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Cascade Head Upper Viewpoint

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The Salmon River estuary from the Upper Viewpoint. (Steve Hart)
Butterfly habitat sign. (Steve Hart)
Common Catchfly and Hairy Checkermallow. (Steve Hart)
Buck in the summer. (Steve Hart)
View south from the upper viewpoint. (Steve Hart)

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This viewpoint is near the top of one of largest salt spray meadows on the Oregon Coast. Common wildlife here include elk, deer, numerous kinds of birds and several kinds of butterflies including the endangered Oregon Silverspot. Plantlife includes the endangered Cascade Head Catchfly and the quite rare Hairy Checkermallow.

The views from here are incredible. To the south and west are beautiful looks at the Pacific Ocean, including a long wave swept beach directly south. To the southeast, you'll see the Salmon River Estuary, on of the view remaining saltwater marshes in Oregon.

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Guidebooks that cover this destination

  • 60 Hikes within 60 Miles of Portland 2nd Edition, by Paul Gerald

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