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blueBlack Saddle Mountain Trail

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4.5 mile 7.3 kilometer out and back
64% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,671' 509 m
Descent: -1,672' -510 m
High: 3,266' 996 m
Low: 1,704' 519 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Bruce Turner

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This is perhaps the best run on the west coast of Northern Oregon.

Bruce Turner

Features Views · Wildflowers

While open all year, the road to the trailhead can be icy in winter.

Overview

This is a local favorite trail touting fantastic views of the area's volcanoes; on a clear day, expect to see St. Helens, Hood, Rainier, Adams, and Jefferson.

Near the top, expect it to be steep.

Need to Know

Come prepared with a rain jacket—this is the Pacific Northwest after all.

Runner Notes

While this is a great run, do it early to avoid the crowds.

Description

Right from the parking lot, this trail poses an easy start. It winds uphill through forest, eventually breaking out of the trees and into great views, wildflowers in the springtime, and on a clear day, stupendous views of volcanoes and the mouth of the Columbia.

Flora & Fauna

Beautiful wildflowers grow here in the spring.

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Land Manager: Oregon State Parks

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