Cascade Head

Lincoln City, Oregon

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This route takes you on a trek through the Cascade Head National Scenic Research Area, which harbors one of the six remaining populations of the threatened Oregon silverspot butterfly and rare wildflowers. You’ll take a journey through coastal forest where you may see Roosevelt elk or black-tail deer and then arrive on the top of the open, windy summit of Cascade Head. Trail surface: Dirt path, wood-chip path, wood ramps, wooden bridges, and stairs.
Hiking the Oregon Coast

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Hiking the Oregon Coast

by Lizann Dunegan (Falcon Guides)

This route takes you on a trek through the Cascade Head National Scenic Research Area, which harbors one of the six remaining populations of the threatened Oregon silverspot butterfly and rare wildflowers.

You’ll take a journey through coastal forest where you may see Roosevelt elk or black-tail deer and then arrive on the top of the open, windy summit of Cascade Head. Trail surface: Dirt path, wood-chip path, wood ramps, wooden bridges, and stairs.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Lincoln City
Distance: 4.2
Elevation Gain: 1,150 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 2.5 to 3.5 hours
Season: July 16 through December 21; can be muddy in winter
Trailhead Elevation: 50 feet
Top Elevation: 1,200 feet
Local Contacts: Cascade Head Scenic Research Area, Siuslaw National Forest
Topo Map: Cascade Head Topographic Map
Guide Book: Hiking the Oregon Coast Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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9/18/2006

This trail is amazing, the view from the lower viewpoint is epic to say the least. I recommend a nice lunch with mushrooms!

7/24/2006

I will going here this weekend. Remind me when I get back on August 1

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