855 Highway 101 There are a couple ways to do this trail so do your research, and know that one of them is usually closed some of the year. https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/oregon/cascade-head-scenic-research-area This trail runs north to south within the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area. Great hike through beautiful PNW mossy forest to a hillside overlook down the coast. There are two ways to enjoy this trail but one is only open part of the year. Very easy. I recommend driving up to a trail head and starting on the North side, summiting then going down the South side. All offices are currently closed to in-person business. Beautiful hike. The only issue we had was the drive to it. late night foggy hike, startled a heard of elk that were hidden in the taller than it looked meadow grass. Trail is still closed, despite the forest service website stating that it is open. If you're continuing (between July 15th and December 31st), follow the trail eastward on the north side of the ridge. Forest Service is ticketing. January 14, 2019. according to the USDA Forest Services website, this part of the trail is CLOSED Jan 1 - July 15! A 2.3 mile section of trail at Cascade Head (part of the Oregon Coast Trail) has been closed for … Day use only. Sitka Sedge State Natural Area Loop [CLOSED], Cascade Head via Nature Conservancy Trail [CLOSED], https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/oregon/cascade-head, Clay Myers State Natural Area at Whalen Island. That is the section that stays open year-round. Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the closed section of the Oregon Coast Trail at Cascade Head! Pretty amazing. Definitely recommend! Nice workout, mostly uphill with a few level breaks. If you want to hike in the area, hike what's called Cascade Head Trail on this app. Not accessible year-round. You go up Cascade Head from the south, on the Lincoln City side, and up on the top, there’s a US Forest Service road, and we’re working on the north side of it. Access from Cascade Head Trail - South Trailhead, Forest Service Home | USDA.gov | recreation.gov | Recreation Customer Service Standards | USA.gov | Whitehouse.gov, Plug-Ins | FOIA | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Important Notices | Information Quality, South TH – 60 feet; North TH - 640 feet; Forest Service Road 1861 - 752 feet, https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/siuslaw/recarea/?recid=42719, Recreation Day Use Pass Now Available for Online Purchase/Print at Home. No fees Stay on the trail Trailhead closed from January 1st to July 15th; this includes the first 0.6 miles of trail inside the Siuslaw National Forest PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are not permitted on this trail even on leash. Access to the Cascade Head Trail is via forest road 1861, from the Cascade Head trailhead. Cascade Head Trail #1310 runs north to south within the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area. Respect the closure and find another trail to hike. Click for a map of the closure area. Operational Hours: Seasonal Closure: The following areas are closed from January 1-July 15: Hart's Cove Trail #1303 and Cascade Head Trail - North Trailhead. - may be a bit crowded depending on the time of week (Wednesday was pretty reasonable) Amazing views. The south half of the Nature Conservancy Trail. The Sitka Spruce-Western Hemlock rain forest here has been studied by foresters since 1934. The Harts Cove Trail starts out by switchbacking downhill through a young coastal forest, where very little light reaches the forest floor and undergrowth is sparse. The trail is CLOSED indefinitely due to COVID19. Not accessible year-round. Highly suggest if you like trees, a good view and an easy outing. Mid-way on the trail near the headwaters of Calkins Creek there remains a grove of six-foot diameter Sitka spruce. I recommend driving up to a trail head and starting on the North side, summiting then going down the South side. The trail’s closed … This is a short, easy hike with a big reward. The last 0.6 miles of trail as well as the Nature Conservancy Trailhead, all in the Siuslaw National Forest, are closed from January 1st to July 15th. Efforts to reopen this section are ramping up and TKO … Continue reading "Cascade Head Rainforest Trail Party" A 2.3 mile section of trail at Cascade Head (part of the Oregon Coast Trail) has been closed … You start out in a forest and end in a meadow with a beautiful view of the ocean. The upper trail (a more level 1-mile hike to the upper viewpoint) is closed by the U.S. Forest Service from January 1 to July 15. I’ve done this trail before, so I knew how nice