Cathedral Tree Trail

Astor Column Park, Oregon

Elevation Gain457ft
Trailhead Elevation592ft
Elevation Min/Max256/592ft
Elevation Start/End592/592ft

Cathedral Tree Trail

Cathedral Tree Trail is a hiking trail in Astoria, Oregon. It is within Astor Column Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 592 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 457 feet. Coxcomb Hill (elevation 564 feet), the Relief Map information tactile map, and the Astoria Column viewpoint are near the trailhead. There are also restrooms and parking.

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Day Hiking Oregon Coast (The Mountaineers Books)
Bonnie Henderson
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"Sitka spruce are among the tallest trees in the world, and they can live for hundreds of years. Young spruce seedlings rarely take root in anything but the rotting stump, snag, or fallen trunk of another spruce. This easy and accessible trail puts these spruce forest dynamics on display." Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast (Falcon Guides)
Lizann Dunegan
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"This route explores a unique coastal forest right in the heart of Astoria. You'll get to view a 300-year-old Sitka spruce tree and climb to the top of the historic, 125-foot Astoria Column. From the top of the column, you’ll have gorgeous views of downtown Astoria and the Columbia River. As the oldest settlement west of the Rocky Mountains, Astoria is dotted with historical Victorian homes and has several museums dedicated to preserving its history. The town is named after John Jacob Astor, who helped establish Fort Astoria in 1811.The area began to grow when settlers, many of Scandinavian descent, arrived in the area in the 1840s.The town is located on the south side of the Columbia River not far from the Columbia Bar (the mouth of the Columbia River)." Read more

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Extremely muddy trail from Cathedral Tree up to Astoria Column.

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Trail Information

Astor Column Park
Nearby City
Astor Column Park
Skill Level
City of Astoria
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