Hike Oregon's Saddle Mountain

Saddle Mountain Trail - Search Nearby - Added by Erik Sanders

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!

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Rock Climbing
Chillin
Camping
Photography
Running
Yoga
Hiking
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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Buxton, Oregon

Camping at a oasis in nature

From $25/night

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South Bend, Washington

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Amazing

Easily the best hike I've done yet (although I've only recently started hiking). Beautiful fog for the first mile and a half which cleared and made it a little warm. First 2-ish miles aren't too bad but once you get to climbing the peak, it gets pretty tough, but oh so worth it. Totally gorgeous.

Amazing hike!

Somewhat challenging, but well worth every step. Incredible views!

Go Do This Hike Right Now

Probably one of the best hikes I've ever done. 360 panoramic views from the summit and absolutely fantastic windflowers in June. Pretty tough, especially the final stretch, but very rewarding.