Elk Flats Trail

Distance: 3 Miles RT Hike Type: Out-and-Back Difficulty: Easy Elevation Gain: 616 feet Trail Condition: Narrow, can be muddy, sandy at the end, exposed roots Trail Highlights: Ocean views, turnaround point at Short Sands Beach, forested, Treasure Cove, Devil’s Cauldron viewpoint, Smuggler’s Cove at Short Sands Beach, Kerwin Creek & Short Sand Creek & Blumenthal Creek on the beach, restrooms and picnic tables at Short Sands … Continue reading Elk Flats Trail

Saddle Mountain

Distance: 5 Miles RT (with an option of 5.4 miles RT) Hike Type: Out-and-back Difficulty: Easy Elevation Gain: 1,791’ Trail Condition: Well-maintained, rocky, dirt, narrow at times, exposed, slippery Trail Highlights: One of the highest peaks along the Oregon Coast and northwest of Portland (3,283’), lots of wildflowers, 27ish switchbacks, views of: Oregon Coastal towns (Seaside to Astoria), 5 volcanoes on a clear day (Rainier, Mount … Continue reading Saddle Mountain