Hike Oregon's Saddle Mountain

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
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Yes!!!

Views of the coast and the sea salt breeze make for one of my favorite memories with my dad.

NOT A BEGINNER TRAIL

I hiked this and I would not say it’s beginner. It’s very steep and the ground is uneven. I slid on the way down on loose rock and clay/dirt and sprained my ankle. If you’re new to hiking or don’t have strong ankles I don’t recommend. But the view is gorgeous!

Beautiful

Beautiful hike! The trees on the way up are gorgeous. I went there last week and there was too much snow to get to the summit unfortunately. Less than a quarter mile away, but a fallen tree and a steep side with lots of snow made it impossible to get over there. Even so, the hike was gorgeous. I’ll definitely come back to make it to the summit!

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