60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland
by Paul Gerald (Menasha Ridge Press)
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We only did the Kings Mountain trail (we did not do the loop). The trail is very steep but well maintained. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. It was a good workout. The view from the top is not great--If you want a better view I would recommend the Saddle Mountain hike.
Beautiful! Not trail for the casual hiker. I went up Elk Creek along the old logging road, about half-way over to King's Mtn and then down Elk Mtn.
I am a day hiker and this was a great trail--maintained and well marked. I hiked to the summit of Kings Mountain and returned. I did not hike to Elk Mountain. The trail does climb so don't be surprised. The day I went it was somewhat cloudy so could not see all the way to the ocean but good views, none the less. Lots of wild flowers still blooming at the summit. I would recommend but it is not for people bothered by the steepness.
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