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Saddle Mountain Trail

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 4.6 (24) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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4.5

Miles

7.3

KM

Out and Back

3,266' 996 m

High

1,704' 519 m

Low

1,671' 509 m

Up

1,672' 510 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Leashed

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

Shared By:

Bruce Turner

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  4.6 from 24 votes

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Saddle Mountain Trail
Jun 2, 2019 near Seaside, OR
The last bit of the hike is TOUGH!
Jun 2, 2019 near Seaside, OR
View from Saddleback Mountain
Mar 18, 2019 near Seaside, OR
Saddleback Mountain
Mar 18, 2019 near Seaside, OR

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Mar 20, 2020
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Feb 8, 2020
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Dec 27, 2019
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Nov 1, 2019
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9h 50m
Oct 6, 2019
Matt Waldo
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Aug 12, 2019
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Jul 16, 2019
Tanya Scheibe-Mirek
Jul 8, 2019
Caro Dionne
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