HIKES BY AREA: Oregon Coastal Mountains

May 28, 2017

Saddle Mountain

The wildflowers are in full bloom at Saddle Mountain!

May 27, 2017

Gales Creek

Gales Creek is located in Oregon’s Coast Range, just off highway 6. It’s a good place to go for a quick hike that’s not crowded, and a short drive from Portland.

February 15, 2016

Gales Creek Trail

Gales Creek is located just off Highway 6, about 40 minutes from Portland. The trail parallels the creek for most of the hike, going up and down, again and again. 7 miles, 1,200 ft. gain

March 15, 2015

South Gales Creek Trail

Popular with mountain bikers, the Gales Creek trail travels gently up and down the hillsides beside Gales Creek through a coastal rainforest of Douglas fir and red alders, with a thick understory of ferns and oxalis.

June 22, 2013

Saddle Mountain

A heart thumping, calf/quad burner of a workout with spectacular wildflowers on a mountain with views of the Pacific ocean, Columbia River and Mount Rainier to Mount Jefferson.

May 4, 2009

Wilson River Trail

The Wilson River Trail runs along the Wilson River for over 9 miles. We started at the Tillamook Forestry Center and went to Wilson Falls.

June 22, 2008

Elk Creek Trail

The hike in Oregon’s Coastal Range is along Elk Creek and then begins to climb and eventually switchback and end at a junction with the Elk Mountain Trail.

June 15, 2008

Storey Burn Trail

In Oregon’s Coastal Mountain Range, this trail starts at Gales Creek campground in a forest of Alder trees along the creek.

September 1, 2007

Saddle Mountain

From the top of Saddle Mountain are views of Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, Mount Hood and Mount Jefferson to the east and the Pacific Ocean and the Columbia River to the north and west.

August 26, 2007

Gales Creek: Low Divide Trail

We had intended to hike Gales Creek in the Coastal Range and ended up on the Low Divide Trail instead.