Cascade Head Trail #1310


This trail runs north to south within the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area. The Sitka Spruce-Western Hemlock rain forest here has been studied by foresters since 1934. This trail is less crowded than the other two popular trails in the area – it is entirely inland and has no view points. Mid-way on the trail near the headwaters of Calkins Creek there remains a grove of six-foot diameter Sitka spruce. Trail has a forested backdrop with large Sitka spruce, Western hemlock, Douglas fir and Red alder.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: North end of trail (north of Forest Service Road 1861) is closed due to a landslide wiping out the trail.
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: Recreation pass or fee required? NO
Information Center: Hebo Ranger District

General Information


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 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.8 mb)

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  Area/Length : 
6.0 miles

  Elevation : 
South TH – 60 feet; North TH - 640 feet; Forest Service Road 1861 - 752 feet