Hikes To Take
This page lists a few of the area’s major hiking trails. Be sure to check out the Angora Hiking Club website for scheduled, guided hikes and more information about the area.
Fort to Sea Trail
The Fort To Sea Trail starts from the Visitor Center at Fort Clatsop. The first two miles take you up a gentle climb to the top of Clatsop Ridge, where on a clear day you can see through the trees to the Pacific Ocean. From there, you descend through deep woods and reach wooded pasture dotted with small lakes. The wooded pasture leads to the crossing tunnel under U.S. Highway 101 and near Camp Rilea. This stretch of the trail marks the beginning of sandy soil and gentle dunes and leads into beach woods before arriving at the Sunset Beach/Fort to Sea Trail parking lot. From there, travel the 1-mile path to the beach. Fort to Sea website
Follow in the footsteps of the Lewis & Clark Expedition on this six-mile hike across Tillamook Head between Seaside and Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park). They went for the whale blubber. You’ll enjoy the forest and periodic ocean views. (But don’t go on the edge of the cliffs. They’re dangerous.) Ecola State Park info
Cathedral Tree/Column Trail
From 28th and Irving in Astoria, Oregon, you can hike a forest trail that passes the lofty Cathedral Tree and emerges at the Astoria Column.
Astoria River Walk
The Waterfront Walkway is popular with residents and visitors, alike. Four miles of the paved pathway are in place, and it stretches beyond to Tongue Point as a more primitive trail. The Astoria Riverfront Trolley runs alongside 2 miles of the trail between the East and West End Marinas.
Warrenton River Walk
Start at the new Lighthouse Memorial near downtown Warrenton, Oregon or pick up trail at Carruthers Park on the road to Fort Stevens. This trail is expanding rapidly to circle all of Warrenton encompassing the Airport Dike Trail, Fort Stevens trails and the Fort to Sea trail. Check in with Warrenton Trails Association for more on the status of the trail and for scheduled, guided walks.
One of our favorite hikes is this 2+ mile path that circles the edge of Coffenbury Lake at Fort Stevens State Park.
A beautiful, woodsy urban park off Williamsport Road that dates back over a century. You’ll find the entrance arch from the old Weinhard Hotel, which was moved to the park after downtown Astoria burned down in 1922.
Saddle Mountain Trail
Three miles each way. Allow 3-4 hours for hiking plus time to enjoy the spectacular views at the top. Highest point is 3,283 feet. Usually open March to December. Drive to the trailhead at Saddle Mountain, the highest peak in the northern Coast Range, by taking Highway 26 to a clearly signed point 14 miles east of Seaside.
Saddle Mountain Recreation Area