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Cascade Head

The trail starts at Knight County Park on Three Rocks Road and winds beside Savage Road for a short distance. It then climbs through spruce forest to a meadow. If we're lucky, we might see a herd of elk along the way. The route through the meadow to our destination is all open to beautiful views of the Salmon River estuary and the ocean.  This is an out and back trail, so one can stop and wait at a lower viewpoint if they don't want to go the full distance.

We'll leave at 7:30 a.m. from Edgewater side of the West Salem Safeway parking lot.

Difficulty:  Medium

Pace:  Moderate

Hiking Distance:  Approximately 5 miles RT to the upper viewpoint.

Elevation Gain: 1200 feet.

Driving Distance: 112 miles RT.

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Additional Info:
Trip Leader(s):
Blanka Truneckova
Registration is not available online - contact the event coordinator
Payment In Full In Advance Only
The Trip Leader is the event coordinator. The Trip Leader has the final say over who may participate in the event.

Hiking Trip Ratings:
EASY: Maximum of 5 miles round trip, elevation gain less than 1000 feet
MÉDIUM: 6-10 miles round trip, elevation gain 1000-2000 feet
HARD: Long, difficult, and strenuous

To reimburse drivers for vehicle operation costs, the suggested donation by passengers is $0.10 per mile per person to the driver.