The Saturday before, we had hiked Cape Falcon for the first time (which offers a view of Neahkahnie) and decided to hike this mountain because of it's close proximity. Legend has it that Neahkahnie Mountain has buried treasure. The gist of the story is that pirates would have slaves dig holes to bury their treasure. After the hole was dug, the slaves would be murdered and placed on top of the treasure, so that if a person came across it, they would stop digging in respect of the grave. Anyways, the mountain is supposed to be haunted and still contain buried treasure. Unfortunately, we weren't confronted by any 200 year old ghosts.
The trail has a false summit. There is a scramble over rocks to get to the true summit. When you've reached the top, you will have the view in the picture above.
- Elevation: 1,450 feet
- Distance: 5.4 miles
- No pass required at trailhead