Saddle Mountain

Location: near Seaside, Oregon Level: moderate Round trip/Gain: 5.2 miles/1600 ft Type: out-and-back Permit: n/a One maaaaajorly notable thing: TRAFFIC. I left Portland at 8am, and the traffic was stop-and-go there and back for many miles. I think I spent about 4.5 hours in the car round trip. If you’re in or around Portland, it’s […]

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Neahkahnie Mountain

Level: Easy  (Beginner Level: Challenging.) Length: 3 miles Elevation: 900 ft. gain Type: out and back Open: all year Permit: n/a Drive time from Portland: 1h50m Google map: n/a, the trailhead that comes up on google isn’t one I did. See below.

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Cape Lookout

Level: Easy  (Beginner Level: Challenging.) Length: 4.8 miles Elevation: 400* ft. gain Type: out and back Open: all year Permit: n/a Drive time from Portland: 1h40m Google map: “Cape Lookout Trailhead”

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Cascade Head

Level: Moderate (from lower trailhead) Length: 4.2 miles Elevation: 1,200 ft. gain Type: out and back Open: all year Permit: n/a Dogs not allowed Drive time from Portland: 2 hours Google map: “Knight County Park” Features: Siuslaw National Forest, Pacific Ocean, Oregon coast, VIEWS Pair with: Drift Creek Falls, coastal adventures near Lincoln City

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Drift Creek Falls

Level: Easy (Beginner Level: Doable) Length: 3 miles Elevation: 400-500 ft. gain Type: out and back Open: all year Permit: Northwest Forest Pass, or $5 Drive time from Portland: 2 hours Google map: “Drift Creek Falls Trail” Features: Siuslaw National Forest, waterfall, huge suspension bridge Pair with: any of the Cascade Head trails, coastal adventures near […]

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Travel Journal March 2 – 6, 2016

Locations: Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in California, the Oregon Coast via 101-N from Brookings to Cannon Beach, Boardman Corridor, Alfred A. Loeb State Park, Gold Beach, Port Orford, Bandon, Coos Bay, Sunset Bay State Park, Florence, Yachats, Beverly Beach, Newport, Lincoln City, Tillamook Cheese Factory, Cape Kiwanda, Cape Lookout, Hug Point

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