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near Denver (historical), Oregon (United States)
The Saddle Mountain State Park entrance is located just past mile post 10 going East on Hwy 26 from Seaside. The trail head is 7 mile from the entrance to the park. The road is very bumpy so be kind to your vehicle suspension! The trail starts at an easy pace and starts zig-zaging after about 1 mile. The trail gets progressively steeper and more arduous as it progressively gains height. Just before the saddle it levels out prior to a decent between the two peaks. A more steeper trail then takes you to the summit. On the steeper parts the trail is covered with wire to provide a good footing and reduce erosion. There are a few places to stop on the way that include a table and seating. This is a classic mountain hike with tremendous views. If the weather is good you can see Mt St Helens and Mt Hood to the East, while viewing the Pacific Ocean to the West! Restrooms - At the trail head parking lot.