|Hike Name:||Saddle Mountain Trail|
|Nearby Town:||Seaside, OR|
|Directions:||From Portland, take Highway 26 west for 60 miles, and turn north just before milepost 10 onto Saddle Mountain Road. Go 7 miles on this paved, but bumpy road where it ends at the trailhead.|
|Total Hike Distance:||4.30 miles|
|Hike Type:||In & Out, Backtrack Hike|
|Hike Starts/Ends:||Trail Head|
|Trails Used:||Saddle Mountain Trail|
|Backcountry Water Sources:||None|
|Contact Information:||Saddle Mountain Trail, OR|
|Best Season:||Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Road Conditions:||Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads|
|Hike Summary:||The highest point in northwest Oregon, this saddle-shaped peak commands a panorama from the ocean to Mount St. Helens. The climb is especially popular in May and June, when wildflowers fill the mountain's meadows with the richest floral display in the Coast Range.
The trail starts at an easy pace and begins to zig-zag after about 1 mile. The trail gets progressively steeper and more arduous as it gains height. Just before the saddle it levels out prior to a descent between the two peaks. A steeper trail then takes you to the summit.
If you are up for a little bit of a challenge this hike is very beautiful. there are lots of benches to stop and take breaks and really take in the scenery.
You will definitely feel accomplished after doing this hike.
And just a heads up it is a pretty popular hike be prepared to see other hikers while you are out and about.
Also a year-round hike!