Humbug Mountain Trail

Humbug Mountain Trail

Humbug Mountain Trail

The Humbug Mountain Trail head is directly across from Humbug Mountain State Park Campground. There’s a small parking lot just off Hwy 101 where you can park if you’re not camping. If you are camping at Humbug Mountain State Park, there’s a short tunnel under Hwy 101 that takes you right to the Humbug Mountain trail-head. Humbug Mountain is 1756 feet above sea level and is one of the highest headlands on the Oregon Coast. The trail forks after the first mile with the western fork going toward the ocean and the eastern fork wrapping around the back side of the mountain. There are some beautiful views of the ocean from the western fork, but not the amazing ocean view at the top we had hoped for. The west fork is another 1.5 miles and the east fork through the old growth forest is another 2 miles. It’s easy to end up hiking a lot further than you originally plan, so we suggest bringing some water. We would consider this hike moderate, but you will be hikiing up hill with its 1710′ elevation gain. There are some switch backs, and fairly steep sections, so don’t go too fast on the way down. If you do the entire upper loop the hike is 5.5miles. This is a great hike and it’s an added bonus to be conveniently located right next to the Humbug Mountain State Park Campground.

 

 

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