must do hike. You see the ocean and the snow capped mountains

Great trail. If you want to beat the crowd show up by 8

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome hike!!! Little sketchy on parts with mesh fencing put down on the trail, but overall pretty well maintained. Great views at the top!!!

Fun trail. Strong climb. Well identified and guarded. Sturdy boots recommended and poles for those not-so-sure footed. Saw all 5 mountains at the top with even some high altitude cloud cover. The last third feels like you are in Scotland or Wales scenery wise.

Very pretty and, at times, slippery trail. He found three newts and a father and son caught a salamander in the lake. Great family hike!

hiking
2 months ago

I never get tired of this trail, it changes with the seasons. The Vine Maple is turning red now and there are a few wildflowers still blooming.

hiking
2 months ago

For a half-day fun near Seaside/Portland area, definitely do this hike. I did it with my partner, middle September and there were maybe five couples and a few solo hikers we encountered.

To get to the parking, it is 7 miles of long and windy, but well paved roads.

The hike is beautiful with the hardest part being the incline at the end. It is slightly deceiving because you hike up one mountain to view people at the top of the real peak. But at the top it is an unbelieveable site with ocean view, the state of Washington, and the mountains of northeastern Oregon.

Wore sneakers with good traction, did not need full hiking gear.

Side note, there are picnic tables scattered throughout so could just be a fun picnic hike as well.

on Soapstone Lake Trail

2 months ago

Well maintained trail. Definitely slippery on some of the inclines of you hike in the rain. Not overcrowded. Great for dogs on leash. Inclines/declines can be difficult for people with stability issues, otherwise a lovely, easy trail!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

pretty muddy spots and trail is hard to find in spots. sure could use some maintenance as we had to climb over large fallen trees and disintegrating boardwalks. We combined it with the trail down from the Ecola viewpoint. that trail was washed out near the end and we had to figure out how to get to the beach. However, with all of that it was a wonderful hike and highly recommended. did it on Sept 8, 2018.

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