Saddle Mountain State Natural Area (Saddle Mountain State Park) – Seaside OR

Description

Development of Saddle Mountain State Park began with the arrival of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company #1258 in 1935. Over a five-year period, the CCC enrollees built the seven-mile access road to the base of Saddle Mountain, picnic grounds and a parking lot at the trail head, and the hiking trail to the mountain’s summit.

Saddle Mountain is a north coast landmark, known for its colorful wildflowers and rare plants, its basalt formations, and the impressive panoramic views from its 3290-foot summit. Access to these natural amenities still rely on the CCC-built zig-zag hiking trail that rises 1620 feet over a distance of 2.6 miles.

 

 

Source notes

"Five Parks for Your Vacation," The Sunday Oregonian. June 16, 1940.

"Saddle Mountain State Natural Area: Trail Guide," Pamphlet: Oregon State Parks. www.oregonstateparks.org Viewed: March 9, 2022.

Sullivan, William (2003) Oregon Trips and Trails. Eugene: Navillus Press. p. 88.

Project originally submitted by Judith T Kenny on March 9, 2022.

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Location Info


Saddle Mountain Road off Highway 26
Seaside, OR 97138

Coordinates: 45.96025609127088, -123.69340945993576

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