the view would be on this clear October day. If you want to hike in the area, check out our listing for the Cascade Head Trail https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/oregon/cascade-head it is open year round. It wasn’t crowded, which is good because some of it is narrowed path. Came across a herd of elk this morning, laying in the grass in the clearing at the end of the trail. This side is timbered, and it's a completely different hiking experience. Work Description: New trail construction Keywords: tread, restoration. The trail takes you through the woods to the very top of the headland, a grassy meadow overlooking the sea-stack filled ocean. Saw a couple dozen elk in the distance at the lookout. To find this path from the junction of Highways 101 and 18 (just north of Lincoln City) drive 1 mile north on Highway 101, turn left at Three Rocks Road, and immediately park by a trail sign on the right. 541-547-3289, Oregon Dunes Visitor Center No overnight camping or parking. Hart's Cove Trail: Trail closed January 1 - July 15. Check The Nature Conservancy website to see when and if it opens. - seasonal That is the section that stays open year-round. It’s a 2.7 mile hike to the overlook at Hart’s Cove. This is the easy way to Cascade Head’s beautiful meadows. Be sure to make some noise if you hike alone. You will need a shuttle car or a nice friend. While those trails have been closed since March 23, Cascade Head Forest Service Road 1861, closed Jan. 1 to July 15, is open, as is Hart’s Cove Trail. Cascade Head Hike (TH | <— —> | LOG) Regulations, facilties, etc. It’s 2.3 miles. We stopped here on the way to Hart’s cove and ended up staying the afternoon. To reach it: Drive 2.4 miles north of the Salmon River, almost to the summit of Cascade Head. If you want to hike in the area, hike what's called Cascade Head Trail on this app. This trail closes seasonally from January 1st through July 15th. At a Glance. The trail is closed for half of the year to protect these threatened species. Super muddy the first mile or so. ... Cascade Head Trail - South Trailhead. 31525 Hwy 22 Please pick a different trail, don’t be a jerk. Yachats, Oregon 97498 Beautiful place! Work Description: Trail restoration Keywords: tread, restoration. Lots of elk graze on the upper portion of Cascade Head. If you’d prefer a less crowded, more challenging hike at Cascade Head, instead try the Oregon Coast Trail through the inland rainforest. 541-750-7000, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (Temporarily Closed) I’m an Oregon transplant, 6 months now, and this is my favorite trail so far. Stay on the trail Last 0.6 miles of trail as well as the Nature Conservancy Trailhead closed from January 1st to July 15th. 1130 Forestry Lane The road, 4.5 miles past Highway 18 off Highway 101 north of Lincoln City, is a surprisingly well-maintained gravel road through the forest. Find another place to hike. A 2.3 mile section of trail at Cascade Head (part of the Oregon Coast Trail) has been closed … This summer for the first time I hiked the Harts Cove Trail bear the North Cascade trailhead. Folks are still hiking it and going off the trail to give others space, destroying vegetation. Corvallis, OR 97331 The trail is too narrow to allow people 6ft of distance. Roads are gravel but fine for cars. Keep your eyes peeled for mushrooms. Work Description: Trail restoration Keywords: tread, restoration. 541-563-8400, Hebo Ranger District A 2.3 mile section of trail at Cascade Head (part of the Oregon Coast Trail) has been closed for 11 years following major storm damage. Hebo, OR 97122 Cascade Head on the Oregon Coast sits a top a 270 acre preserve protected by the Nature Conservancy and is a National Scenic Research Area and a United Nations Biosphere Reserve. The Nature Conservancy Trail is provides excellent views of the Oregon Coast from Cascade Head and is roughly 3 miles from the lower trailhead at Knight Park to the upper trailhead. The hike was beautiful! 503-392-5100, TTY for hearing & speech impaired Oregon Relay. Siuslaw National Forest Supervisor's Office It’s part of the Oregon Coast Trail. You will need a shuttle car or a nice friend. TRAIL IS STILL CLOSED Cascade View Trailhead Project This site is the location of the Cascade View Trailhead, which will provide access to pedestrian, equestrian and mountain bike trails planned for the portion of the Cline Buttes Recreation Area east of Barr Road and west of Cline Falls Highway. Great way to celebrate my husband’s birthday. This trail is less crowded than the other two popular trails in the area – it is entirely inland and has no view points. Oregon Dunes Visitor Center 855 Highway 101 Reedsport, Oregon 97467 