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Cathedral Tree Hike

Northern Oregon Coast, Oregon

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  • Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis).- Cathedral Tree Hike
  • Salal (Gaultheria shallon).- Cathedral Tree Hike
  • Base of the Cathedral Tree.- Cathedral Tree Hike
  • Cathedral Tree.- Cathedral Tree Hike
  • Old-growth forest of Sitka spruce and western hemlock.- Cathedral Tree Hike
  • Old-growth forest of Sitka spruce and western hemlock.- Cathedral Tree Hike
  • Old-growth forest of Sitka spruce and western hemlock.- Cathedral Tree Hike
  • Oregon oxalis (Oxalis oregana).- Cathedral Tree Hike
  • Deer fern (Cystopteris spicant).- Cathedral Tree Hike
  • Astoria Column, the final destination.- Cathedral Tree Hike
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Pros: 
Giant Sitka spruce. Unique access to Astoria Column.
Cons: 
Adjacent forest clearing.
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Region:
Northern Oregon Coast, OR
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
360.00 ft (109.73 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
3.00 mi (4.83 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
200.00 ft (60.96 m)
Current Local Weather:
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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This short hiking trail through Astoria's hillside urban forest is a perfect way to see two of the town's most unique landmarks.  Departing from Irving Street high above Astoria's historic downtown, the trail ventures one-half mile to the giant Sitka spruce known as the 'Cathedral Tree' that has survived more than three centuries of hurricane-force winds and recent human development.

From the Cathedral Tree, if you extend your adventure an additional mile through a well-preserved coastal forest to the top of Coxcomb Hill, you will reach the iconic Astoria Column and to enjoy the 360 degree panoramic views of the region.

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