Humbug Mountain (Oregon Coast/Port Orford)

Rating (Out of 5): 4.0

Location: Near Port Orford, Ore.

Distance: 5.5 miles round-trip

Difficulty: Difficult

Camping: No on trail; yes at state park

Quick hit: Located south of Port Orford along Oregon’s South Coast, the Humbug Mountain Trail leads through a lush and dense old-growth coastal forest that seems to take you back in time.

The view of the ocean aren’t the highlight, but rather the dense, dripping nature of the forest. There are a few views of the ocean here and there, including some near the summit, but it’s not why people hike this trail.

The trail itself is fairly difficult, climbing about 1,500 feet to the summit, but the path is well-graded and well-maintained. After a few miles on the trail, hikers will a junction that begins a loop. It’s worth doing the entire route. When you’re on the loop, a short trail branches off to the summit.

Directions: From Port Orford, drive south on Highway 101 for six miles. The trailhead is easy to find, being right on the side of the Highway 101.

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