Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the closed section of the Oregon Coast Trail at Cascade Head! Mid-way on the trail near the headwaters of Calkins Creek there remains a grove of six-foot diameter Sitka spruce. TRAIL IS STILL CLOSED 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. Area Status: Open This provides access to Cascade Head Trail #1310 . Keep your eyes peeled for mushrooms. It’s part of the Oregon Coast Trail. Drive Highway 101 north from the junction with Highway 18 (just north of Lincoln City). The hike was beautiful! Siuslaw National Forest Supervisor's Office Cascade Head Hike (TH | <— —> | LOG) Regulations, facilties, etc. Trailhead is located at the beginning of Forest Service Road 1861, on the west side of Highway 101. Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the closed section of the Oregon Coast Trail at Cascade Head! Turn left on Cascade Head Road (Forest Service Road 1861). I recommend driving up to a trail head and starting on the North side, summiting then going down the South side. Find another place to hike. Short and easy, but beautiful views at the end! That is the section that stays open year-round. To reach it: Drive 2.4 miles north of the Salmon River, almost to the summit of Cascade Head. Saw a couple dozen elk in the distance at the lookout. Waldport, Oregon 97394 There are two ways to enjoy this trail but one is only open part of the year. Stay on the trail Last 0.6 miles of trail as well as the Nature Conservancy Trailhead closed from January 1st to July 15th. PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are not permitted on this trail even on leash. Efforts to reopen this section are ramping up and TKO … Continue reading "Cascade Head Rainforest Trail Party" Not accessible year-round. This is a short, easy hike with a big reward. You will need a shuttle car or a nice friend. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until December. 541-563-8400, Hebo Ranger District If you don’t like driving on narrow, windy gravel roads you may want to reconsider or have someone else drive. It’s a 2.7 mile hike to the overlook at Hart’s Cove. The trail was closed for eleven years. January 14, 2019. according to the USDA Forest Services website, this part of the trail is CLOSED Jan 1 - July 15! The upper section of the trail is closed from January 1st to July 15th . 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. 3200 SW Jefferson Way If you want to hike in the area, hike what's called Cascade Head Trail on this app. You will need a shuttle car or a nice friend. Trail is still closed, despite the forest service website stating that it is open. Roads are gravel but fine for cars. 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. Work Description: Trail restoration Keywords: tread, restoration. Great way to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Evidence of logging is plentiful with very large stumps common. That is the section that stays open year-round. Check The Nature Conservancy website to see when and if it opens. If you’d prefer a less crowded, more challenging hike at Cascade Head, instead try the Oregon Coast Trail through the inland rainforest. A 2.3 mile section of trail at Cascade Head (part of the Oregon Coast Trail) has been closed … We were surprised and a little alarmed. Trailhead is a small gravel parking area. - Parking is limited The trail is closed for half of the year to protect these threatened species. Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the closed section of the Oregon Coast Trail at Cascade Head! late night foggy hike, startled a heard of elk that were hidden in the taller than it looked meadow grass. The only issue we had was the drive to it. Easy enough to be fun but definitely a workout! We stopped here on the way to Hart’s cove and ended up staying the afternoon. 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. 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. 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. A 2.3 mile section of trail at Cascade Head (part of the Oregon Coast Trail) has been closed for … There is about 1/2 mile of moderately steep switchbacks at the beginning (and end). Went on Labor Day, wasn’t too crowded. 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. Beautiful views. Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the closed section of the Oregon Coast Trail at Cascade Head! To reach it, drive 2.4 miles north of the Salmon River almost to the summit of Cascade Head. Came across a herd of elk this morning, laying in the grass in the clearing at the end of the trail. 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. Hebo, OR 97122 - seasonal Not difficult, and the view is one of the best on the coast. 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. Highly suggest if you like trees, a good view and an easy outing. You will need a shuttle car or a nice friend. Work Description: Trail restoration Keywords: tread, restoration. 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. Continue approximately 3.5 miles, bearing left when the road forks. The Cascade View Trailhead will accommodate 27 single vehicles Work Description: New trail construction Keywords: tread, restoration. 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. The south half of the Nature Conservancy Trail. At a Glance. 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. Pretty flat at Very muddy so prepare. I recommend driving up to a trail head and starting on the North side, summiting then going down the South side. Very easy. Amazing views. 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. The Cascade Head trail is one of best trails on the central Oregon Coast. ... Cascade Head Trail - South Trailhead. 