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blueBlack Saddle Mountain Trail

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Trail

4.5 mile 7.3 kilometer out and back
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,671' 509 m
Descent: -1,672' -510 m
High: 3,266' 996 m
Low: 1,704' 519 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Bruce Turner

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This is perhaps the best hike on the west coast of Northern Oregon.

Bruce Turner

Features Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly I have seen small children up there, but it would be hard for most.

While open all year, the road to the trailhead can be icy in winter.

Overview

This is a local favorite trail touting fantastic views of the area's volcanoes; on a clear day, expect to see St. Helens, Hood, Rainier, Adams, and Jefferson.

Near the top, expect it to be steep.

Need to Know

Come prepared with a rain jacket—this is the Pacific Northwest after all.

Description

Right from the parking lot, this trail poses an easy start. It winds uphill through forest, eventually breaking out of the trees and into great views, wildflowers in the springtime, and on a clear day, stupendous views of volcanoes and the mouth of the Columbia.

Flora & Fauna

Beautiful wildflowers grow here in the spring.

Contacts

Land Manager: Oregon State Parks

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May 25, 2019
Devin Lee
Rainy as all get-out. No visibility. Chocolate lilies in full bloom. 4mi — 2h 00m
Dec 31, 2018
Jacki Hoard
Beautiful! Upper 40s and BLUE SKYS. Had 10 min. on summit alone! :) Sketchy icy patch in saddle, otherwise mostly dry. Wear lugs for tread on fencing! 4.6mi — 3h 30m
Sep 26, 2018
Eliza G
Sep 1, 2018
Ari S
4.5mi
Jun 24, 2018
william winters
Jun 17, 2018
Kalen Walkington
Jun 15, 2018
Eliza G
Apr 1, 2012
Sarah Butterworth
4.5mi

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  4.6 from 14 votes

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