Hike Oregon's Saddle Mountain

Saddle Mountain Trail

Multiple peaks to pose on up the trail. Relatively easy hike. Incredible, vast views of the surrounding area and Oregon Coastline. View faces south offering the perfect spot to watch sunrise AND sunset. Short 1 1/2 hour drive from Portland, and 20 minute drive to the beach. 5.2 miles roundtrip-1600' elevation gain

Saddle Mountain is a pretty stellar spot if you are looking for a beginner/intermediate hike with incredible views close to Portland. The trail is a 5.2 mile round trip trail with an elevation gain of 1600 ft that starts at the Saddle Mountain Trailhead.

You can actually camp right at the trailhead if you want, camp sites cost around $10 per night. The actual trail is not too steep until you begin ascending the actual peak; however, the trail is interrupted by the frequent waterfalls that trickle down the trail quite a ways so be careful when crossing them wet parts.

DIRECTIONS FROM PORTLAND:

  • From Portland, take US-26 W to the coast
  • After 63 mi, take a sharp right on to Jubilee Rd
  • Jubilee Rd turns into Saddle Mt State Park Rd
  • Continue on this road for around 7 mi until you reach a dead end parking lot which is the trailhead!

Pack List

  • Hiking/athletic shoes
  • Lunch
  • Jacket (depending on the season)
  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Water bottle
  • Cool blanket to wave in the wind or something
  • A good beer
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Activities Chillin, Camping, Photography, Running, Yoga, Hiking, Rock Climbing
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Features
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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Incredible

By far my favorite place to hike. The view is breathtaking and well worth the climb up👌🏼

Beautiful 360 Views

Wildflowers and views galore.

Stellar!

Such a beautiful hike!! Enjoyed all of its challenges.


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