Cascade Head

Otis, Oregon 97364

Cascade Head

Cascade Head Professional Review and Guide

"At the start, you might think you’ve got it made, because it’s all downhill and steep— it loses about 500 feet in the first 0.5 mile. Too bad you have to walk back up at the end of the hike.

The forest here is a young one of mostly Sitka spruce; notice that only the tops of the trees are green. That’s because these lower portions don’t get any sun. Notice also the large stumps; there’s one right on the side of the trail that you can get on top of and measure for yourself."

Cascade Head Reviews

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A rewarding hike. There are several pools of water that run down that are nice for taking a dip in, a little chilly, but refreshing! The waterfall at the top of the hike is breathtaking, well worth the hike, which is pretty easy in itself, no steep inclines. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,170 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
1-3 hours
The upper Cascade Head Preserve Trailhead is open July 16–December 31. The lower Cascade Head Preserve Trailhead at Knight Park is open year-round.
Views, Waterfalls, Wildflowers
The Nature Conservancy, 503-8028100,; Hebo Ranger District, 503-392-5100,
Local Contacts
USGS Neskowin
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Nov 2018