Cascade Head - 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 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: Trail will be temporarily closed soon due to hazardous conditions. Updated 11/13/2020.
Operational Hours: Seasonal Closure: The following areas are closed from January 1-July 15: Hart's Cove Trail #1303 and Cascade Head Trail - 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: Hebo, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Information Center: Hebo Ranger District

General Information


Access from Cascade Head Trail - 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