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Cascade Head North Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Where the Cascade Head Trail meets FR 1861 (bobcat)
Closure sign, FR 1861, Cascade Head Trail (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Fees and Regulations

  • Seasonal area closure from January 1st to July 15th: stay on the trail.
  • No hiking of the abandoned section off trail north of FR 1861, Jan. 1st to July 15th.
  • No vehicle access to this trailhead, Jan. 1st to July 15th.

Driving Directions

Drive I-5 South to Exit 278 for Donald and Aurora.

After exiting, turn right onto Ehlen Road, which becomes Yergen Road, and drive 3.6 miles.

At a crossroads, continue straight on McKay Road for 3.4 miles.

At the T-junction with Highway 219, turn right, and proceed 3.1 miles, crossing the Willamette River.

Turn left onto the Newberg/Dundee Bypass, and go 4.2 miles.

Bear right at the merge with Highway 99W, and drive another 3.2 miles.

Then turn left onto Highway 18 for Dayton and the Oregon Coast. Keep on Highway 18 for 52.1 miles.

Exit right for Neskowin, Tillamook and Astoria and, in 0.2 miles, join Highway 101 North.

Drive north on 101 for 3.7 miles before turning left onto FR 1861 for Harts Cove.

Drive 1.1 miles on this gravel road to pullouts on the left or right side near the trailhead (FR 1861 is closed between January 1st and July 15th).


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