Humbug Mountain, located in the Coastal Range of Oregon, 17 miles East of Seaside, Oregon, on Sunset Highway, is a little known mountain with a logging road all the way to the top of the summit. This mountain has over 1,000 feet of prominence, which helps give it excellent views, especially to the South.
This mountain is on private land and is not popular and has excellent views to the South and to the ocean with views through the clear-cuts starting 1.4 miles up the road. There are some views that are pretty and are very open. There are some pretty yellow flowers (not sure of the name) that dot the trail, along with slugs and other interesting wildflowers. The mountain is a clear-cut logging road all the way to the top and is fairly wide, with easy footing most of the way. However, there appeared to be a lot of loose rocks getting close to the top and falling rocks and trees that you need to be careful about. On the way, there is a lot of beautiful greenery.
The mountain has excellent views to the south and to the ocean with the clear-cuts starting 1.4 miles up the road. This mountain is overshadowed by its Northern neighbor, Saddle Mountain, which is a very popular local trail and is on public state land called Saddle Mountain State Park.
The most impressive fact about Humbug Mountain is that for a “Small” mountain, it has really beautiful views. The clouds can often cloud this view, but sometimes it is just the mist moving off from the ocean. There is the ocean way off in the distance,and I imagine on a clear day, one would be able to see it. Humbug Mountain has a soft beauty. On the summit, there is a cell phone tower,but that does not detract from its beauty.