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. 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. Lots of mosquitos at the viewpoint/summit. 2400 Highway 101 Area Status: Closed This provides access to Cascade Head Trail #1310. This summer for the first time I hiked the Harts Cove Trail bear the North Cascade trailhead. 503-392-5100, TTY for hearing & speech impaired Oregon Relay. Super muddy the first mile or so. Work Description: New trail construction Keywords: tread, restoration. Click for a map of the closure area. 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. Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (Temporarily Closed) 2400 Highway 101 Yachats, Oregon 97498 541-547-3289. The Sitka Spruce-Western Hemlock rain forest here has been studied by foresters since 1934. 1130 Forestry Lane 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. Reedsport, Oregon 97467 2 0 0 2 0 400 2 0 0 No elk were spotted, but there were plenty of elk pies at the top of the hill. The trail’s closed … Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the closed section of the Oregon Coast Trail at Cascade Head! Beautiful hike. Beautiful place! If you want to hike in the area, hike what's called Cascade Head Trail on this app. 541-547-3289, Oregon Dunes Visitor Center This is the shorter version of the famed cascade head hike. Please pick a different trail, don’t be a jerk. Cascade Head - Upper Trail 1 mile / Easy with 160 ft elevation gain Open July 16 - December 31. 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. Lots of elk graze on the upper portion of Cascade Head. You start out in a forest and end in a meadow with a beautiful view of the ocean. - may be a bit crowded depending on the time of week (Wednesday was pretty reasonable) The trail is CLOSED INDEFINITELY due to COVID. A 2.3 mile section of trail at Cascade Head (part of the Oregon Coast Trail) has been closed … 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. Oregon Dunes Visitor Center 855 Highway 101 Reedsport, Oregon 97467 541-271-6000. Not accessible year-round. 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. Respect the closure and find another trail to hike. 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. 541-750-7000, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (Temporarily Closed) I recommend driving up to a trail head and starting on the North side, summiting then going down the South side. Yachats, Oregon 97498 I’m an Oregon transplant, 6 months now, and this is my favorite trail so far. The trail is muddy in spots, and there’s one downed tree, but all in all it’s a very easy hike. 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. Persons using the trail portions listed below are exempt from this closure but MUST STAY ON THE TRAIL. A few caveats: If you're continuing (between July 15th and December 31st), follow the trail eastward on the north side of the ridge. according to the USDA Forest Services website, this part of the trail is CLOSED Jan 1 - July 15! Elaine: Cascade Head. Hart's Cove Trail: Trail closed January 1 - July 15. Pretty amazing. Continue 4 miles bearing left when the road forks. Trail has a forested backdrop with large Sitka spruce, Western hemlock, Douglas fir and Red alder. The Cascade Head Trail it’s one of my favorite Oregon coast hikes. This side is timbered, and it's a completely different hiking experience. This trail closes seasonally from January 1st through July 15th. Corvallis, OR 97331 Forest Service is ticketing. 855 Highway 101 Day use only. 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 Trail Closures Due to Hazardous Conditions Date(s): Nov 13, 2020 Cascade Head Trail (North and South Trailheads) and Cascade Head - Rainforest Trail #1310 are temporarily closed due to hazardous conditions in the area. Folks are still hiking it and going off the trail to give others space, destroying vegetation. Not difficult, and the view is one of the best on the coast. Great hike through beautiful PNW mossy forest to a hillside overlook down the coast. 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. 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. It’s 2.3 miles. 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. 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. 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. Nice workout, mostly uphill with a few level breaks. This trail is less crowded than the other two popular trails in the area – it is entirely inland and has no view points. All offices are currently closed to in-person business. This is the easy way to Cascade Head’s beautiful meadows. 31525 Hwy 22 The trail takes you through the woods to the very top of the headland, a grassy meadow overlooking the sea-stack filled ocean. It wasn’t crowded, which is good because some of it is narrowed path. 541-271-6000, Central Coast Ranger District The trail is CLOSED indefinitely due to COVID19. A 2.3 mile section of trail at Cascade Head (part of the Oregon Coast Trail) has been closed for … I’ve done this trail before, so I knew how nice the view would be on this clear October day. The trail is too narrow to allow people 6ft of distance. After 4 miles, just before a crest, turn left on gravel Cascade Head Road 1861. Be sure to make some noise if you hike alone. This trail is open and allows dogs. Definitely recommend! https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/oregon/cascade-head-scenic-research-area No overnight camping or parking. One very large elk stood and faced me and I slowly backed out of there. 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