Saddle Mountain (Oregon)

Trail hike to Saddle Mountain summit offers superb hiking, abundant mid-spring to mid-summer wildflower photography/viewing, blooms, geology interest, views of four Cascade volcanic peaks and coast. 5.9 miles round-trip and 1600 feet gain.

Geting There

Drive US-26 to 12 miles southeast of Seaside or 64 miles northwest of Portland to the junction near Milepost 10. Turn north onto the road to Saddle Mountain and drive  7 miles to the road's end, parking lot, and trailhead.

On the Trail

Hike the trail to the top of Saddle Mountain, the highest peak in the northern Coast Range, and enjoy the spectacular views. Along the way look for many wildflowers, some that are only found here. Be sure to take the 0.5-mile round trip side trip shortly after leaving the trailhead—it leads to a knoll with a great view of Saddle Mountain.

Notes

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 5.9 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft
  • 3,283 ft
Map
  • USGS Saddle Mountain, OR
  • see Land Manager
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Saddle Mountain (Oregon)

Naturalist Trip
Leisurely wildflower hikes on Saddle Mountain trail (N Coast Range) and Gnat Creek. Expect to
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Sun, May 19, 2024 - Tue, May 21, 2024
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
8 participants 1 leader
Registration opens Mar 10
Seattle Branch
Linda Moore
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  • Saddle Mountain
  • Saddle Mountain State Natural Area
  • Saddle Mountain Trail
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