541-271-6000. Reedsport, Oregon 97467 One very large elk stood and faced me and I slowly backed out of there. I’m excited to see it in all 4 seasons! Continuing the traverse, pass above a mossy spruce-shaded seep, leaving the old growth and making a generally level traverse to reach the Cascade Head North Trailhead at FR 1861. Went on Labor Day, wasn’t too crowded. Not difficult, and the view is one of the best on the coast. Turn left on Cascade Head Road (Forest Service Road 1861). There are a couple ways to do this trail so do your research, and know that one of them is usually closed some of the year. No elk were spotted, but there were plenty of elk pies at the top of the hill. Geology: As at most coastal headlands between Astoria and Newport, the massive basalt forming Cascade Head is the tip of a 300-mile-long Columbia River basalt lava flow that erupted near Idaho about 15 million years ago and puddled up at the seashore here. Pretty flat at Very muddy so prepare. From July 16 to Dec. 31, the gate allowing access onto Forest Service Road 1861 is open and the public can access the upper trailhead of the Nature Conservancy’s Cascade Head Trail. You will need a shuttle car or a nice friend. There is about 1/2 mile of moderately steep switchbacks at the beginning (and end). Not difficult, and the view is one of the best on the coast. Trailhead is a small gravel parking area. The Cascade Head trail is one of best trails on the central Oregon Coast. 541-271-6000, Central Coast Ranger District If you don’t like driving on narrow, windy gravel roads you may want to reconsider or have someone else drive. Not difficult, and the view is one of the best on the coast. The Cascade Head Trail it’s one of my favorite Oregon coast hikes. A few caveats: The trail is CLOSED INDEFINITELY due to COVID. Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the closed section of the Oregon Coast Trail at Cascade Head! I recommend driving up to a trail head and starting on the North side, summiting then going down the South side. Continue 4 miles bearing left when the road forks. After 4 miles, just before a crest, turn left on gravel Cascade Head Road 1861. Cascade Head is a headland that encompasses three different trail heads linking you to overlooks, cliffs, ocean views and even a place to view seals. Cascade Head via Nature Conservancy Trail [CLOSED] is a 4.2 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Neskowin, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. Trail has a forested backdrop with large Sitka spruce, Western hemlock, Douglas fir and Red alder. Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the closed section of the Oregon Coast Trail at Cascade Head! There are a couple ways to do this trail so do your research, and know that one of them is usually closed some of the year. To reach it, drive 2.4 miles north of the Salmon River almost to the summit of Cascade Head. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until December. There are three trailheads in this park, in which two of them are closed from January to mid July due to protection of wildife, the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly. We were surprised and a little alarmed. The trail was closed for eleven years. The trail is closed seasonally from January 1 - July 15. this trail is open year round-however the upper access road to the upper trailhead is closed with those seasonal dates. A 2.3 mile section of trail at Cascade Head (part of the Oregon Coast Trail) has been closed for … The upper section of the trail is closed from January 1st to July 15th . 2 0 0 2 0 400 2 0 0 Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (Temporarily Closed) 2400 Highway 101 Yachats, Oregon 97498 541-547-3289. You can start at near the mouth of the Salmon... We started our hike in the Knight's County Park and went to the lower lookout. Persons using the trail portions listed below are exempt from this closure but MUST STAY ON THE TRAIL. Beautiful views. Lots of mosquitos at the viewpoint/summit. Area Status: Open This provides access to Cascade Head Trail #1310 . This trail is open and allows dogs. As a result, two of the trailheads are closed for six months of each year, pets are banned, and hikers are urged to stay on existing trails. The upper trail which provides a more level one-mile hike to the upper viewpoint is closed by the Forest Service from January 1 to July 15. Cascade Head - Upper Trail 1 mile / Easy with 160 ft elevation gain Open July 16 - December 31. Evidence of logging is plentiful with very large stumps common. Drive Highway 101 north from the junction with Highway 18 (just north of Lincoln City). 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