Neahkahnie Mountain from South Hike
From Portland Hikers Field Guide
- Start point: South Neahkahnie Mountain Trailhead
- End point: Neahkahnie Mountain Viewpoint
- Trail Log: Trail Log
- Hike Type: Out and back
- Distance: 3.0 miles
- Elevation gain: 840 feet
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Seasons: All
- Family Friendly: Yes
- Backpackable: No
- Crowded: No
There are two ways up Neahkahnie Mountain. This approach is a bit easier.
Don't be discouraged if the trail seems barricaded at the South Neahkahnie Mountain Trailhead. The real trail starts a few feet to the right from the obvious blocked trail. Head up through an open area filled with a mix of grass an salal. The trail gradually climbs through several switchbacks. Look for flowers in the spring, including mallow and salal in the open areas. At the top of the meadow, the trail enters the forest. You'll see coast fawn lilies and trilliums blooming beneath the large spruce trees.
After about a mile, you'll cross a dirt access road. The road uphill to the left leads to a radio tower on the south summit. For this hike cross the road and continue on the single track trail. You'll pass a bench and then you'll come to an open area about a half mile from the road. The view from here includes Neahkahnie Beach, Manzanita and the Pacific Ocean. Relax for a bit and the head back the way you came.
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Guidebooks that cover this hike
- 100 Hikes on the Oregon Coast by William L. Sullivan
- CFM (creator)