Cascade Head

Lincoln City, Oregon 97367

Cascade Head

Cascade Head Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Cascade Head Reviews

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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!
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7/24/2006
I will going here this weekend. Remind me when I get back on August 1
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6/20/2006
This is one of the great Oregon Coast Hikes. Please note, though, that the guidebook is incorrect because this can be hiked all year around from the lower trailhead. It is ONLY the upper trailhead that is closed on the dates specified. And please, please abide by the Nature Conservancy guidelines, particularly to stay ON the trail, or the trail could be closed to the public permanently. This is one of the very few remaining hatitats for an endangered butterfly. You also do not have to climb to the top. You can stop about halfway and about half the elevation and still see most of what there is to see.
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5/8/2006
This hike was amazing! My fiancee and I had lunch at the end of the trail. Really beautiful!
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Trail Information

Lincoln City
Nearby City
4.2
Distance
1,150 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
2.5 to 3.5 hours
Duration
July 16 through December 21; can be muddy in winter
Season
50 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,200 feet
Top Elevation
Cascade Head Scenic Research Area, Siuslaw National Forest
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