The Rainforest Trail #1310

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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 coastline viewpoints. Mid-way on the trail near the headwaters of Calkins Creek there remains a grove of six-foot diameter old growth Sitka spruce. Trail has a forested backdrop with large Sitka spruce, Western hemlock, Douglas fir and Red alder. The Rainforest Trail #1310 is part of the Oregon Coast Trail (OCT).

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Seasonal Closure: The following areas are closed from January 1-July 15: Hart's Cove Trail #1303 and The Rainforest Trail #1310 - North Trailhead. Persons using the trail portions listed below are exempt from this closure but MUST STAY ON THE TRAIL. Click for a map of the closure area.
Restrictions: Day use only. No overnight camping or parking.
Closest Towns:
  • Neskowin, OR
  • Lincoln City, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Information Center: Hebo Ranger District

General Information


Access from The Rainforest Trail #1310 - South Trailhead

A map of the Cascade Head / Harts Cove Seasonal Closure

 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF)

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  Area/Length : 
6.0 miles

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