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Madeline Meredith reviewed Elk Mountain Loop Trail
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HikingGreat!

This was such a beautiful hike! Multiple views on the way up! Easy to extend your hike over to Kings mountain too! Weather was amazing today and so were the views!

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Lilly Glass Akoto reviewed Elk Mountain to King's Mountain Loop
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Doing the loop ccw, Elk to King's, is the way to go for me, especially as a heavier individual. While the incline at Elk was exhausting, trekking over to King was full of interesting surprises. Scrambling, making a way through the rocks and the rope climb was fun for me. I never could have climbed up with the rope so another reason ccw was great for me! I will say, though, that from Elk to King's also seemed like a tease... 4 times I thought i was at the summit but nope... that was harsh :) And, after the King's Mt Summit, trekking back to the trailhead was hard on my knees :( Still so very thankful for AllTrails reviews and the app. Although fairly well marked, needed to check back with the map a few times. Many beautiful views! Will think about doing this again...next year! Lol

The trail was really nice. Almost completely covered the whole time, so it was pretty cold, no sun. The sound of gun fire and ATVs made it hard for me to enjoy myself. Not very peaceful to listen to, it was very loud and throughout most of the hike. I was extremely tired at the end, my legs are going to hurt tomorrow.

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HikingGreat!

Hike was great. A lot of ATV and dirt bikes. Be careful when you cross the roads. (Multiple times if you do the whole loop) and at the university falls trailhead some knuckle heads who can’t read came down the hiking trail on there dirt bikes. So just be alert. The waterfall is awesome and we had it mostly to ourselves

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Myles Grandstaff reviewed Elk Mountain to King's Mountain Loop
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful trails, no snow yet. Went CCW and would do that again. Trail was easy to follow, but I was glad to have the map downloaded because there were a few spots where it wasn’t super clear which path to take for this loop. Started at 7:30 and was the first out, but parking lot was full when I finished up around noon

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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

I opted to begin with King’s Mountain and work my way across to Elk. King’s Mountain is nature’s stair master. Who even needs the gym? Your calves and glutes will be singing within the first mile. I made it about a mile beyond King’s summit and opted to turn around. The recent rain created slippery conditions and required me to crawl down the trail for a large chunk of the journey. Upon seeing the rope dangling over a rocky ledge, I knew that I lacked the skill needed to safely finish the trek. I hope to return at a later date!

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Paul Masciocchi reviewed Elk Mountain to King's Mountain Loop
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HikingMuddyOver grownRockyScramble

11/29/2020 - Started at 7:30AM on a Sunday. An abnormally clear day for the end of November. Only two other cars. Took the advice of others and hiked counter-clockwise. If you’ve read the other reviews, you’re well aware that this is a challenging hike, and I do agree. As an avid hiker covering 20+ miles a week, this one put up a fight. You cover a ~3000 foot accent in under 6 miles and then descend the same feet/distance on the return. It took me 5 hours with water breaks here and there. It wasn’t until Elk Mountain summit that I saw someone hiking the opposite direction, and then several others after that. Hiked with my Staffordshire/Greyhound and he was easily able to handle the terrain. No snow on either summit. Several scrambles with steep inclines. A good pair of boots is extremely helpful. Parking lot was full at 1PM. Really great views, but if you’re going to punish yourself this much, I’d choose several of the Columbia Gorge calf-burners before doing this one again.

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Rachelle Goddin reviewed Bayocean Peninsula
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Hiking

Even though there were lots of cars, it was easy to find somewhere isolated. The main "road" on the east side of the peninsula is busier. I love how many trails cut through to the ocean side, if you take the west trail versus the road, you can walk along the beach as far as you want and then find a trail to cut through and loop back to the parking lot. Very beautiful scenery too, it was an amazing sunset and night hike.

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Candace Moon reviewed Kings Mountain Trail
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Bird WatchingGreat!RockyScramble

BRING POLES & GRIPPY HIKING BOOTS. My Timberland's grips are worn down, & I didn't bring poles, & ended up surfing down loose dirt & rocks, haha. For the short distance, the incline sure does pack a punch! If you're inexperienced, please take your time & arrive early so you're not hiking down in the dark with no light. Beautiful views, birds, plants & fungi! One of the most rewarding hikes in Tillamook!

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RunningGreat!

Challenging hike. Steep inclines and declines. No snow right now! We went clockwise, thinking that the descent after elk mtn peek would not be as steep as the initial ascent, but it was pretty steep with scrambles on the way down. But that made the last 4 miles a breeze. Took us around 6 hours with a couple breaks, and we are decently conditioned (we trail ran for part of the last four miles). Beautiful views! We were lucky to get a clear day.

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Jessica Renteria reviewed Kings Mountain Trail
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HikingRocky

Definitely a work out ! I thought I was a pretty solid hiker but this is by far the most difficult hike I’ve done . Amazing view! Worth it once you make it to the top .

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Jameson . reviewed Kings Mountain Trail
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Hiking

Arrived at 7 am. Clouds at the top but perfect weather. A little windy but gorgeous views. A quick hike that can be a little hard but if you’re an experienced hiker, a great hike to do. It’s short and sweet.

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Alex Miller reviewed Kings Mountain Trail
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Jazzmin Helms reviewed Kings Mountain Trail
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Hiking

Killer workout - STEEP, STEEP, STEEP! There are just a few spots that are regular steep that you learn to really appreciate on this one. It really packs a punch for how short it is - there’s a warning sign at the start for good reason! Beautiful forest & views (I’m sure even better on a clear day). Parking does fill fast as everyone says so get there early!

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Joseph Snyder reviewed Kings Mountain Trail
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Cloudy day. The hike is intense for only being 2.5 miles up the mountain. Poles helped. You'll need some footwear with grip.

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Trail in good shape!

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Fabulous trail with great infrastructure. Bridges and creeks and well marked at every junction. I loved some of the vistas in planted clear cut area.

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Tin P reviewed Kings Mountain Trail
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Mike Bray reviewed Kings Mountain Trail
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I hiked this over Veteran’s Day. STEEP! Like, really steep. It’s a good workout in a really pretty setting. I’m sure the summit has great views if you are lucky enough to time it right. I had cool views of the tops of the clouds. My dog loved this hike, especially running back down!

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Jeffrey Bell reviewed Cape Meares Beach Trail
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