Hart's Cove Trail #1303

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This scenic trail descends about 900 feet in elevation through a Sitka Spruce-Western Hemlock rain forest, crosses two seasonal creeks and ends at a prairie headland overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Chitwood Falls cascades off the backside cliff at Hart's Cove. An unseen cove to the south resounds with the barking of sea lions. The strenuous trail traverses steep forested hillsides to a grassy meadow on the ocean’s edge.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The following areas are closed from January 1-July 15
  • Hart's Cove Trail #1303 
  • Forest Service Road 1861 (all trailheads off FS 1861, including Hart's Cove Trailhead, are inaccesible to vehicles and foot traffic.) 
Click for a map of the closure area
Open Season: July 16 - December 31
Restrictions: Day use only. No overnight camping or parking.
Closest Towns: Hebo, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Information Center: Hebo Ranger District
31525 Hwy 22
Hebo, OR 97122

General Information


Access to this trail is at Hart's Cove Trailhead .

A map of the Cascade Head / Harts Cove Seasonal Closure

Trail Map (Geospatial PDF)

General Notes:

Close to:



Show detail SHOW

Nature Viewing

Show detail SHOW
Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
2.7 miles

  Elevation : 
1,000 feet to 180 feet