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Saddle Mountain Trail

Seaside, Oregon

4.7/5
based on 14 reviews

Details

Distance

4.59 miles

Elevation Gain

1644 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

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.

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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Features

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

Reviews

Get ready for some up hill hiking. Views and accomplishment worth it! Lots of dogs and hikers.

The elevation gain for this hike is something like 1,640 feet over the first 2.5 miles, which makes it a great hike to get your heart pumping! In the cooler seasons, the wind can be a bit harsh and the trail can be a little slick near the top. A word of warning - if you feel tempted to drive even kind of sort of fast down the hill on the way out of the park, just remember those potholes you passed on the way up. They're really good at jumping out at cars and leaving them with flat tires.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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