Rainforest Trail #1310

Area Status: 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: Two closure orders exist in the Cascade Head area: (1) Forest Road 1861 due to 2021 landslides until further notice and (2) a natural resource-related seasonal closure Jan. 1-July 15. See map.
  • Rainforest Trail: Trail remains open year round. Access from Three Rocks Road (on south end) or Hwy 101 (on north end). Hikers must remain on trail. FSR 1861 closed to foot traffic.
  • Emergency Response: Tillamook County emergency response is limited in the Cascade Head area due to restricted access to FSR 1861. Cell service is limited.
  • Forest Road 1861: Closed to vehicle & foot traffic from Hwy 101 4 miles to the Cascade Head coastline. Road will be closed beyond the seasonal closure for an extended period of time.
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:

A map of the Cascade Head Seasonal Closure / Landslide

Trail Map (Geospatial PDF)

General Notes:

Close to:


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Viewing Plants

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
6.0 miles

  Elevation : 
Three Rocks Road TH – 60 feet; Road 1861 TH - 640 feet; Forest Service Road 1861 - 752 feet