Arch Cape-Cape Falcon

Date: February 25, 2017 Location: Oswald West State Park Start: Shingle Mill Trailhead Distance: 11.9 miles (12.4 if we'd made it to junction with Cape Falcon Trail) Duration: 2 hours 37 minutes (breaks not included) Type: Out-and-back References: Oregon Hikers Between sickness, injuries, and work obligations, our last few weekends have been pretty low-key. As per... Continue Reading →

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Tillamook Head Traverse

Date: December 18, 2016 Location: Ecola State Park Start: Tillamook Head Trailhead Distance: 11.05 miles Duration: 2 hours 49 minutes (breaks not included) Elevation gain: 2234 feet Type: Out-and-back References: Oregon Hikers "Oh the weather outside is frightful..." Seriously though. The recent onslaught of winter weather here in Portland had us reconsidering our planned beach... Continue Reading →

Neahkahnie Mountain

Date: June 12, 2016 Location: Oswald West State Park Start: North Neahkahnie Mountain Trailhead Distance: 5 miles Duration: 2 hours 14 minutes (breaks not included) Elevation gain: 1450 feet Type: Out-and-back References: Oregon Hikers To celebrate the completion of successful end-of-year student recitals/concerts, we decided to get away for the weekend and take Cassie on... Continue Reading →

Saddle Mountain

Date: July 28, 2014 Location: Saddle Mountain State Park Start: Saddle Mountain Trailhead Distance: 5.2 miles Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes (breaks not included) Elevation gain: 1600 feet Type: Out-and-back References: 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Portland by Paul Gerald; Oregon Hikers We did this short and sweet hike during a weekend stay in Gearhart. The trailhead is... Continue Reading →

Elk Mountain-Kings Mountain

Date: June 30, 2014 Location: Tillamook State Forest Start: Elk Creek Trailhead Distance: 10.8 miles Duration: 6 hours 53 minutes (breaks not included) Elevation gain: 3700 feet Type: Loop References: 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Portland by Paul Gerald; Oregon Hikers This hike is one of the more physically challenging ones that we've done. There are some... Continue Reading →

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